Are Hypnotists Healers?
The other day my wife received an email offer for a $39 hypnosis session by a Hypnotist representing themselves as a “Healer”. There has been much confusion in the minds of people over such claims about hypnosis. I would like to help you understand more clearly what hypnosis is and what it isn’t. I write every article about hypnosis, in the hope that you will consider Hypnosis Group as your source of accurate information on all matters concerning hypnosis.
In that spirit, let’s look at this offer and claim of being a “healer” together and see if it stands up to reasonable scrutiny.
Do Hypnotists Work With Medical Conditions?
Medical Healing implies that there is a process within the body which is being affected by an outside or external therapy or medical treatment. It is against the law for any person other than a person with a medical certification, to diagnose,, treat or perform therapy on medical conditions.
It’s true that Hypnotists work with medical conditions but only under the direction and supervision of a Doctor.
Conditions professional Hypnotists work with mostly are not medical conditions at all, but merely bad habits and everyday concerns blown out of proportion.
Do Hypnotists Call Themselves Healers?
I believe if you were to ask any Doctor if they were a “healer” most would say no. While it is true that they use their science to aid in a healing process, I think most would attribute “healing” to the therapy they are using or a “spiritual being” bigger than themselves.
In the case of Hypnotists who call themselves healers, I would ask if they can cure themselves of afflictions or disease, like the common cold? If a “healer” cannot “heal” themselves on demand, then how does it work that they might “heal” others? And if so, where does this “power or ability”?
Professional Hypnotists Believe That Control Resides With The Client
All National Guild Certified Hypnotists of which I am an Instructor, practice in the belief that control always resides within the person being hypnotized. Even while experiencing the deepest stages of Hypnosis. Indeed, if a fire alarm went off while I was working with a client, they would self-emerge from hypnosis and beat me out the door!
Hypnosis is a purposeful and co-operative process between 2 people. More specifically, this means a Hypnotist (“the operator”) and another person (“the co-operator”), except in the case of self-hypnosis, where it can be the same person.
Without co-operation or the agreed upon expectation of results, no hypnosis can take place.
The suggestions we give to clients are only valid if they are in accordance with the change they want in life.
Can Hypnosis Achieve Impossible Outcomes?
No Hypnotist can cause impossible events or abilities to manifest in clients. Although most of my customers become non-smokers in one session, this is not an extraordinary occurrence for a skilled Hypnotist and a motivated client.
Sometimes in my practice, extraordinarily positive outcomes (healings?) take place in people that I cannot attribute to my natural, hypnotic methods.
I would refer these situations to “supernatural” healing offered through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of “The Most High God”, under whose authority I work.
From my Christian point of view, as a Hypnotist I am the person delivering the words my training and even God Himself, by inspiration of The Holy Spirit, tells me say. Blessings, healings, and divine favor received in addition to the suggestions I offer, remains in the hands of “The Most High God”; along with any “healing” that may take place.
Simply put, I suggest the possible, “The Most High God” does the impossible.
What Should You Know About A Hypnotist Before Your First Session?
As your Hypnotist Consultant, I would suggest you investigate the beliefs of any Hypnotist in whom you place your trust. If they refer to themselves a “healer”, I will recommend you to find out under whose authority they do this healing. Ask them the basis of their beliefs used in the hypnosis process.
I hope this article has helped you understand that hypnosis is not a mysterious or “metaphysical” practice. Every aspect of it is easily understood by any person of average intelligence, when explained by a skilled Hypnotist. I suggest you scrutinize carefully any Hypnotist who would represent it otherwise.
Questions To Ask Your Hypnotist
1. Where did You receive your training?
2. What professional organization are you accountable to? Are you a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists?
3. Do you receive continuation training? When did you train last? Are you accountable to other Hypnotist professionals, and do they review your work periodically?
4. Why do you believe you will be able to help me with my problem? How many sessions should this take? (excessive numbers of sessions are not normally needed, and not suggested by ethical Hypnotists)
5. Do you follow a Professional Code of Ethics and do you offer a Bill of Rights to your clients?
6. Do you practice as a Hypnotist in accordance with State and Federal Law?