What is a Clinical Hypnotherapist?
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a special branch of alternative medicine that uses a combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy techniques as a method to create unconscious change by introducing new beliefs, responses, thoughts, behavioral changes and changes in attitude into the subconscious mind. Contrary to popular belief, a patient is not “put under” and has complete control over his or her actions. Clinical Hypnotherapists are trained in protocols that not only allow them to help their clients create subconscious change but to also discover the root cause of the issues that are the source of the needed change. Clinical Hypnotherapists are extensively trained in how to plan and customize their clients’ sessions, there is no cookie cutter approach or protocol scripts that work for everyone, our needs are as unique and individual as our fingerprints.
The role of the Hypnotherapist involves:
Establishing a therapeutic alliance with the client that includes absolute positive regard and trust. Then, developing a well-informed client profile to help further the task of discovery of root causation. Finally, helping the client reach a trance like state of the deepest peace and tranquility, sufficient to bypass their “conscious mind” also known as the “filter” part of the mind. Without the conscious mind in the way, the desired subconscious changes can be established.
Extensively trained Clinical Hypnotherapists utilize appropriate skills in protocols, interventions and methodologies while in the trance state to help the client reach permanent resolution with their presenting problem.
Countless published peer reviewed studies have proven clinical hypnotherapy to be a successful and alternative treatment in many areas, including:
- Child birth
- Eating Disorders
- Habit Change
- Pain Control
In fact the possibilities are limited only by the client’s willingness and desire for change.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is also an excellent opportunity for therapists and certified practitioners in the following fields to advance or enhance their existing practice in:
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Life Coaching
- Meditation Instructor
- Spiritual Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Holistic Nursing
ARCH Canada is an accrediting body for Clinical Hypnotherapists and Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapists.
Unlike other Associations ARCH does not accept insufficiently trained Hypnotherapists, they only take the best.
ARCH Accredited training is extensive and learning from a qualified instructor with their own successful private practice assures you and your clients that you have exceeded the skills necessary to be successful in this career.