I talk a lot here and on YouTube about how important it is to avoid less-than-able hypnotists. It can feel hard to know who has the experience and knowledge and who really doesn’t. Luckily, there is only 1 detail you need to learn about someone to know, for certain, if that person is a master in the art or not.
AVOID the term LIFE COACH.
If you want to be hypnotized, you should avoid life coaches at all costs. They won’t give you what you want. Even after you get honest. This is because they can’t, no matter how many certifications they have or claim to have.
Life Coaches practice CBT.
This is tragic. Anyone who knows even the very basics about hypnosis (affiliate link) knows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy doesn’t work very well for many and is painful for all. And yet, some people who claim to be reasonably able hypnotizers insist on practicing it anyway. They say that it is a treatment method that they know will work on anyone (yeah, right.)
Hypnosis is a shortcut for CBT.
The same changes that dieting, food journals and rubber bands around wrists create can all be achieved through hypnosis alone. While it should be more intense than CBT, it is also faster and easier for a client to go through. As long as you find a master of the art with whom to work.
Do you disagree? Have you found a hypnotist who is also a Life Coach who seems legit at both? Are YOU both and would love to have a talk with me on the merits of what you do? Let’s chat in replies.
Learn more about what you should expect out of hypnosis from Jer Grafsgaard on YouTube.