Hypnosis is the tool a hypnotherapist uses to solve an issue for a client. If a professional is using hypnosis to help a client overcome an issue than that professional is a hypnotherapist. To understand what a hypnotherapist does one first must understand the basics of what hypnotism is. In its most simplistic form the word hypnosis comes from the Greek word “hypnos” which simply means, to sleep. Hypnotism at its most basic level is the act of putting someone into a trance like state or sleep like state. Although you are never actually asleep and in fact as you will see you are actually hyper aware.
The hypnotic trance is a very flexible tool for helping clients overcome mental and physical health problems of all kinds. Different people define a hypnotic trance differently, but the most commonly they are referring to: