In therapy, a complex issue is being dealt with by reaching out the conscious mind which only constitutes 10% of the individual’s total being. Sometimes when we deal with something consciously, our mind puts up a protective barrier to block/shield us from the true issue. When this happens it creates a cycle where it seems like we are fighting ourselves.
After entering into hypnosis, we now have the potential to work with the remaining 90% which is the subconscious. Therefore, traditional therapy has a lower success rate.
With the subconscious we have the ability to discover and work with the underlying issue. Its important to recognize and understand that putting a person in the state of hypnosis and giving suggestions does not resolve deeper issues. This is the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis can give the suggestion that you are not addicted to chocolate, but in Hypnotherapy we address with why you are addicted to chocolate and deal with that issue directly. Then you are no longer fighting to stop eating chocolate because the underlying root cause was already addressed. In the hypnotic state we are much more open to new ideas and change. Outside of the hypnotic state our mind then takes the positive suggestions given during the Hypnotherapy session and executes them easily and effortlessly… to the point where you realize in amazement what already happened.
In the office, we refer to the difference between Therapy/Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy as “fix the cause or forever chase the symptom.”