I’m often asked, Are you a therapist? Are you a hypnotherapist? The answer is a resounding no to both.
While it’s perfectly legal here in Minnesota to call myself a hypnotherapist, as it is in a few other states, I choose not to because I find it misleading and confusing to the general public. It implies something that I am not. I am a Board Certified Hypnotist.
My job is also very different than that of a therapist. A therapist works with people who have diagnosable conditions: Mental illness, clinical depression, anxiety, phobias. I may from time to time work with the underlying symptoms of those cases, and often I work with therapists.
Therapy is done in the conscious mind. Hypnosis is done using the subconscious mind. Each requires a different set of skills and techniques. I send clients to therapists when their issue is not appropriate for me and they send clients to me who may be stuck, or there is a certain issue they are trying to solve and they haven’t found an effective way to do so. Therapists and I both work with emotions, but in very different ways.
While hypnosis is effective on its own, it is also complementary to therapy, western medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture. Hypnosis can make those modalities even more effective. In Minnesota I am considered alternative medicine, but I don’t see hypnosis as an either/or, as in many situations it’s a team effort.
If you have more questions about how hypnosis works or can help you, give me a call!
I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Let us help you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.