I’m often asked, “Is hypnosis therapy?Are you a therapist?” The answer is a resounding no! My job is very different than that of a therapist.
I call myself a hypnotist because the word therapist implies something that I am not. I know that might upset some of my colleagues – and it’s perfectly legal here in Minnesota, as it is in other states, to use the title of Hypnotherapist. I choose not to because it a bit misleading, and confusing to the general public. I am a Board Certified Hypnotist.
Let me tell you the difference. A therapist works with people who have diagnosable conditions: Mental illness, clinical depression, anxiety, phobias. I work with underlying symptoms of those cases, and often I work with therapists. I send clients to therapists and they send clients to me who may be stuck, or there is a certain issue they are trying to change and they haven’t found an effective way.
I look at hypnosis as complementary: it complements therapy, western medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture. Hypnosis make it that much stronger and more effective. In Minnesota we are alternative medicine, but I don’t see hypnosis as an either/or, it’s a team effort in many situations. That’s where we can be the most powerful.
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.