To dispel some of these notions I will outline what a Consulting Hypnotist actually does. He or She is simply a coach or teacher. They teach the client how to use Hypnosis to overcome fears or habits that have developed through their lifetime. This is simply done by teaching them how to communicate with their creative unconscious mind. This is where all our decision making process, emotions, memories and our automatic body functions are controlled form.
By allowing this unconscious mind to come to the surface in a creative manner this releases stress as in meditation. The difference with Hypnosis is that we teach the clients not only to bring this part of us to the surface but also to utilize it for stress relief, personal change and creative insight. The client now has more mental resources to utilize.
The simple metaphor that I use is: You have a Genie in a bottle (your unconscious). If you don't let the Genie out he or she will get out and be very upset (stress). If you take the Genie out of the bottle you feel better (meditation). But you have a Powerful Genie with the power to make changes in your life! By using the other 90% of your brain you can change habits, remove fears, set goals, and learn to utilize the creative insight that is in all of us. (HYPNOSIS).
To sum up the fear of the first visit to the Hypnotist's chair is usually replaced with eager anticipation and my clients look forward to hopping into the chair to explore more about themselves and apply the new insightful tools that they now wheel. They are using the powerful Genie that is their unconscious mind to make beneficial changes within themselves (HYPNOSIS).
The Will-Full Mind Hypnosis