Counseling and hypnosis share some. similarities. Both involve trust, and for both to work, the person participating in counseling or hypnosis needs to feel comfortable, and have faith in the overall competency of the therapist. This is where the similarities seem to end.
The single biggest complaint that we hear about counseling is that it take an incredibly long time to see results. People have said that just talking about a problem does absolutely nothing for them. This is where hypnosis comes into play.
I have always said that whatever I can get done in 50 sessions of counseling and therapy, I can can done in 10 or less sessions with hypnosis. What happens with hypnosis, the person leaves the office feeling the best they have felt in years. They leave the office with the warning, "Depending how long the results INITIALLY last, will tell me how much work we have to do together." Every hypnosis session is cumilative. As the subconscious mind is more willing to participate in hypnosis, the more suggestions and length of time the results will last. The ultimate goal in hypnosis is to resolve what ever problem is presented. Also, since all hypnosis is truly self hypnosis, the person will ultimately learn how to duplicate the results at home.
In all my years of counseling, I have never seen results occur this fast.
Thoughts of rambling therapists.