LSH blog - hypnotherapy vs meditation

Hypnotherapy vs meditation, what is the difference? This is something I am often asked and it is an interesting question.

They are different but also similar because both processes are therapeutic and help us to lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

Both hypnotherapy and meditation induce calming states of mind and use relaxation breathing techniques to start with. However, hypnotherapy is more focused on specific goals; to feel more confident, to overcome fear and anxiety, to develop a mindful approach to eating, to stop smoking or to achieve better sleep. There is an end point and hypnotherapy uses different techniques to achieve this, while the client is in a deep state of relaxation.

Meditation involves freeing the mind completely of all thoughts to invoke calm, clarity and insight. The ultimate and only real goal with meditation is to eventually learn such complete discipline that you can experience the total absence of thought. Whether you ever actually achieve this or not is almost incidental, because the steps toward it are enjoyable and  beneficial.

Hypnotherapy vs Meditation

With hypnotherapy, you are keeping your mind relaxed and free and the hypnotherapist is able to talk directly to your subconscious to achieve the goals you have set.

With meditation, you are clearing your own mind to create an open space, but nothing is being suggested to you.

Both practices are pleasant and positive experiences and I encourage my clients to take a holistic approach to their health and to meditate alongside the hypnotherapy work that we do. They compliment each other and both will achieve a complete state of relaxation which improves health and well-being.

If you would like to book in for an online session, please do get in touch or call 07713464165 and experience for yourself how your life can be transformed by hypnotherapy.