Welcome to RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc. The only hypnotherapy practice in the State of Missouri that requires all of our hypnotherapist to belong to the Missouri Board of Professional Hypnotherapist and Hypnotist. All of our therapists have graduated from nationally accredited schools of hypnotherapy that are listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Program, and served a 10,000 hour clinical residency under the direct supervision of a Certified Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist.
Our offices are located at 1803 Sun Valley Drive, Suite D, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
The question that we are most often asked is why Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is completely different from “talk therapy.” Talk therapy also know as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is designed to work only with the conscious mind. The conscious mind is 12% of the mind with the remaining 88% composed of the subconscious mind. While the conscious mind is easily overloaded and shuts down, the subconscious mind never sleeps and never forgets, it records everything in our lives, thoughts, actions, intentions, and results. The subconscious mind literally makes us who we are. It controls the type of friends we will have, the type of person we will marry, or even if we will ever marry, the kind of job we will have, how much money we will make, the homes we live in, the illnesses we have, how fast our recovery is, how much we weigh, do we like crowds, are we the life of the party, do we prefer very small groups, or being solitary. The subconscious mind controls every aspect of our body except something that we actually have to consciously have to think about to do.
Unlike CBT that takes years to make progress (if any progress is ever achieved); hypnotherapy takes sessions not years. It is not uncommon for issues to be resolved in less than 10 sessions. Sometimes it may take longer, and often times it takes much less than 10 sessions to resolve the issue. Once the issue is resolved at the subconscious level it will never return. This is another difference between a hypnotherapist and a psychologist, LCSW, or counselor, we plan and expect to resolve the issue, and you leave and never return for the same issue.
What is the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist? The short answer is training. Most hypnotist have not graduated from an accredited school of hypnotherapy, but, they have taken some classes (anywhere from a couple of hours to perhaps a week) and have been awarded certification by a self certifying agency such as the National Hypnosis Guild (NHG), the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ICBCH), and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) to name a few. Hypnotherapist have received their training from accredited schools of hypnotherapy, served a minimum of 1000 hours under the direct supervision of a certified clinical hypnotherapist, and must continue to improve their skills though accredited workshops and accredited academic classes. A typical hypnotherapist has a minimum of 700 hours of accredited academic training in the field of hypnotherapy, 300 hours of handwriting analysis, before they are allowed to enter their clinical internship.
How will I know if the person calling themselves a hypnotist or hypnotherapist is properly trained? The easiest way to answer this question is go to your local library and ask for the copy of “How to Find, Interview, and Select the Perfect Hypnotherapist by David F. Newman, D. Sc., if your local library doesn’t have a copy, they are available for order at Amazon, and Barns and Noble. The Interview is the best place to start. Beginning the interview with a hypnotist or hypnotherapist is very similar to the type of interview one might have when selecting a medical specialist like a cardiologist. Let’s face it there are all sorts of medical doctors out in the world. Some are absolute miracle workers, some are super good, others are very good, but most are just average. Average is fine for most cases, but sometimes average just won’t do. During the interview process the client will have to evaluate the level of expertise of the hypnotist or hypnotherapist and don’t be afraid to verify what they tell you with independent third party sources.
Doing the research on the hypnotist or hypnotherapist you are considering is vital. Let’s look at a number of factors to help you in this process:
Step 1: Review their Website and look at what it is telling you.
- Does it present a professional appearance?
- Is it presented in a clear, logical, easy to read manner
- Is the site specific and factual, or is it general and vague
- Can you verify the information that is on the site though independent 3rd parties
- Is the professional’s contact information easy to find including the address of the office
- Does the hypnotherapist or hypnotist work out of a free standing office, or out of their home
- Are there any claims of associations or certifying bodies on the site and if there are can you find their website so you can see what the qualifications are for membership or certification
- Has the hypnotist or hypnotherapist written any articles and have they been published and if so are they available to read on the internet
Step 2: Call and speak to the hypnotist or hypnotherapist and see how they handle your call:
- Does the hypnotist or hypnotherapist sound like they are an authority on the topic?
- Are their answers straight to the point and clear
- Ask if they perform any another form of work such as massage therapy, or elsewhere such as at a hospital, as a nurse or physical therapist
- Ask how many clients do they treat in a year
- Ask how long they have been practicing
- Ask them where they received their training
- Finally ask them to explain the difference between emotional and physical suggestibility. (Out of all of the questions to ask, this is the most important one). The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (the U.S. Government’s definitions of what one must do to practice a specific occupation) 079.157.010 Hypnotherapist “induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior patterns; Consults with client to determine nature of the problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis works and what clients will experience. Test subject to determine degree of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in clients, using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.”
Why is step 2 so important? Hypnotherapy is a demanding career requiring a lot of training and practice. If you are seeing a professional for an issue you owe it to yourself to find a “real professional” not one who is part time. When was the last time you went to a medical doctor who was a medical doctor by day and a plumber by night? Doesn’t really happen. Not if the person you are speaking to is a well trained professional. The testing of emotional and physical suggestibility is vital because it directly relates to how the client accepts or rejects suggestions. If you give an emotional suggestible a direct suggestion it will immediately be vented out (the subconscious will immediately reject and nullify the suggestion), but if the hypnotist or hypnotherapist doesn’t know how to test for emotional and physical suggestibility how do they know if you vented the suggestion or not? The answer is they don’t. The session just didn’t work. You are going to the hypnotist or hypnotherapist to achieve results, not have them guess at what might or might not work.
How about group sessions? We don’t offer group sessions simply because they will only work on 23% of the worlds population. Mentioned above suggestibilities are different. So at best in a group session any given suggestion would only work for less than half the group. The other half would have totally wasted their time and money. The unspoken truth about group sessions is it is an easy way for the hypnotist to make a large amount of money very quickly. Most group sessions (usually for smoking and weight loss) have a maximum seating of 100 and the hypnotist charges $59.00 per session. Since the group session will last about 60 minutes the hypnotist has just made $5,900 in 60 minutes and follow that with another $5,900 for the weight loss session. This person has just grossed $11,800 for 2 hours of work that at best will only work for less than half of the people there.