The difference between counselling and hypnotherapy is that the former targets conscious experiences such as thoughts and feelings and latter aims to influence the unconscious mind. So while the counselling process, involving respect, empathy and listening encourage conscious trust, hypnosis helps to develop unconscious trust. Counselling and psychotherapy, whatever the approach, can help to make hypnosis and NLP more effective and vice versa, even though each attempts to address problems from a slightly different perspective.
Hypnotherapy usually focuses on changing behaviors, while counselling and psychotherapy more often help self-understanding and self-acceptance. Together, breaking old habits and developing more adaptive behaviors and improving self-esteem and self-knowledge can create a much happier individual.
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