Every once in a while a student will ask, “Isn’t NLP just hypnosis?”
If you’re an NLP Practitioner, you have probably received similar questions.
Here’s an explanation:
Hypnosis is a specific set of tools and techniques to help you enter into a trance-like state (in layman’s terms, your conscious mind goes bye-bye).
NLP, on the other hand, has no formal induction. It doesn’t use the same tools and techniques as hypnosis, because both your conscious mind and unconscious mind are involved.
So when NLP was discovered, the early pioneers looked at hypnosis and modeled it. But NLP alone is not necessarily hypnosis. This is why, in our NLP Master Practitioner training, we teach both modalities together. We also show you how to know which one to use with a client, depending on what your client will benefit the most from.
I hope this explanation is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions!