A Brief History of Hypnotherapy
The origins of hypnosis go back many millenia; indeed many ancient cultures and civilisations knew of hypnosis and used it as a therapeutic device. Hypnosis was considered as a cure for many physical and emotional ailments and disorders. In other words hypnosis is at least more than 6,000 years old.
In the 21st century, there are still those who see hypnosis as some form of occult power or a stage act where someone is made to behave oddly for the amusement of others. Neither of these things are particularly true but this is often how hypnotherapy has been presented in books and films.
In brief, hypnotherapy is a solution-focused practice, using rapid or indirect techniques, and totally guided by the client. In this respect, it is different from the authoritarian and lengthy methods, but it's essentially doing the same thing - bringing about profound healing and change for the better.