Treating Alien Abduction Victims with Hypnotherapy
Instead of, say, child psychology or PTSD, clinical hypnotherapist Laurie McDonald specializes in alien encounters. She treats patients who claim they’ve seen UFOs, been visited by extraterrestrials, and even had sexual encounters with the otherworldly, helping her clients work through what they say they’ve experienced by having them relive it, right there in her office.
VICE met up with McDonald at her practice in Sacramento to see how she works with patients firsthand, sitting in on a session she conducted with a man who claims he’s had run-ins with aliens countless times. Then we followed her to a gathering of folks who say they’ve encountered ETs, where the group spent the day searching for signs of alien life.
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If you’ve ever thought about becoming a counseling hypnotherapist, then enrolling in one of several hypnotherapy programs may be right for you. Currently, there are well over 20 approved hypnotherapy programs throughout the United States and in Canada; and because hypnotherapy is growing in popularity (facilitated in weight loss, quitting smoking and other behavior modification programs), now is the opportune time to explore the many facets of this commonly misunderstood counseling technique.
Generally, hypnotherapy programs range in training hours, but usually include practical training in clinical hypnosis, regression therapy, counseling, inner child retrieval, and coaching techniques. Learning the fundamentals of therapeutic hypnosis, students enrolled in more comprehensive hypnotherapy programs gain knowledge about brain wave activity, altered states, and anatomy of the mind, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), self-hypnosis, guided imagery, visualization techniques, emotional clearing methods, and much more.
In most cases, graduates of hypnotherapy programs may earn a diploma and become certified in hypnosis; and upon successfully completing a minimum of 300 training hours, and passing the exam administered by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), candidates earn the title of certified Hypnotherapist.
Furthermore, there is a number of advanced hypnotherapy programs designed for the professional hypnotherapist in mind. These courses often cover in-depth NLP techniques, as well as supplementary studies in past-life regression, and clinical hypnotherapy, among other subject matter.
Those who have become certified through one of a number of approved hypnotherapy programs can go onto providing individual consultations/private sessions, weight loss and quitting-smoking seminars, or simply help individuals by providing self-hypnosis techniques to improve overall wellbeing – mind, body and spirit. If you’re ready to make a difference in your own life, and in the lives of others, perhaps a course in hypnosis is something you might be interested in pursuing.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding hypnotherapy programs, let professional training within fast-growing industries like natural healing, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore hypnotherapy programs near you.
*Ref. American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
Hypnotherapy Programs – Topics of Study
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