OCCUPATION THESAURUS

HYPNOTHERAPIST



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A hypnotherapist is a medical or mental health practitioner who is also certified in hypnosis. They guide a person into a highly relaxed state to focus their attention intensely on a specific idea or task. Once in this state, the hypnotherapist can assist a person in changing unwanted behaviors (such as smoking or overeating), address a phobia, or help them deal with a physical sensation like pain. Hypnotherapists may also attempt to unearth the psychological origins of a person's disorder or symptoms, explore past life regressions, and conduct inner child work.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Hypnotherapists must first earn the required degree(s) and/or licenses in their desired medical or mental health field, such as behavioral medicine, psychotherapy, dentistry, and so forth. They must enroll in a certified hypnotherapy school that is approved by their state or province and complete the required hours of coursework. After finishing an accredited program, they can apply for certification so they may practice.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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