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EMDR and Hypnotherapy: Which is better?

Posted by Jesse Hartman  Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This is an excerpt from the first page of our new guide: EMDR and Hypnotherapy: Which is better?.

Is it time to add a new modality to your private therapy practice?

Learning and then practicing a new way of helping patients can be an exciting prospect for a therapist. It can help you:

  • Treat stubborn psychological conditions more effectively.
  • Expand your practice by taking on patients with a wider range of conditions.
  • Specialize your practice, setting it apart from others in your area.
  • Continue your intellectual exploration as a psychotherapist into how the mind functions and how it can heal itself.

But which modality to choose? GoodTherapy.org, for example, lists over 150 types of psychotherapy.

Two you might encounter frequently as you seek to grow your practice are hypnotherapy — an ancient practice with the backing of over a century of therapeutic use — and the relatively new but intriguing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Both are promising techniques for treating certain psychological conditions.

But if you have limited resources for training and certification, which is the better investment? In this guide for practicing therapists like you, we’ll compare hypnotherapy and EMDR to help you decide which might be a better fit for your practice.