Unlock Your Mental Well-Being: Therapy, Mentorship/Coaching or Hypnotherapy? Find Your Path to Personal Growth!

Written by on August 1, 2023

Just because Mental Health Awareness Month is over it doesn’t mean it’s time to lose focus on prioritizing our mental well-being. When seeking support, which doesn’t always mean “needing help” (some people have experienced a negative feeling around asking for help in any area of life) it’s important to understand the differences between traditional therapy, Mentorship/Life coaching, and even hypnotherapy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into these three distinct options to help you make informed decisions based on your specific needs and goals.

Regardless which approach(s) you decide, wellness begins with Self-Care and what we call Self-Loyalty. Self-Loyalty simply means being loyal to you and implementing practices that support your mental, emotional and physical well being.


Traditional Therapists Use Evidence-based therapeutic techniques. They possess in-depth knowledge of psychological theories and interventions.

  • Treatment Focus: Therapy aims to help individuals explore and understand their emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns. It focuses on promoting self-awareness, healing past traumas, and developing coping strategies for improved mental well-being.
  • Therapeutic Techniques: Therapists utilize diverse modalities such as talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and more. They work collaboratively with clients to achieve specific treatment goals.

Life Coaching/Mentorship:

Life Coaching emphasizes personal growth, empowerment, and achieving individual goals. When you work with a Mentor, that means the person has not just learned about what you are experiencing, we have lived it or something similar and work with you one to one to guide you toward your goals. Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Goal-Oriented Approach: Life coaches support individuals in identifying their goals, creating action plans, and providing guidance and accountability throughout the process. They focus on helping clients unlock their potential and make positive changes in various areas of life.
  • Mindset and Transformation: Life coaching places a strong emphasis on mindset shifts, empowering individuals to overcome limiting beliefs and develop a proactive approach towards their aspirations. Coaches provide tools and strategies to facilitate personal growth and success around moving through mental blockages.
  • Non-Therapeutic Context: Unlike therapy, life coaching does not involve diagnosing or treating mental health disorders. It operates in a non-clinical setting, primarily focusing on personal and professional development.


  1. Hypnotherapy combines traditional therapy techniques with the use of hypnosis to promote subconscious change and personal transformation. Consider the following aspects:
  2. Hypnotherapy involves inducing a relaxed state of focused attention, known as hypnosis, to access the subconscious mind. This state can facilitate deep exploration, release of negative patterns, and creation of positive change.
  3. Addressing Specific Concerns: Hypnotherapists work with individuals to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, phobias, smoking cessation, weight management, and self-confidence. They tailor hypnotherapy sessions to target specific areas of improvement.
  4. Complementary to Therapy or Coaching: Hypnotherapy can be utilized as a complementary approach alongside traditional therapy or life coaching to enhance personal growth and overcome specific challenges that may have come from past traumas or conditioning.

Choosing the Right Option:

When deciding between traditional therapy, life coaching, or hypnotherapy, it’s essential to consider your unique needs and preferences:

  • Mental Health Concerns: If you’re experiencing diagnosable mental health conditions or require therapeutic intervention, seeking the expertise of a licensed therapist is recommended.
  • Goal Achievement and Personal Growth: If you primarily seek guidance in setting and achieving goals, and desire a focus on personal development, a life coach can provide valuable support.
  • Specific Issues and Subconscious Transformation: If you have targeted concerns or wish to explore subconscious patterns for personal transformation, consulting with a qualified hypnotherapist may be beneficial.


Anytime is a good time to prioritize your mental well-being. Traditional therapy, life coaching, and hypnotherapy offer distinct avenues of support, each with its own benefits. Assess your needs, consider the areas you wish to address, and choose the best option for you. Remember, they all can work hand in hand.

Our Clinical Certified Hypnotherapists, Reiki Energy Workers and Life/Business Coaches specialize in Creating a Clear path forward from the Blockages of Indecision, Fear, Stress, Anxiety, Traumas and Stuck Energy in the Mind, Spirit and Muscles.

Schedule a transformational discovery call to review some of these options and find out which of these options may be right for you. Available online or in person.

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