Meditation and Hypnosis; the same or different?
I've been having a debate with a friend whether hypnosis and meditation are the same things. He reckons they're very similar, yet I think they're very different.
Okay okay, when you see two people, one under hypnosis and the other meditating, they may appear to look similar, but a meditation practise is completely different (I think) from hypnotherapy. Maybe it's just my 'thinking', but meditation should be a daily affair, it's a practise and takes discipline and it's not easy. Whereas I assume hypnosis is something you 'purchase', have a number of sessions and you're allegedly 'cured' of some specific issue that's been troublesome.