Coaching Versus Therapy – Becoming a Facilitator of Change!

Q&A time…

“Hi James, Can I ask you advice?

I’m interested in pursuing a career in reality shaping, essentially becoming a facilitator of change – I have a background in magic/mentalism and have experience doing readings but am looking to take it to the next level.

What training, or routes would you recommend as the most effective?”

This is a big question! First is the choice between coaching and therapy. Then do we want Hypnotherapy Diploma? NLP Practitioner? Hypnotherapy Heresy? Coaching Academy?

OK… Let’s get into it!

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James Tripp

Hypnotist and Transformative Facilitator. Creator of Hypnosis Without Trance.


  • bill perry

    June 14, 2014

    Could it said that even as a coach, sometimes we’d have to occasionally dig the client out of some holes so they’re able to climb that mountain better/faster/more fully?

    • James Tripp

      June 15, 2014

      Well, as these are just metaphors, one can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to this absolutely. However, in my view…

      I would say not. Of course, the client will often benefit from work around drifting, procrastination, loss of mental, ‘confidence’ focus etc. But I wouldn’t frame it as ‘digging them out of holes’… just not the right metaphor for coaching (the way I see it).

      Coaching is NOT therapy in disguise. The energy is different. the framing is different. I believe a lot of people who get into ‘coaching’ don’t get this at first (particularly if coming from a Changework/Therapy background. I still do both, but am very clear in my mind that they are totally different (Coaching is actually a more effective ‘transformative modality’ in my view, but not everyone is in a place to work within that frame).



  • Thank you for this informative video. I am looking for a career in hypnotic therapy and your video was helpful to a large extent.

    • James Tripp

      June 15, 2014

      You are most welcome Myra.



  • Robert Sheldon

    November 21, 2014

    HI James a very informative video and the final piece about starting a business is the thing that needs to be stressed, all the skill in the world is no use with out clients, a course on this subject for NLP/Hypnosis practitioners would be a good idea.

    • James Tripp

      November 24, 2014

      You are most welcome Rob… and thank you!


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