Hypnotherapists possess skills to bring the client
into a relaxed alpha state, the same place where EC emotional process work
is done. Often, however, hypnotherapy does not take full advantage of this
state evoked in the client, but is confined to "reconditioning."
EC presents a model for working with the suppressed feelings that underlie
the undesirable habits that are usually addressed with reconditioning modalities.
As these deeper feelings are cleared, the habits used to keep the feelings
suppressed are no longer required, e.g., smoking, overeating. After feelings
are released, behavior changes spontaneously, with no need for reconditioning.
Combined with emotional release, behavioral reconditioning can be ultimately
more successful and much less difficult to effect.