NLP is the study of patterns of excellence in various fields and disciplines.
And one of the disciplines it studied is hypnotherapy, in particular, Ericksonian hypnotherapy.
NLP can be said to be the culminations of various tools and techniques that are mostly that of a conscious approach.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy is using the unconscious communication techniques.
People who prefer to use a variation of techniques to achieve their goals or address their problems can look towards NLP. This is because it contains many tools to help one gets the desired results.
For instance, you can use Swish Pattern to eliminate a bad habit like nail biting. You can also use Anchoring to anchor yourself at a peak experience so that you can ‘recall’ these peak states at any time in the future.
If you are a person who would like to have only one tool and focus on it, then hypnotherapy is more suitable.
Similarly, hypnotherapy can eliminate bad habits and anchor for the future a particular state.