Myths and Facts about hypnosis

Myth: Hypnosis is dangerous and I might get "stuck" in hypnosis
Fact: Hypnosis is a very safe and natural state. A trained hypnotherapist will always be able to take you out of the hypnotic state easily with you feeling relaxed and refreshed. If for some reason a hypnotist dropped dead or left the room before taking you out of hypnosis, you would mostly likely come out on your own. At worst, you would take a brief nap and then awaken normally.

Myth: The Hypnotist will be able to control my mind.
Fact: No one can control your mind unless you allow them to. A hypnotherapist will only be able to give you suggestions you are ok with. Any suggestions that go against your beliefs or morals will quickly be rejected by your subconscious mind. At no point during your hypnotherapy session will you lose control of your mind.

Myth: I can't be hypnotized. My mind is too strong or I'm too controlling.
Fact: Virtually anyone can be hypnotized if they are willing. A trained hypnotist will be able to use different techniques, depending on your suggestibility type, to hypnotize anyone. The only people who can't be hypnotized are people with severe mental disabilities, people on certanin medications, drugs or are intoxicated, and people who are intentionally trying not to be hypnotized.

Myth: Hypnotized people are asleep or unconscious.
Fact: A hypnotized person is awake and fully aware of what is going on around them. If they were asleep, they would be unable to take in suggestions and hypnotherapy would be of no use. Hypnosis is an altered state of mind but is not sleep or being unconscious.

Myth: Any problem can be "cured" in one session.
Fact: While it is common to see great improvement after the first therapy session, this can't be predicted or guaranteed. Beware anyone who says they can fix your problem in one session. You will need to discuss your specific problem with a trained hypnotherapist to determine the theraputic techniques used and number of sessions needed. The subconscious mind can be stubborn and permanent change can take reinforcement.


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