I believe that it is my responsibility as a hypnotist to clarify the misconceptions surrounding hypnosis. If more people understand how it works and the amazing benefits it has, it can become a first thought rather than a “last resort” to resolve many issues. Here are some interesting and important TRUTHS about hypnosis…
#11- EVERYONE CAN BE HYPNOTIZED!
Anyone who is able and willing to follow instruction can be hypnotized and you cannot be hypnotized against your will. It is a consensual state. It works best when you really want to make changes in your life but you are having a hard time doing so or a hard time following through.
#10- HYPNOSIS IS VERY POWERFUL AND HELPS YOU BE YOUR BEST SELF!
Hypnosis helps you to tap into YOUR BEST SELF-your inherent power. Practice self-hypnosis daily to increase focus, concentration and the ability to relax and recharge quickly.
#9-HYPNOSIS IS NOT SLEEP, NOR IS IT RELAXATION
Hypnosis is focused awareness where you are highly receptive to positive suggestion. It is not sleep, nor relaxation. We often have you focus on relaxation in the hypnosis office to help you focus, but there are many times you feel excited or have lots of energy.
#8- HYPNOSIS IS A STATE OF MIND- NOT A FEELING
Hypnosis is not a feeling-it’s a state of mind. Some people feel light like they are floating while some feel grounded and heavy. Others feel nothing at all or a light buzzing feeling. They’re all correct-but it is different for every person.
#7- HYPNOSIS WORKS REALLY FAST
Just as our brain can learn a phobia quickly-which is a learned fear, our brain can learn a new response to an old situation very quickly. The brain is lightning fast and can change using neuroplasticity.
#6- HYPNOSIS WORKS FOR NEARLY EVERY ISSUE
Hypnosis can help you change habits, reduce the sensation of pain, increase motivation, help you to heal from past experiences, help you to find lost items, eliminate fear, and help with spiritual growth-plus many other everyday issues.
#5- HYPNOSIS WORKS BELOW THE LEVEL OF CONSCIOUS THINKING
This means you become aware of things that you have not been aware of before-leading to powerful insight!
#4- YOU WILL BE CONSCIOUS AND AWARE THE WHOLE TIME IN HYPNOSIS
We want you to remember all the insight that you gain from the hypnosis session. Unless you are using hypnosis for medical purposes, including surgery, you will be conscious and alert the whole time.
#3- YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL DURING HYPNOSIS
Your hypnotist has no control over you. Hypnosis stage shows where people do crazy things are for entertainment. That is not what happens in a hypnosis office. Your hypnotist serves as a guide, or coach. It is a consensual state. Your hypnotist will work with you to understand your needs and goals. That will be an important part of the hypnosis process and determine what suggestions they give you while in hypnosis.
#2- HYPNOSIS IS A NORMAL AND NATURAL STATE OF MIND
You have likely been in a state of hypnosis hundreds of times in your life. Every day states of hypnosis include listening to great music, reading a good book, or watching an interesting movie. A light state of hypnosis is achieved anytime you lose track of time.
#1- HYPNOSIS WORKS- EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED!
Even if you’ve tried other methods to resolve your issue, hypnosis can still work because it works differently. It taps into the power of the subconscious mind where our memories and emotions are stored.
I hope this clarifies some of the misconceptions that exist about hypnosis. It is such a powerful tool that is available to just about anyone. Self-hypnosis is an amazing way to keep your motivation and newly established behaviors intact. I teach self-hypnosis as part of my hypnosis sessions so that you are able to continue on your journey to becoming YOUR BEST SELF!
If you have any questions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-258-7507.