FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & MYTHS
Myth: Hypnosis is not an effective modality.
Fact: A Comparison Study Shows: “Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions.
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions” Source: American Health Magazine
Myth: Intelligent people cannot be hypnotized.
Fact: On the contrary, research suggests that people of above average intelligence who are capable of concentrating and who have a capacity for creativity and vivid imagination usually make the best subjects.
Myth: While in hypnosis, your body is receptive to evil spirits and possession. (relevant to the religious)
Not true at all. Your soul/spirit is at all times connected to your body unless it is your time to leave the Earth. Hypnotherapists are not God to control that part of your existence.
How does Hypnosis work?
Once the Hypnotic State is induced and the gate to the Subconscious Mind is opened, with your permission, the hypnotherapist can provide information, in a language and form that the Subconscious can accept, to help you change or adjust the behaviors, emotions and thoughts that you want to improve.
Can a person be hypnotized against his will?
No. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. You must be a willing subject. Your hypnotherapist must have your full cooperation.
Does a weak-minded person make a better subject than a strong-minded person?
No. Strength of mind really has little to do with it. Either a weak-minded or strong minded person who resists will make a poor hypnotic subject.
Is hypnosis sleep?
No. When a person is in Hypnosis, he/she is not asleep. He/she is very aware of all that is going on. When in Hypnotic trance, one’s senses become heightened and more acute.
Is it possible that a subject could not be brought out of Hypnosis?
No it is not possible. You cannot get stuck in Hypnosis because you do not lose control when you are hypnotized. Sometimes, people feel so relaxed in Hypnosis that they may desire to remain in that state for a longer length or they may end up asleep but a simple suggestion for awakening is all that is necessary to bring a subject back into the waking state . (You can come out of hypnosis at any time)
Will I relveal my secrets during hypnotherapy sessions?
No. Hypnosis is not a truth serum. You have full control over what you say.
Can a person in Hypnosis be made to act like an animal?
No. This is not what occurs in Therapeutic or clinical hypnotherapy.
Who can be hypnotized?
Anyone who can pay attention and follow instructions can be hypnotized if they want to be. People will vary however, as to the extent or depth to which they can be hypnotized.
Who makes a good subject for hypnosis?
The desire to be hypnotized, the ability to focus & concentrate, the willingness to cooperate and follow instructions. Devoid of mistrust and fear.
Can I get better at experiencing the full potential of hypnosis?
Absolutely, yes! Repetitive conditioning can improve the depth of relaxation, concentration and absorption that a client can achieve. Plus, a client who is very willing and receptive will benefit the most from hypnotherapy.
What is self hypnosis?
Hypnosis induced by yourself.