Myths about Hypnosis

Hypnosis is not a state of sleep.
It is a state of deep relaxation in which you become hyper-aware and
focused and sensitive on what is happening around you.
You are in control of the whole situation.

The mind is very powerful. People
have very good memories of what has happened under hypnosis.

During the trance, you are not immobilized or paralyzed.
You know exactly where you are at all times.
You can change your sitting position, scratch yourself, sneeze or a cough.
You can drink water if needed.
You can also hear sounds around you, like everyday noises.
You can open your eyes and leave the trance at any moment.

No one ever gets stuck in hypnosis. Since you are the one who is in
control, you can choose to leave hypnosis at any time.

If, hypothetically, your hypnotherapist were to leave the room and fail to return, you might eventually fall asleep for a brief nap and you will wake up naturally.

With the SKYPE sessions, it might happen that the signal are lost for
a short while, know that you are safe and can bring yourself to full alertness and continue with the session and go deeper into a relaxed
state as before.
In an emergency, you would recognize the urgency of the situation and
return to full alertness and go on with your daily activities.

Hypnosis is safe and a natural proses that most people are unaware of is that we undergo hypnosis several times in our daily lives.

For example, while driving along, very often, people suddenly discover
that they have lost concentration for several minutes. This is actually an
example of momentary hypnotism. It is out of the question for anybody
to in any way be hurt by hypnosis.

Much of what people believe about hypnosis comes from what they’ve
seen in movies or read in fictions which are seldom based upon fact.

Hypnosis is actually a perfectly natural state of mind which most people
pass in and out of several times daily such as daydreaming.

Hypnosis has nothing to do with magic wands and occult abilities,
even if some people consider it pure magic how their symptoms simply
vanished, and insights increased.

Hypnotists have no special or supernatural powers.
The competent hypnotherapist has been educated in nature, history
and practical uses for hypnosis.
Thoroughly training in safe and effective techniques to guide a person
into hypnosis and using methods to effectively have a positive change in
that person’s life.

Hypnosis requires voluntary participation on the part of the client. You
can never be persuaded against your own will. A person in the
hypnotic state already determines his/her own level of participation in the process.

When an unacceptable suggestion is given to you, it will simply be
rejected and will usually startle you instantly out of hypnosis.

Your own belief system will protect and guard you.

Hypnosis requires intelligence and the capability to concentrate.

Motivation and cooperation are also necessary for success, none of
which are easily achieved by the weak-willed or weak-minded.

The fact is scientific research has proven that those of above average
intelligence and creativity are actually the best candidates for hypnosis.

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