FACT: No one can control your mind, unless you allow him or her to do so. A hypnotherapist gives you suggestions that you want to be given, based on your therapeutic goals and objectives. At no point during hypnosis will you lose control of your mind. If you hear a suggestion that you do not agree with, or do not understand, your subconscious mind will automatically reject it.
MYTH: “I will be made to perform embarrassing acts, such as bark like a dog, or quack like a duck”
FACT: This notion is based on stage hypnosis and Hollywood fiction. The truth is that people, who volunteer to be on stage, allow themselves to participate in and respond to suggestions designed around entertainment. By contrast, hypnotherapy is a serious process of self-improvement.
MYTH: “When I am hypnotized, I may not be able to come out of the state”
FACT: Hypnosis is very safe and natural state of hyper-awareness. Any time there is an emergency, a person in hypnosis will naturally be able to come out of hypnosis to respond accordingly.
MYTH: “I have never been in Hypnosis before.”
FACT: Every person naturally enters a state of hypnosis several times each day. These times are just before falling asleep at night, several times during sleep, and upon awaking every morning. Most people easily enter environmental hypnosis while at the movies, watching TV, driving on the highway, or while reading a good book.
MYTH: “Hypnosis is a Miracle Cure”
FACT: While hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making permanent improvements, there is no such thing as a one-time hypnosis based miracle. Each individual makes progress at his or her own pace.
MYTH: “Hypnosis is a great tool to get someone to confess”
FACT: Hypnosis is not an alternative to a lie detector tests. Hypnosis cannot force anyone to “tell the truth,” or to confess.
MYTH: “When Hypnotized, I will lose all sense of my surroundings, and will have no memory of being hypnotized”
FACT: Hypnosis is not an unconscious state of sleep. In fact, most people report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration, focus, and hearing. There are a small number individuals who do not have immediate recall of everything that happened while hypnotized.
Food For Thought
- The Quality of Your Experience of Life Directly Corresponds To The Quality of Thoughts Held In Your Mind.
- “The mind is your creative intelligence. Your mind is your most powerful resource. If you don’t believe you can have it all, you get to choose how much less than all you get” – Harvey Cohen