Fact: You remain in control the entire time. If the hypno-therapist gives you any suggestion that you do not agree with or do not understand your subconscious mind will automatically reject it and you will immediately exit from trance. The suggestions which you will be given by your therapist will be formulated from your pre-hypnotic interview and will always be to your benefit. Myths
Myth #2: I have seen how they can make you bark like a dog.
Fact: This is based on stage hypnosis and pure film fiction, What you have seen in stage hypnotism, are actually volunteers who have consented to carrying out suggestions for purposes of entertainment and are normally very extroverted people who are either being paid or have been promised something in return. They are fully aware before hand of what is going to transpire. This is the major difference between stage hypnosis and hypno-therapy. Hypno-therapist’s use the same process to achieve a different result. Instead of entertainment we use it for your well being. Myths
Myth #3: Hypnosis is magic.
Fact: Hypnosis is a natural state that occurs in every person at least twice per day and has been studied scientifically. Hypno-therapists are not Psychics or Palm Readers with “special powers”. Hypno-therapy is based on many years of clinical research by famous Psychologists such as Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dr. Carl Jung, and more recently, by Dr. Milton Erickson and many others. Myths
Myth #4: If I become Hypnotized, I may not be able to wake up.
Fact: Hypnosis is very safe and is in fact, a state of hyper-awareness. Any time there is an emergency, a person would naturally be able to come out of the Hypnotic state by opening their eyes, and stretching or speaking. Myths
Myth #5: I have never been hypnotised before.
Fact: Every person naturally enters a state of hypnosis at least twice everyday: just before falling asleep at night, and upon awaking every morning, before getting out of bed. Most people easily enter ‘Environmental Hypnosis’ while at the movies, watching TV, driving on the highway, or while reading a good book. Myths
Myth #6: 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 “Hypno-Miracle”! Every individual makes progress at his or her own rate. Be weary of those who make wild claims of overnight success. Myths
Myth #7: Hypnosis is a great tool to get someone to “confess”.
Fact: Hypno-therapy sessions are kept private and cannot be used for court testimony. It is not an alternative to lie detector tests. Hypnosis cannot force anyone to “tell the truth” or to confess. Myths
Myth #8: When Hypnotized, I will lose all sense of my surroundings, and will have no memory of the session.
Fact: hypnosis is not an unconscious state of sleep. In fact, most people report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration and focus, and can even hear more acutely during a session. Myths
Myth #9: Self-Hypnosis is safer, better, or more effective than going to a trained professional.
Fact: Self-Hypnosis can be detrimental when not taught by a trained professional, as a negative attitude or belief about oneself will be reinforced regardless of suggestions given. This can cause more stress and problems in the long run. Hypnotherapy directly accesses the subconscious mind, while Self-Hypnosis cannot. Myths
Myth #10: I can’t be hypnotized because my mind is too strong/ disciplined.
Fact: Any person can be hypnotised and as it is a natural state which everybody enters into. The only people who can’t be hypnotised are those that have made a conscious decision not to allow it to happen. The fact that you have taken the decision to read this already shows a willingness by the subconscious to co-operate. Myths