Understanding Hypnosis

Many people have heard of the wonderful results accomplished through hypnosis and feel that it could also be helpful to them. But many people are afraid of hypnosis because of misinformation they acquired over the years from horror movies, novels or television. The average person has a misconception of what hypnosis is and what can be accomplished through hypnosis.


If a suggestion that is not appealing or goes against your values is given to a person while in the hypnotic state, one of two things would happen: the person in the hypnotic state would either ignore the suggestion or would bring themselves out of the hypnotic state.


Let me explain what hypnosis actually is and is not. As a hypnotherapist I do not possess any type of power, but I learned how to give suggestions that the subconscious mind will accept, and then act on those suggestion in a positive, helpful way.


Hypnotherapist have helped thousands of people solve problems in their lives, overcoming fears, and improving personal skills and characteristics. Many business people use hypnosis to reduces stress, improve sales, eliminate fear of public speaking. Many personal trainers, coaches and health care professionals have recommended hypnosis for weight management, smoking cessation, and stress reduction and under a doctor’s orders, pain management and both surgery preparation and post surgery healing. First responders have used hypnosis to help injured people remain calm and be able to manage pain. Dentist often use hypnosis for pain management or to eliminate the fear of going to the dentist. Police have used hypnosis as a valuable tool in restoring the memory in witnesses or victims of a crime.


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What Is Hypnosis?

To explain what hypnosis is, it might be better to state what hypnosis is not.


When a person is hypnotized they are not asleep or in some eerie trance state. The hypnotized individual is aware of everything that is taking place, Even after being brought out of hypnosis, a person will be able to recall everything that took place during the session.


Hypnosis is a very normal, natural state that most of us experience everyday. An example of daily hypnosis would be driving a car and realizing you drove right past your exit! Another example would be a person watching television. When someone else enters the room and speaks to the person that is watching television they are not even aware someone is there and they didn’t hear a thing.

Who Can Be Hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized with a very few exceptions. The few exceptions are children under 4 years of age, as they lack the ability to focus. And some people with the IQ under 70 as they can lack focus and the ability to concentrate.

Can You Be Stuck In Hypnosis?

No. You can not get stuck in hypnosis. It is actually impossible to remain hypnotized. Even if the hypnotist left the office while and individual was in the hypnotic state, there would be no danger. After a few minutes of not hearing the hypnotist’s voice the person would naturally emerge feeling refreshed.

Is There Any Danger With Hypnosis?

There is only one way hypnosis could be dangerous and that is if it was used to take away pain. For example, if an individual were to be hypnotically released from the pain of a stomach ache, and did not have the pain to let you know that there is a medical problem. As a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists I never do pain management without a release form your doctor.

Will I Do Something Against My Will?

When you are hypnotized, you are aware of all suggestions given to you, and you will NOT do anything that you are opposed to or uncomfortable doing.