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FAQ & Myths About Hypnosis
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a altered state of consciousness during which time the mind is open to and receptive to suggestions that are given. It is a natural, normal, relaxed state of focused attention.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes. Hypnosis is a simple, natural state of mind. We personally know of no case or have we any knowledge of any case on record where an individual has been harmed in any way in hypnosis, self-hypnosis, or regression. We do know of cases where individuals have benefited from their experience with hypnosis, self-hypnosis and regression.
What are the benefits of hypnosis?
A person may experience a deep physical & mental state of relaxation. It increases self-awareness. It can give on improved clarity and creativity. It also creates a sense or feeling of being " lighter " and more at peace with one's self.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
ABSOLUTELY NOT...... Hypnosis was approved by the Council of Mental Health of The American Medical Association in 1958 as a safe practice with no harmful side-effects. The only dangers are the misconceptions promoted by individuals that do not understand hypnosis. Fear and ignorance have caused more people to hut themselves and/or others, even while wide awake, than would ever occur as a result of a clinical hypnotherapy session.
Hypnosis was approved by the Council of Mental Health of The American Medical Association in 1958 as a safe practice with no harmful side-effects. The only dangers are the misconceptions promoted by individuals that do not understand hypnosis. Fear and ignorance have caused more people to hurt themselves and/or others, even while wide awake, than would ever occur as a result of a clinical hypnotherapy session.
Will I lose control while in hypnosis?
NO.... You are always in control. You will not act upon any suggestion that goes against your moral or ethical values, or any thing you feel strongly about. It should also be noted that you will not reveal your secrets, unless you choose to reveal them. If you were given a suggestion that you don't morally agree with you would come out of hypnosis.
Who Can Be Hypnotized?
Every human being who is mentally sound can be influenced, some speedily and others with repeated trials. The degree of influence varies with the individual. Some persons are capable of responding to deep somnambulism phenomena including posthypnotic effects, while others will only respond as far as catalepsy test, such as "Hand Locking", etc.
On average, approximately one person in five may be classed as a natural somnambulist, that is a subject who has the ability to enter profound hypnosis on the first trial.
Does Hypnosis Weaken The Will?
Hypnosis does not weaken the will,, but through it clinical use it is possible to even strengthen and develop traits of character usually associated with willpower, i.e. increased determination of purpose, better concentration, more forceful personality and self-confidence.