Hollywood has not done any favours for the field of hypnosis.
In fact, most people, when they think of hypnosis, think of a creepy old man swinging a pendulum or of people clucking like chickens in a stage show.
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation and a heightened awareness of the mind. In this state, a hypnotherapist can make suggestions to the subjects unconscious mind to make positive and lasting change.
Common Myths of Hypnosis:
- Myth: Hypnosis is mind control.
- Myth: Hypnosis only works on weak minded people.
- Myth: Hypnosis causes amnesia and people don’t remember what happens under hypnosis.
The Truth About Hypnosis:
- Hypnosis is not mind control. In hypnosis the subject is always in control and will only accept suggestions which are supported by their own values. Hypnosis is not something imposed on people. In fact, all hypnosis is self hypnosis and will only work to the extent that the subject is willing to be hypnotized.