There are many people who have heard of the wonderful results accomplished through hypnosis and feel that it could also be helpful to them. Many people are afraid of hypnosis because of misinformation acquired over the years from horror movies, novels, or television. The average person has a misconception of what hypnosis is and misconceptions of what can be accomplished through hypnosis.
If a suggestion that is not appealing is given to a person while in the hypnotic state, one of two things would happen: the person in the hypnotic state either would ignore the suggestion or would bring themselves out of the hypnotic state.
The hypnotist does not possess any type of power or gift, but has learned how to give suggestions that the subconscious mind will accept, and then act on those suggestions in a positive, helpful way.
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 anything that took place during the session
What if you can’t bring me out of it?
There is no danger of a person failing to come out of the hypnotic state. In fact, it would be impossible to remain hypnotized. Even if the hypnotherapist left the office while an individual was in the hypnotic state, there would be no danger. The person would drift off into a natural state of sleep and would awaken after he was rested.
Is there any danger with hypnosis?
The only way hypnosis could be dangerous would be if it was used to take away pain. For example, if an individual were to be hypnotically released from the pain of a stomachache, he would not have the pain to let him know that there is a medical problem.
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 doing.
Are weak-minded people easier to hypnotize?
No. In fact, it is usually found that stronger-minded and strong-willed persons who want to be hypnotized achieve excellent results with hypnosis.
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