The hypnotising facts about Hypnotherapy are far too many to cover in one post! Suffice, to say that I trust this post will at least be a positive start to your education on the topic of Hypnotherapy. There are many myths about hypnosis in general. I hope this post will go a long way to dispelling a few of them for you.
There is a deep mistrust of hypnosis and those who practice this ‘magical dark art’. Honestly, there is nothing ‘magical’ as such about hypnosis. Everyone enters into spontaneous hypnosis throughout the day. Hypnotherapists utilise this natural state for therapeutic purposes.
Below are some real-life objections which I have personally encountered and my standard responses. Sometimes I inject a little humour to lighten the mood.
FACT #1 – Personally, I have better things to do with my time. I want to work with you to empower you to live a much more fulfilled life! What I practice is not stage hypnosis, it’s not for entertainment purposes. We will definitely have a laugh during your session, but not at your expense.
– According to a comparative research study done by American Health Magazine on Psychoanalysis, Behaviour Therapy, and Hypnosis as treatments for mental health returned the following results:
There are now many studies expounding on the enormous benefits of Hypnotherapy. Yes, there are still the naysayers, but the transformation in the lives of thousands of people speaks shouts louder. My advice is to find the people who it has worked for and ask them.
FACT #3 – Hypnosis is a spontaneous state which you dip in and out of many times during the day. When you are placed into a trance state you do not lose control, in fact, you can come to full waking state at any time you wish to. I would always advise that you seek out a reputable, registered therapist or practitioner. Their credentials should appear on their website and can be cross-referenced with the body they are registered with.
FACT #4 – A reputable therapist will never push you to reveal anything you don’t wish to. You remain in control.
FACT #5 – To be hypnotised requires your consent to be placed into a hypnotic state. At the end of the day, all hypnosis is, is a very deep state of relaxation.
I trust this dispels some of your own notions of Hypnotherapy. Instead, I hope you see that in the right hands it truly is a powerful tool for bringing about transformation. Please feel free to drop me a comment below. Connect with if you have any questions.
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