Frequently Asked Questions
Most people, when they hear about Hypnotherapy, have a myriad of questions. We have endeavered to provide you with those questions that are most frequently asked about hypnotherapy.
Is a person unaware or unconscious in a state of hypnosis?
The very definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of awareness. The person who is in a state of hypnosis is completely aware of what’s going on around him, hears everything, and can remember what he has experienced.
Is the hypnotized person completely under the control of the hypnotherapist?
At no time is the hypnotized person under the complete control of the hypnotherapist. In fact, the subconscious mind will automatically reject any suggestion that is against the persons’s moral code, against the law of survival, or that is not beneficial for that person. The person always exercises the option to reject any suggestion that is given in the state of hypnosis. In the state of hypnosis, no one can be made to do anything that they have no desire to do.
Can a person can get stuck in hypnosis?
A person can never get stuck in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state, and people enter it many times in a day without even realizing they were in hypnosis. At any point during a hypnotherapy session, a person can simply open their eyes and walk away.
Can a person be made to reveal personal secrets?
Because the individual is aware in a state of hypnosis, and because they still exercise their powers of judgement, no one can be made to reveal any information while in a state of hypnosis unless they want to. Hypnosis is not a “truth serum”. If the opposite were true, then police agencies all over the world would be using hypnosis to make criminals confess to their crimes.
Can only gullible or unintelligent people be hypnotized?
Virtually anyone can be hypnotized. The only exceptions are infants, those who are severely mentally handicapped, and those who are senile. Hypnosis requires the ability to concentrate and focus one’s attention; the smarter you are, the better you will do.
Is hypnosis and safe?
Because it is a completely natural state, Hypnosis is one of the safest modalities for helping people solve their problems. Hypnosis is just as natural and safe as relaxation and sleep.
Another side benefit of hypnotherapy is the delightfully pleasant feeling of relaxation that accompanies its use. Nearly all of our clients have commented on how much they enjoyed the relaxation.
Hypnotherapy is coming of age as a modality for dealing with any number of human problems and difficulties. In 1955, the British Medical Association gave its unqualified approval of hypnosis, following that with the instructions to the Council on Medical Health to investigate the value of hypnosis in medicine. At the June 1958 meeting of the American Medical Association, hypnosis was approved as a medical tool without a dissenting vote.