There are plenty of myths about hypnosis. that can put people off going to to a hypnotherapist, with so much bad press and TV, (look into my eyes) like this clip from little Britain, its a wonder anyone ever goes, but as Hypnotherapy is on a major increase, we thought we would try to help you with some of those Myths, so that you can make those changes and start the rest of your new life, if after spending valuable time and reading this section you are still worried then please do Contact us, what have you got to loose?
Hypnosis Myth 1 – “Do hypnotists have special powers over their clients?”
This is a major Myth and the asnwer is NO!, what you have to remmeber is all Hypnosis is self Hypnosis, Hypnotists, don't have any power, but they have the skill and knowledge in how to use Hypnosis as a benefit to people. The idea that hypnotists have ‘special powers’ came from a film. This is understandable as mystery surrounds hypnosis. and this will be the way till more people see the benefits of Hypnosis.
Hypnosis Myth 2 – Hypnosis will only work on certain people. This is incorrect
Most people can induce Hypnosis, but some people can take a little longer. It’s mainly down to the person’s motivation, their willingness, and their ability to concentrate.
As far as I’m concerned everyone is able to be hypnotised . Generally if you want to change and you are open to change then you will see the benefits of hypnosis.
Hypnosis Myth #3 – People who are able to hypnotized are weak minded.
Wrong! this is totally untrue Without question it’s the people who can concentrate and have a creative imagination that are, in my opinion the best ‘hypnotic subjects’. Creative people generally enter into hypnosis easier and deeper than anyone else. We’re all susceptible to suggestion, but it’s a matter to what level. If someone is offering me something which is useful, then it would be really silly to work against benefit it would give you.
Hypnosis Myth #4 – When in hypnosis, you can be made to say or do something against your will. This again is one of the biggest myths really this should have been number 1. Wrong! hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestion. People won’t do anything which goes against their personal values or beliefs. What you have to remember is that Hypnosis is not sleep and you’re aware of everything that’s happening around you. If someone tells you to do something that is really against your own feelings then you won’t do it. You’ll come out of the state of hypnosis,
It’s as simple as that!
Hypnosis Myth #5 – Hypnosis can be bad for your health.
Wrong! There has never been a reported case of anyone suffering, due to a visit to a proffesional hypnotherapist. My guess would be that all Doctors and health care workers would agree on the health benefits of relaxation. Which can lead to a balance within the mind, body and soul, emotionally and physically. Most doctors and health experts agree relaxation goes along way to keeping people healthy but are unsure as to how to help people achieve that state .Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. If you want to feel in balance within yourself and the world around you, hypnosis is the best state to be in.