Hypnosis – Fact or Fiction?

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Have you tried hypnosis yet? You might refer to my post: Hypnosis – Does It Work? You can learn a few things about hypnosis by reading that.

The problem with hypnosis is that most people do not understand it. They think the hypnotherapist is “controlling” their mind and “forcing” them to do unpleasant things. They are convinced that they can be left in hypnosis – never to come out of it again. They fear being “brainwashed.”

To all of this I say: Hogwash!

Hypnosis is extremely safe. While in a state of hypnosis, you are guided by a hypnotherapist. That hypnotherapist CANNOT force you to do anything you do not want. It is as simple as that.

Then you may ask – what about those people that make fools of themselves on the stage? Chances are, their receptors are wide open and accepting of suggestion and they would likely make fools of themselves without hypnosis.

What Hypnosis Is NOT

Hypnosis is not a truth serum. You can still lie when hypnotized as well as hold back your secrets. You are aware of what is going on.

Hypnosis cannot force you to do anything you would not normally do. If it is suggested you do something outside of your moral code, you will not do it.

You cannot “get stuck” in hypnosis. Again, you are aware of all that is happening. All you need to do is open your eyes and bring yourself out. You do not lose consciousness or go to sleep during hypnosis.

Hypnosis is not brainwashing. If this were true, hypnosis would be 100% effective. Brainwashing involves some kind of deprivation – usually long term and threatening.

So if hypnosis is not any of those things – what is it?

Hypnosis is a relaxed state of mind that puts you in touch with both the conscious and subconscious mind.  During hypnosis, you are able to resolve problems which can help you to overcome parts of your past that are controlling your present.  Hypnosis can help you improve your sports game.  You can use hypnosis to repeat affirmations.  Your subconscious hears them which makes them more effective.  Hypnosis can even heal your body.  Or you can use hypnosis just to relax and overcome some of your stress- consider it a form of meditation.

If you learn nothing else from this post, know that hypnosis is perfectly safe!

Have you been hypnotized?  What was your experience?  Share with us in the Comment Box.  Thanks!

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