Hypnosis FAQ

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a safe, naturally occurring state. It is a state of focused attention. While in this state, one is more connected to inner resources and receptive to positive suggestions. People experience hypnosis daily: Driving long distances Reading a good book Watching a fascinating movie Deeply lost in thought

What are the health benefits?

Hypnotherapy allows one to: Mend bone fractures faster Reduce the need for pain medication Lessen anxiety about having surgery Recover quicker from post-operative procedures Change unwanted habits, feelings and beliefs

Does a hypnotized person surrender control of his or her mind to the hypnotherapist?

The client is guided by the therapist's suggestions while remaining fully in control. One may refuse any suggestion One may emerge from trance at any time One cannot divulge secrets One cannot do or say anything against his or her morals

Can a hypnotized person be made to act against his or her will?

Unlike in the movies, hypnosis is achieved with the consent of the client and therapy involves having the client fully consider the beliefs and behaviors that have brought him or her to this point. Hypnotherapy helps us to recognize the 'trance' we are currently living and to 'wake up' from it.

What kind of person can be hypnotized?

There is no such thing as an 'un-hypnotizable' person. Anyone can experience hypnosis and enjoy its benefits. Much depends on the level of trust between the client and therapist and the flexibility of the therapist in finding the right approach for each client. Good candidates are often intelligent, creative, motivated and focused people.

Will I be 'knocked out' and unable to remember what has happened during hypnosis?

This is extremely rare and most therapists rely on a client remembering the session in order to have the conscious mind aligned with the subconscious. Sessions can also be recorded for the client.

Does hypnosis have the recognition of the medical community?

In 1958 the American Medical Association recommended that all medical schools include hypnosis in its course of instruction. Many doctors and dentists use it to soothe patients concerns and lessen post-operative discomfort. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals use it to assist people to liberate themselves from phobias and unwanted habits.

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