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Common Misconceptions

  • You can’t be made to cluck like a chicken. Or act against your will. 

  • Remember, hypnosis IS NOT a form of mind control. 

      Instead, it’s similar to meditation. You follow steps that allow you to enter into a state of deep concentration and       relaxation. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL 

  • You Lose Control. Hypnotized people are completely aware of their surroundings. And experience a heightened level of focus. They tune out distractions, reach relaxation, and ultimately, calm the mind. So there is no loss of control. You can open your eyes at any time.

  • You Are Asleep or Unconscious. The deep focus and relaxation reached during hypnosis is often mistaken for sleep or unconsciousness. That’s why the origin of the word hypnosis is the ancient Greek word “hypnos,” or sleep.  But unlike sleep, you are aware and acutely aware.

  • You Can Get Stuck in Hypnosis. You’ve seen it in movies – someone tries hypnosis for the first time and they never wake up. They stay hypnotized forever. But this is pure fiction. You are in control and can open your eyes and come back into your surroundings.

  • Hypnosis Is a Magic Bullet. Hypnosis isn’t a cure. You have to want to make a difference, and you have to continue to work at it. But if you want to improve, researcher has shown that hypnotherap can help.                

​                                Hypnotherapy: What It Can Help  You Accomplish

  • Your subconscious mind controls nearly all of your thinking. In fact, about 96 percent of your thoughts are generated autonomously via the unconscious mind.

  • That’s why we get stuck doing unwanted behaviors.

  • They’ve become deeply embedded in our minds, due to repetition and reinforcement. Many of our fears, worries, habits, impulsions and doubts, thusly, are held in place unconsciously.

  • For example, phobias are a prime example. A person may have developed a fear of flying by having a negative experience, and as such, the subconscious begins to associate flying as a life-threatening risk. Many of the symptoms of this fear – anxiety, panic attacks or vomiting – are attributed to this unconscious response.

  • As a therapy, hypnotherapy seeks to reframe and reverse these “habits of thought.”

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