Myths

COMMON HYPNOTHERAPY MYTHS EXPLAINED

We all go into natural, everyday trances throughout our day.
It is a very healthy and necessary experience.

01.

Hypnosis isn't sleep

A scientific approach would demonstrate that brainwaves change whether someone is asleep or in a trance. However, in order to get to sleep, one must go through the hypnagogic period which is a form of trance and a bridge from the state of being awake to being asleep.

02.

Hypnosis isn't mind control

Hypnosis isn’t a magic button that shifts powers, this is especially true of therapeutic hypnosis. The client takes an active part in the process and hypnotherapy often brings home to the client the notion that you are in charge of your thought processes.

03.

Getting "stuck" in hypnosis

No one has ever gotten “stuck” in hypnosis. We all go into natural, everyday trances throughout our day. It is a very healthy and necessary experience.

04.

I can't be hypnotised

it is clear that the vast majority of people can by hypnotised but not everyone does in in the same way and to the same degree. The capability to be hypnotised can be enhanced and suggestibility in hypnosis is the openness to accept new ideas and new information or perspectives. Daydreaming is an example of naturally occurring hypnotic trance.

05.

Hypnosis will only work if you believe in it

Not true. The subconscious mind is a magnificent resource that we all possess and should harness. Belief in hypnosis is not necessary but an open mind and a playful disposition is a must!