There are many stories about hypnosis and hypnotherapy being dangerous, turning people into chickens, people not being able to wake up, and unscrupulous hypnotists exploiting their ‘vulnerable’ patients.
However there are many people who are adamant that it has helped change their lives, helping them succeed in their goals. Millions of people swear that it has helped them with many issues such as weight loss, quitting smoking, other addictions, confidence, phobias, stress, success, IBS, and many more issues.
Many people are missing out on this powerful yet safe therapeutic tool because they are too afraid to use it. I hope to dispel these fears by answering these common questions about hypnotherapy.
1. Those suffering from psychosis or a thought disorder
2. A person with a low IQ 3. A person does not want to be hypnotized.
It is very easy to resist hypnosis if you want to. What is a hypnotic trance?
It is a normal and natural state that most of us experience several times a day. It commonly happens when people are driving.
Have you ever driven somewhere and not really remembered the journey? It also often occurs when reading a book or watching TV. Sometimes you can be so absorbed in the book or TV program that you are not consciously aware that someone is talking to you.
Hypnosis is the focusing of the conscious attention in such a narrow corridor of influence. The conscious mind is so intensely focused that other influences are not being critically analyzed by the conscious mind. We still hear them, although we are not always aware.
A good example of this is when you are in a place where there are several conversations going on at once. They may all sound like a mass of background noise. However if someone in one of those conversations mentions your name, you then consciously focus on that conversation.
How did you know someone said your name? Your subconscious mind (which is far more powerful than your conscious mind) was listening to every conversation at the same time! That is perhaps a reason why you can sometimes “just know” something. Your subconscious mind has absorbed it without you consciously being aware.