Myths and Facts about Hypnosis

Myths and Facts about Hypnosis

MYTH: Hypnosis is like sleep

Fact: The hypnotized person is an active participant who remains responsive and aware of his or her surroundings. It’s possible that you’ll have a “dreamy” feeling. To feel as if you are drifting back and forth between sleep and wakefulness throughout hypnosis. It’s normal for your mind to wander at times. After hypnosis it’s likely that you’ll probably have a fading memory of the session,  so similar to emerging from a deep daydream or a nap.


MYTH: Hypnosis can be used against your will

Fact: Anyone who actively resists attempts to induce hypnosis cannot be hypnotized. You can meet skilled stage hypnotist who can create the illusion that he possess a magical and mysterious power over other people. There is, in fact, no such “power.” Hypnosis is a state of consent and cooperation. The only control the hypnotherapist has over you is the control you allow him to have.


MYTH: One of the risks of hypnosis is getting stuck in hypnotic state

Fact: This is impossible, there is no records of anyone being stuck  in a hypnotic state. Hypnosis is a natural state that we enter and exit all of the time.  If the hypnotist left the room, you would spontaneously come out of the trance.


MYTH: Not everyone can be hypnotised.

Fact: It’s not a matter of whether you can be go into hypnosis, but whether you’ll allow yourself to be helped to enter hypnosis. Most people go into hypnosis easily once they feel safe and understand that they are not going to lose the control. It is just a myth, it is the main reason some people won’t allow themselves to be hypnotized, but if a person is comfortable with the process and with the hypnotherapist and knows what to expect, it’s surprisingly easy.

MYTH: Hypnosis is a form of therapy.

Fact: Hypnosis is not a form of therapy. It’s altered state of consciousness in which therapy can be conducted.


More myths about hypnosis


MYTH: The hypnotist can make you do things against your will.

Fact: The hypnotist gives suggestions, but that will not be followed if they are unacceptable to you.


MYTH: Hypnosis can help to recall everything that has happened to you.

Fact: Hypnosis can be very effective for capturing lost memories, but it is not a truth serum.


MYTH: Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized

Fact: Suggestibility is not related to weak-mindedness, or submissiveness. To the contrary, studies suggest that people of above average intelligence who are capable of concentrating. Also who have a capacity for creativity and vivid imagination usually make the best subjects.


MYTH: A person doesn’t remember anything that happens while under hypnosis

Fact: You will be aware of everything during hypnosis and afterward. It’s possible that you’ll have a “dreamy” feeling, or feel as if you are drifting back and forth between sleep and wakefulness throughout hypnosis. After you come back, you can recall the session, but not every moment of it.

Examples of Daily Trance States

  • Daydreams,
  • Focused attention when watching an engaging TV program.
  • EMOTIONAL engagement, such as having sweaty palms while watching an intense action scene in a movie.
  • Brain wave cycles of deep meditation are equivalent to the theta trance state Hypnosis is part of your sleep cycle. You MUST enter the trance state in order to fall asleep, and you pass through the trance state in order to wake up.

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