Is it true that you lose consciousness during hypnosis?
is ABSOLUTELY FALSE.The client is completely aware of the entire hypnotherapy session, fully able to terminate the session
and return to full conscious awareness on his own at any time. The client is simply in a relaxed state and more open to positive
suggestions from the hypnotherapist.
Is it true that the hypnotherapist could program me to do some illegal or immoral
against my will?
Again, ABSOLUTELY FALSE!! It is NOT possible to "program" someone to do something that they would
not normally do. Hypnotherapy cannot and will not change your moral, ethical or political views, it's simply NOT possible.
Hypnotherapy is only effective to the point a client ALLOWS it to be. All hypnosis, in effect, is self-hypnosis, and the hypnotherapist
is merely a facilitator in the process. For instance, if a client wants to lose weight but is being pushed into hypnotherapy
by a loved one with good intentions, the hypnotherapy will no more work than any other traditional diet program if the client
himself does not really want to lose weight. Many people ask how stage hypnotists get people to do funny things...stage hypnotists
choose their subjects VERY carefully...and can tell when someone will be a good subject. But again, the hypnotist can only
make someone "cluck like a chicken" IF AND ONLY IF the subject chooses to go along with the hypnotist's suggestions. It's
that simple. If you are not ready and willing to make a change, hypnotherapy may not be the right approach for you.
it true hypnotherapy can be used to help someone discover why they are resistant to change, even though they may really want
This is TRUE. This is where a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist differ in their training. A hypnotherapist has had
significantly more training than a hypnotist and will use various methods to uncover someone's subconcious resistance to change.
Once resistance is uncovered and removed, positive programming can then be instilled in the client and true healing can take
Will I need to see a hypnotherapist for many years in order to make changes?
ABSOLUTELY NOT.This is
why hypnotherapy is so remarkable. Rapid and lasting change are the norm rather than the exception. Most clients can change
behaviors in 3-5 visits, unless there is some kind of circumstance that will require a more in-depth approach, but this is
rare. Hypnotherapy is on the cutting edge of alternative health care. Studies have shown that traditional talk therapy can
take years for some clients and many surveyed claimed there was "no real benefit" for them. Hypnotherapy is most effective
when one issue at a time is addressed. Multiple issues only serve to confuse the subconscious and change is not brought about
as rapidly. A client may work on stress, then weight and later smoking, for instance, rather than all three at the same time.
A good hypnotherapist will teach their clients self-hypnosis through books, tapes or techniques learned in the office to support
independence from the therapist.
Why does hypnotherapy work for some immediately and others after
some time has passed?
All clients respond differently. Sometimes the level of motivation will speed a client's progress
and other clients do better after the hypnotherapy session has had time to integrate into the depths of the subconscious mind.
The hypnotherapist may use key words or physical signs like rubbing the thumb and index finger together or even suggest certain
colors to further integrate the client's new behaviors. It is important to remember that no two people respond exactly in
the same way to hypnotherapy.