Myths and facts about hypnotherapy

There are some common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Please read this section through and if you have any questions about hypnosis, feel free to contact me by phone or by e-mail.

Myth 1: You are asleep during hypnosis.
Fact 1: You are NOT asleep during hypnosis, you are in a relaxed state and awake. 

Myth 2: You are not aware of your environment while in hypnosis. Fact 2: You are aware of your surroundings, you can hear, talk, and come out of the trance at any time.

Myth 3: The hypnotist can make you do things you do not want to do, like take your clothes off or rob people.
Fact 3: You are always in control, I cannot make you do anything that you do not want to do. We use hypnosis as a treatment tool, not for entertainment purposes. Stage hypnosis is done to entertain people, while clinical hypnosis is done to help a client overcome a particular issue. The two styles of hypnosis are very different. You can always reject any suggestion.

Myth 4: You can get stuck in a hypnotic state.
Fact 4: No, you cannot get stuck in hypnosis. The hypnotic state is natural and it happens to you on a daily basis, e. g. when you are driving on the motorway or watching television.

Myth 5: The hypnotist hypnotises you.
Fact 5: Actually, you are hypnotising yourself, I just guide you through the process.

Myth 6: You lose control under hypnosis.
Fact 6: You are always in control!

Myth 7: You have never been hypnotised.
Fact 7: The hypnotic state is a natural state of mind that you experience daily.

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