What exactly is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness where your body and mind are both fully relaxed. Once this state is achieved, the mind is open and receptive to suggestions, bringing about the desired change. An example of someone entering a self-hypnotic state is daydreaming.
What exactly is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy invokes a partnership with a client to bring about change by finding out what is really holding them back or what their false beliefs are. Then hypnosis is used to correct the problems and/or issues. A hypnotherapist generally has more experience and knowledge in the field of mind science and psychology. They usually require a detailed client consultation prior to conducting hypnosis therapy.
Hypnosis is "Real" therapy:
Clinical hypnosis is endorsed by the American and British Medical Associations. It is part of the curriculum at such prestigious places as most branches of the US Military, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is routinely used by law enforcement, professional athletes, coaches and business executives to improve performance and "get over" areas in which they might be stuck or held back from ideal performance.
You already know of someone who has used hypnosis
Ben AffleckEllen DegeneresTiger WoodsMatt DamonKevin CostnerJackie Kennedy OnassisMozartAlbert EinsteinDrew BarrymoreAshton KutcherCharlize Theron
If you recognize any of these names listed above, you can now say that you know of someone who has successfully used hypnosis to change or improve their lives.
- There are no recorded cases of people
getting stuck in hypnosis or hypnosis treatment
causing any dangers to health.
- Following a hypnosis session, some people do report having strange or vivid dreams while sleeping.
However, this ends after
just a few nights and it is actually normal.
- You may feel slightly tired but also refreshed
after a hypnosis session similar to how you feel
after getting a good night sleep.
- Hypnosis is not sleep. If you have ever tried
hypnosis and fell completely asleep during the
session, then it was not done correctly. It may feel like a dream-like state to some
people but you do not actually fall
- You are fully awake and aware of any and all
of your actions during a hypnosis session. In
fact when it's done correctly, you should pretty much
remember that you were being hypnotized with no
problems. The suggestions may seem a bit
fuzzy due to being in a deep relaxed state but
you will not wake up from a hypnosis session
wondering where you are or how you got
- You are fully aware of what is happening
to you during hypnosis. This debunks the myth of
alleged cases of practitioner misconduct occurring due to a loss of awareness or control during a hypnosis session. In fact, courts of law have recognized and ruled that if someone does something while under
hypnosis, it is because they truly wanted to do
it and not because they were being hypnotized
into doing it.
- Stage hypnosis for entertainment might be fun to watch but it is NOT clinical hypnosis. It is actually based on social
acceptance. When people attend a nightclub show, they want to have fun and cut loose. Therefore, people bark like a dog on
stage because it gets a laugh. Since everyone
else is doing it, they will look and feel like
the outcast if they do not join in on the fun
and go along with the crowd. Not to mention they
are getting their 15 minutes of fame by being on
Fact - Hypnosis cannot and will not hurt your mind. It is 100% natural and is no more dangerous to your brain than daydreaming or sleeping. In fact, it is actually good for your mind, which is why Albert Einstein used it.
Final Fact - If you needed to have a cavity filled or needed a surgery procedure performed, you would automatically seek out a trained professional. So when it comes to working on your brain or mind, don't settle for any less. The assertions about the safety of hypnosis described on this page are based on the assumption that you are using a trained expert like ourselves. So don't take chances!