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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be aware of what is happening while I'm in hypnosis?
Yes, in fact, within the hypnotic state we are actually hyper-aware of what is going on around us.

Will I lose control of myself while in hypnosis?
No. If an idea or suggestion is presented that does not ring true with you in hypnosis, you will reject it in your mind -- sometimes even removing yourself from hypnosis.

Can I be 'trapped' in hypnosis?
No. If you were guided into the hypnotic state, and the hypnotist left you alone, you would eventually just emerge from hypnosis, the same way you might emerge from a nap.

Will I be made to do something foolish in hypnosis?
It's unlikely that you will find yourself 'clucking like a chicken,' following a hypnotherapy session. In a therapeutic hypnosis session you set a goal for the session, and give consent to various steps along the way. You only do what you want to do in a hypnosis. In cases of stage hypnosis, where the hypnotist has given an entertaining suggestion to audience members, they comply because they are willing, just for the fun of it.

Can I be hypnotized against my will?
No. In truth, all hypnosis is considered to be self-hypnosis, so you cannot be hypnotized unless you wish to be.

Hypnosis has no special affiliations with religion or metaphysics. It is merely the most graceful, powerful and effective tool for accessing our vast internal capability, in order to easily make the positive changes we want to make in our lives.

Who can be hypnotized?

It's understood that people who are of average and above intelligence and who haven't any brain damage may be hypnotized. Some who may have difficulty achieving the hypnotic state are people under the influence of heavy narcotics or people who suffer from some psychotic conditions or have sustained some form of physical damage to the brain. As far as is known, the only others who may not be hypnotized are those who do not wish to be hypnotized.


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