What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis refers to the natural state of mind—of deep, physical relaxation—in which the person becomes highly responsive to suggestions. Hypnosis is not in any way harmful or dangerous.
Every day each and every one of us enter into a hypnotic state quite naturally.
Am I Aware Of What’s Going On Around Me While I’m Hypnotized?
Absolutely! You are quite consciously aware of everything happening around you, just as you would any other time.
Is Hypnosis Dangerous?
This is a question that always comes up. The answer is no. Why? Because hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. You experience it every day when you daydream, remember past events and even while driving!
No one can ever get “stuck” in a trance; it’s 100% impossible. (For instance, if the Hypnotist were to leave the room, one of two things would happen: Either the person would wake up because they’d realize no one is talking to them or they would drift into a nice, relaxing sleep and wake up when rested.) If there was an emergency (like a fire, for example), the person would realize what is happening and come out of the trance instantly.
What Does It Feel Like To Be Hypnotized?
The answer I get most often is, “I was so relaxed. Now I feel so refreshed.” You know that feeling you get right before you fall asleep at night? That’s what it’s like. When you are brought out of hypnosis, you feel refreshed and revitalized like you just had a good night’s sleep.
Who Can Be Hypnotized?
Anyone except someone who is heavily intoxicated, of low intelligence or unwilling to cooperate. Otherwise, anyone who wishes to participate can be hypnotized!
How Can Hypnosis Help Me?
If you wish, hypnosis will help you quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, relax for sleeping, improve your golf or tennis game… almost anything you’d like to improve in your life, hypnosis can help.
How Fast Does It Work?
Pretty much… as fast as you’d like. Most persons quit smoking, for example, in one session. However, they must be committed to quitting, not just believing it’s a “good idea”. Then, one should have some follow-up sessions to reinforce the changes that took place. All you need is a high motivation to change, and the hypnosis can do its work!
Note: It is highly unethical to promise speed (how quickly one may achieve the desired results)! If someone promises you this, it is advised to look elsewhere for help.
Hypnosis heightens your senses; it doesn’t “weaken your will”.
You cannot be made to do anything against your will while experiencing hypnosis.
The more intelligent a person is, the more likely a candidate they make as a hypnosis subject.
One hour of hypnosis is equal to approximately four hours of sleep.
The Vatican approved the practice of hypnosis to ease pain during child birth.
Many athletes use hypnosis to heighten and increase their performance.