What does hypnosis feel like?
The hypnotic state is a very relaxed, alert conscious state. It is similar to the moment when you are almost asleep. While we may use the word ?sleep? when talking about hypnosis, the subject is not truly asleep. He can still hear what is being said. We enter hypnosis naturally at least twice a day: once as we are waking up and again as we are falling asleep. If you have ever driven from point A to point B but couldn’t remember how you got there, you were likely in a state of hypnosis.
Do I have to believe in hypnosis for it to work?
No. Hypnosis is not faith healing. Hypnotherapy is based upon scientific principles which work whether or not we believe in them.
I’m not sure I can be hypnotized.
Almost everyone can be hypnotized if they are willing and do not resist. The only exception to this is those who do not have the mental capacity to imagine things as with someone with an extremely low IQ.
What if I get stuck in hypnosis?
You can’t get stuck in hypnosis. It is just a relaxed state of mind. Coming out of hypnosis is similar to waking up from a nap. You don’t get stuck in the sleep state, do you?
Will I lose control?
No, you will not lose control. Hypnotherapy is a consensual, cooperative process. Your morals and conscious will are still present. You won’t do anything in a hypnotic state that you would not find acceptable in your normal awake state. No one can hypnotize you against your will, and you can exit the hypnotic state anytime you wish.
Will you make me cluck like a chicken or quack like a duck?
These types of suggestions are typical in a stage hypnosis routine for the purpose of entertainment. Hypnotherapy is not a form of entertainment; rather, it is a form of therapy designed to help you achieve your goals. There is no therapeutic reason to make you cluck like a chicken or quack like a duck; therefore, I would not tell you to do anything like that. There are no suggestions such as that in any audio in our catalog. And even there was, you would not accept the suggestion if you didn’t want to.
Is hypnosis medically approved?
Yes. Hypnosis has proven to be effective and has been approved by the American Medical Association since 1955. Medical Hypnosis is increasingly recognized as a powerful healing modality with applications in all fields of medicine.
Should I use hypnotherapy as an alternative to seeing my doctor?
No. Hypnotherapy is not an alternative to seeking proper medical care. Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy and should, where needed, be used in partnership with conventional medicine. Your physician’s training in diagnosis cannot be replaced by hypnotherapy.