Hypnosis Myths

A hypnotist can take control of my mind

This is completely false. At all points during a session you will be in complete control of yourself. If I were to suggest that you do anything that you do not want to do your subconscious mind will not accept the suggestion. As a matter of fact if at anytime during a session you wanted to you would be able to get up and walk right out of the office.

A hypnotist can make me do embarrasing things

As stated above you will be in control of yourself during the entire session. So if I were to suggest that you cluck like a chicken you would not do that unless you wanted to. Most of my clients have other goals than to cluck like a chicken so we will focus on those goals.

It is possible to get stuck in hypnosis

This is completely false. Hypnosis is a natural state that I will guide you into. In the event that I were to stop talking you would either come out of hypnosis into an awake state or come out of hypnosis into a sleeping state. You would also be able to awaken from that sleeping state just as easily as you would any other time.

I can't be hypnotized because my mind is to active or analytical

This is also false. Studies have been done that found that intelligent analytical people can go into hypnosis just as readily as anyone else. Active minded people can also experience hypnosis. The only people who cannot be hypnotized are people under the age of three and people who do not want to be hypnotized.