are many MYTHS in the world of HYPNOTHERAPY
You lose control...
In fact because you are in a relaxed state your mind
is free of that 24 hour a day "chatter", therefore,
you are in more control of your thoughts.
MYTH: Morals, Beliefs and
Values are compromised...
In a hypnotic trance you can not be made to do anything
against your will.
MYTH: You Go To Sleep...
In fact you will hear and remember everything that
MYTH: A Hypnotherapist can
make you do anything...
A Hypnotherapist can not make you do anything against
your ethics, values, or beliefs.
MYTH: You will not come out of trance...
At most you will move into a natural sleep and wake
up feeling energized and refreshed.
MYTH: Only mentally weak
or sick people are hypnotizable...
In fact the opposite is true. The capacity to be hypnotized
is a statement of relative mental health.
MYTH: Women are more hypnotizable
In fact, the sexes are the same in their trance capacity.
MYTH: Symptom removal means
a new symptom...
In fact, this is not necessarily so. Any number of
troubling symptoms, from skin rash to fear of animals,
can be successfully treated with the help of hypnosis
without the appearance of a substitute symptom. Many symptoms
are actually psychological fossils: remnents of earlier
emotional times that linger on as habits.
MYTH: Hypnosis is dangerous...
In fact, there is nothing dangerous about hypnosis
by itself. If there were, we would certainly know it.
We would have to tell ourselves not to slip into another
state of consciousness, not to day dream, not to concentrate
deeply, not to become totally absorbed in things of compelling
MYTH: The hypnotist must
be charismatic, unique or weird...
In fact, a flamboyant or eccentric personality might
well disturb the trusting atmosphere that serves to bring
out a person's trance talent