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Hypnotherapy Myths

Here are some common MYTHS about HYPNOTHERAPY

MYTH: 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 I say.

MYTH: A Hypnotherapist can make you do anything...

A Hypnotherapist cannot 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 than men...

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 interest.

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
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