FACTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS:
#1) You will always be able to hear me because your ears are
#2) You will most likely be able to remember some, if not all things from the session.
#3) You will not do or say anything that you do not choose to do or say (this is stage silliness, and not true hypnotherapy).
#4) There are several "layers" to the ocean of hypnosis, and our goal for you is to simply go into alpha, a light, trance-like state that everyone easily moves in and out of every day without even realizing it (i.e. when you "zone-out").
#5) If at any time you choose to end the session early, simply count to 3 in your head, and you will end the session immediately. YOU CANNOT BE "TRAPPED" IN A HYPNOTIC STATE. IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
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You are not immobilized or paralyzed. You know exactly where you are at all times. You can change your sitting position, scratch yourself, sneeze or cough. You can also hear sounds around you, for example the phone ringing. You can open your eyes and leave the trance at any moment.
Since you are the one who is in control, you can choose to leave hypnosis at any time. If your hypnotherapist were to leave the room and fail to return, you might eventually fall asleep for a brief nap and after 5 or 10 minutes, you will wake up naturally.
It is quite the opposite. Hypnosis is a safe and natural process. One fact that most people are unaware of is that we undergo hypnosis several times a day. For example, while driving along a highway, very often, people suddenly discover that they have "zoned-out" and don't remember driving.
Much of what people believe about hypnosis comes from what they've seen in movies or read in fiction which are seldom based upon fact. Hypnosis has nothing to do with magic wands and occult abilities, even if some people consider it magic how their symptoms simply vanished, and insights increased.
Hypnotists have no special or supernatural powers. The competent hypnotherapist has been educated in the nature, history and practical uses for hypnosis. He/she has been thoroughly trained in safe and effective techniques to guide a person into hypnosis and using methods to affect positive change.
Hypnosis is voluntary. You can never be persuaded against your will. Usually, a person in hypnosis already determined the level of participation in the process. If a suggestion given is unacceptable to you, it will simply be rejected and will usually startle you instantly out of hypnosis.
100% untrue. Hypnosis requires intelligence and ability to concentrate. Motivation and cooperation are necessary, which is not easily achieved by the weak-minded. Scientific research has proven that those of above average intelligence and creativity are actually the best candidates for hypnosis.
Beginners usually remember everything that occurred while they were hypnotized. While amnesia may occur in very rare cases with those who can relax the most, some might forget certain things that occurred before or during hypnosis. However, this effect is generally limited and temporary.
While hypnosis can be used to enhance memory, the effects have been dramatically exaggerated in the media. Research has found that hypnosis does not lead to significant memory enhancement or accuracy, and unqualified hypnotists may actually try to unethically encourage false or distorted memories.