Check out the top 5 myths on hypnotherapy and find out the real answers behind all these myths and discover how hypnosis can help you transform and change your life.
What is a Myth
What is a myth? A myth is a commonly held belief that is NOT true. A myth is a misconception or a false understanding of the truth.
- Myth 1: Hypnosis is a form of mind control.
- Myth 2: I am too strong/ smart/skeptical for hypnosis to work on me.
- Myth 3: I cannot change even with hypnotherapy.
- Myth 4: Hypnosis is a stage show for people who want to cluck like a duck.
- Myth 5: You need face to face hypnotherapy sessions with your hypnotherapist to reap the benefits of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a form of mind control - Myth 1 of Hypnotherapy Busted
Many staged hypnosis stage shows and movies portrayed hypnotists as having some sort of “special power” that allow them to control others against their will.
But the truth is, a hypnotist cannot make you think or do anything at all, especially if it is a thought or action based on your beliefs. Your mind hears suggestions presented during hypnotherapy and evaluates each suggestion just as if you were reading a book or the news. Your mind will filter out suggestions that are not according with your core beliefs.
However, done correctly, hypnosis can be a powerful way to change behaviors – even those that you have felt unable to change on your own through conventional methods.
I am too strong/ smart/skeptical for hypnosis to work on me - Myth 2 of Hypnotherapy Busted
It is common for people to believe that they are somehow beyond the influence of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. In some cases, these are people who simply assume they cannot be hypnotized. In other cases, people believe that they know all the “tricks” of hypnosis, so they can’t be affected by a recording or a live hypnotherapy session.
The truth is, though, that virtually all of us are capable of achieving results through hypnosis. You might believe that you’re fully conscious and that the suggestions you’re hearing are having no effect… but as long as the hypnotherapist is properly trained, there will still be positive change going on under the surface.
A simple illustration: Close your eyes and think of a cold, sliced yellow lemon. Mentally imagine or visualising squeezing and tasting the sliced lemon. Chances are, you might noticed saliva gathering in your mouth.
If you can experience this simple illustration. Yahoo! You have the ability to benefit from hypnotherapy! You’ve also just realized that hypnosis is nothing you haven’t experienced before – any time your mind is absorbed in something that isn’t actually there, like when you were watching a movie/show, driving and thinking of what happened earlier or what you are gonna do later, these are simply some hypnosis state.
So, if you think you are too strong/smart/sceptical to benefit from hypnosis, think again.
I cannot change even with hypnotherapy - Myth 3 of Hypnotherapy Busted
This myth can affect a person’s willingness and ability to experience hypnosis. The truth is if one is willing to change, hypnosis can be the powerful tool to make it happen. It can help you the reach goals that you never even dreamed you could attain, end unwanted habits that have been holding you back for years, and even transform your life.
The amount of time and sessions it takes to create the change you want varies according to your personality, the duration and intensity of the belief/habit you want to change and numerous other factors.
Changes take time and patience. Why? See, your current beliefs and habits were not created overnight… so you may not change them overnight. Changes may take time. That is why to ensure best possible outcome, repetitive listening to the hypnosis audio is suggested after hypnotherapy sessions.
But, you will find that the freedom and empowerment you get from hypnotherapy is well worth the time and patience!
Hypnosis is a stage show for people who want to cluck like a duck. - Myth 4 of Hypnotherapy Busted
Staged hypnotism is a great and entertaining show. Thanks to the staged hypnosis show in which audience members were “hypnotized” in front of a crowd and then directed to make animal sounds or perform other silly acts, for the purpose of entertainment.
Yes, most of those people were actually in hypnosis, although there are always a few who were faking it, just to have fun. The participants of a stage hypnosis show are chosen by the stage hypnotist (a trained professional) after they are given a hypnotic suggestibility test.
The difference between hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis is that one is designed to help people and the other is designed to entertain people.
Thanks to the science of hypnotherapy, hypnosis is effective for much more than entertainment. Patients around the world have experienced dramatic results by using hypnotherapy to deal with a wide range of issues.
You need face to face hypnotherapy sessions with your hypnotherapist to reap the benefits of hypnosis. - Myth 5 of Hypnotherapy Busted
I have personally witnessed positive changes and transformations in people who have done skype, video or audio recorded hypnotherapy sessions. You do not need to do face to face hypnotherapy sessions with your hypnotherapist to reap the benefits of hypnosis.
That is because you feel more comfortable in your own space, so it can be easier for you to access the hypnotic state needed to start experiencing positive change. You can also work these sessions into your personal schedule, so you can benefit from them any time of the day or night.
Hypnotherapy sessions work when the client themselves really want the changes/transformation that they are looking for and are willing to work on them. Intentions are important for the changes and transformation to take place.
So, connect with us now, if you are ready to make a change or transformation in your life through hypnotherapy.
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