Top 5 myths about Hypnosis

Television and Cinema has lent a completely different understanding about the true nature of hypnosis. The over-dramatic portrayals of hypnotic techniques and even of the healing procedure of Reiki has misguided more than being informative. Hypnosis is essentially based on psychological knowledge and general understanding of people’s psyche. The following list busts top five myths related to hypnosis:

  1. The link between mental weakness and vulnerability to Hypnotism: 

    Perhaps the biggest taboo surrounding the art of Hypnotism is the fact that those who are mentally and emotionally susceptible are more likely to get hypnotized. Hypnosis, which is induced hallucination is difficult to achieve by those who are not strong-willed. It is because this technique requires immense level of concentration for a willing subject to enter a state of trance.

  2. Hypnosis will make you reveal truths about yourself: 

    It’s totally a myth that entering into a trance will make you give out truths about yourself, which otherwise you would prefer not to reveal. As stated before, that for the mentally and emotionally weak, it’s difficult to get hypnotized. When mentally sound people are induced to this state they can unravel their unconscious and sub-conscious and be very selective about what to reveal and what to hold back. In fact, hypnosis has seen some of the most creative lies being spun.

  3. A hypnotists is always extravagant: 

    Seriously, get over those exaggerated portrayals of hypnotists and healers on screen, wearing fancy costumes, speaking in a sing-song manner and talking about every weird thing under the sun. A professional and experienced hypnotist will be anything but the fancy clown. Furthermore, different people require a different approach for hypnosis, which calls for certain amount of scientific knowledge.

  4. Hypnosis will induce amnesia: 

    Barring a small percentage of subject, who are able to penetrate deeper levels of trance, not everyone will lose consciousness and forget all that has been said and done. In fact, most people remember the questions asked by the therapist, have a virtual memory of the process with slight exceptions. In no way would you be sleeping during hypnosis.

  5. You have never been hypnotized before: 

    Welcome to the sweet pain of realizing that even though you have never visited a hypnotist, there have been several instances in life when you were experiencing mild state of trance. Everyday before falling asleep and waking up, a light state of hypnosis is experienced. If you have found yourself transported to some other world while amid your friends between a discussion, you were into ‘what we call’, a ‘state of trance’.



About The Author

Selena D.

Selena D. is a Board Certified Hypnotist, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, an EFT Practitioner and NLP Certified. She has assisted thousands of individuals as they have discovered their own creative mind powers for personal growth and abundance. While earning a distinguished reputation within the industry, Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers has grown to become a full service wellness provider offering Hypnosis, Life Coaching, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Nothing brings Selena greater joy than seeing people change their lives for the better. Selena’s work has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets over the years, including WPIX 11, Fox and NY Post. She continues to maintain an extensive base of loyal clients whose lives, work and relationships have been enriched with her guidance. Norma Lujan, Harper’s Bazaar “Most Fabulous at Any Age 2013” winner is among Selena’s clients. She keeps current on the latest research in the field of mind and body wellness by attending numerous seminars and trainings. She has attended Louise Hay’s workshop on teaching people to love themselves, and T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind Seminar, his “Train the Trainer” program and received a certificate of completion. Selena has also traveled to California to learn from Billionaire Bill Bartmann about bouncing back from life’s hardships, and attended Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneur’s Money and You seminar. Selena practices what she teaches as she continuously seeks ways to learn and grow through self-improvement.

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