Myth ; The Hypnotist will be able to control my mind.
Fact ; No one can control your mind unless you allow them.Your Hypnotherapist will give you suggestions that you want to be given, based on the Pre-Hypnotic Interview. At no point during your session will you lose control of your mind. If you hear a suggestion that you don’t agree with, or don’t understand, your subconscious mind will automatically reject it.
Myth ; I will be made to perform embarrassing acts, such as bark like a dog, or walk like a duck.
Fact ; This assumption is based on Stage Hypnotism and Hollywood fiction. The truth is, these people volunteer to act on stage, and they allow themselves to participate in silly suggestions. Hypnotherapy is a serious process of self-improvement, not entertainment.
Myth ; If I become Hypnotised, I may not be able to snap out of it, or Hypnosis is Dangerous.
Fact ; Hypnosis is very safe and is in fact, a state of hyper-awareness. Any time there is an emergency, a person would naturally be able to come out of the Hypnotic state by opening their eyes, and stretching or speaking.
Myth ; Hypnosis is a “Miracle Cure”.
Fact ; While Hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making permanent improvements, there is no such thing as a one-time “Hypnotic Miracle”! Every individual makes progress at his or her own rate. Be weary of those who make wild claims of overnight success.
Myth ; When Hypnotised, I will lose all sense of my surroundings, and will have no memory of the session.
Fact ; Hypnosis is not an unconscious state of sleep. In fact, most people report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration and focus, and can even hear more acutely during a session.
Myth ; I can’t be hypnotised because my mind is too strong/ disciplined.
Fact ; This is an archaic belief that has, in recent times, been proven untrue. It was thought, long ago, that only 50% of the population could be hypnotised.
Myth ; One of the most common myths about hypnotherapy is that there’s no proof that hypnotherapy works.
Fact ; This is also the most untrue of them all, there is an abundance of proof from many years and from all over the world that Hypnotherapy works.