There are a few things that people have been told over the years about hypnosis that just aren’t true, and I thought I’d let you in on a little myth busting.
The fist thing you’ve probably heard is that a hypnotist can make you do things against your will (like take your clothes off on stage, or run after a pink elephant). And this is simply not true.
A person in a hypnotic trance is always in control of their actions. A trance is basically like daydreaming, or losing yourself in a good book. If you don’t want to do that anymore, you just quit. The people who see the pink elephant are usually those who are normally outgoing, and will do anything to attract attention.
The second myth is that you won’t remember a thing after you wake up. Most people will remember everything that is said and done. The main thing hypnosis does is plant suggestions into your subconscious so they can be used later.
Lastly, it is not the weak-minded or gullible people who are easily hypnotized. You will be surprised to learn that the smarter a person is, the more likely they will be able to be hypnotized – mainly because they are more in control of their thoughts, and can concentrate easily.
So, don’t be afraid to try hypnosis! You won’t get stuck in a trance – and you may not see results immediately. But with time, you will begin to see the advantages of using hypnosis for stress-relief, or weight loss, and before you know it, you will be doing self-hypnosis as needed.
Find out if you can be easily hypnotized by taking the hypnosis quiz.