Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy is a bad or scary thing.
For some people, Hypnosis may be seen to be 'scary' and this is often the case with many things in life, we have yet to experience, after all, it
is an unknown experience for many. People regularly associate Hypnosis with 'Stage Hypnosis', which is the form of Hypnosis used by some high profile Stage Hypnotists, such as Peter Powers, Steven Spellmaster and Bill Wheeler for example.
Clinical Hypnotherapy (the Hypnotherapy we conduct at Lifeforce) is the accepted therapeutic model of Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is vastly different from Stage Hypnosis. Many experienced and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapists work
in Hospitals, Dental Surgeries and with Youth to overcome fears and apprehension.
You will never be asked to do anything that deviates from your moral or ethical code, importantly, you will be in complete control at all times.
In short, if you enjoy relaxing and spending some time being 'introspective' and 'self intuitive then there is absolutely no reason you should be scared or fearful of the process.
Only certain 'ypes of people can be hypnotised.
This is somewhat of a 'grey' area and pertains mostly to the induction process of a formal Hypnotherapy session. In theory, almost anyone can be Hypnotised, whether directly or indirectly.
Even individuals whom
many researchers claim are 'unhypnotisable' or have a 'low' hypnotisability (due to medically induced circumstances) can in fact experience hypnosis to some degree.
In practice, there is a spectrum of responsiveness in people ranging from
what are generally deemed 'low' hypnotisables to 'high' hypnotisables, in some individuals we see very high rates of hypnotisability and these people are actually referred to as Hypnotic Virtuosos
Research has found there are only four
(4) types of people WHO CAN NOT BE HYPNOTISED, these are;
- Very young children, under the age of (six) 6.
- Individuals who are mentally impaired either through suffering a psychotic
mental illness or by neurological damage.
- Those that don't want to be hypnotised to prove they can't be hypnotised.
- Those that are being forced to attend by a partner or parent.
who can be hypnotised is 'weak-minded'.
This particular misconception refers to the all-powerful Svengali image of the Hypnotist and is based on the belief that in order for a Hypnotist to control someone, the individual must have little
or no will of his or her own.
This misconception is probably the most common and incorrect idea of Hypnotherapy. Clinical Hypnotherapy means that the client does the vast bulk of the work by using and tapping into their 'higher self',
at no time will you be asked to do anything that makes you uncomfortable.
If a client did feel any level of 'distress' or feel 'uncomfortable' during a session, they are at all times able to halt the session at their will.
many clients who come into the practice with a certain amount of trepidation are often the ones who benefit the most.
Once you have been hypnotised you have to keep being hypnotised or keep going back. Hypnosis only works
while you are having it done.
Hypnosis is a process that is based on an interaction of mutual power. The Hypnotherapist is providing a 'gateway' for the unconscious mind to make favourable and desired change.
is also a cumulative therapy. The length for which it will be 'effective' and 'ongoing' will very much depend on the individual and many other defining factors.
For some clients, change is immediate and long-lasting. Some
'Stop Smoking' clients are able to quit overnight and remain a 'non-smoker' for the rest of their lives. Of course, this is not always the case and levels of motivation and desire, play a huge part in overall success.
we normally see the 'change process' come into full effect around the 3-week mark.
In short, no, you will not need to keep coming back, week after week, however, many clients, like to do a 'top-up' session at around the 3, 6 or 9-month
mark to ensure continued success, well into the future.
Hypnosis has a very high success rate and clinical studies show that 97% of clients who are open to the process, experience success.
You can be hypnotised
to say or do something against your will.
Clinical Hypnosis follows a therapeutic model, which is used in many large Hospitals, Surgeries and Medical Facilities worldwide. During a 'typical' hypnotherapy session the client remains
in control at all times. Your mind cannot be manipulated in any way, as you are fully aware and in a conscious state at all times. Hypnosis is about empowerment and Clinical Hypnotherapists are respectful professionals, bound by a Code of
Being hypnotised can be hazardous to your health.
When carried out by a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, there is absolutely no harm to your health. Experienced, certified practitioners
are all about empowerment and optimal wellness.
If you have any fears or qualms about Hypnotherapy, your chosen Practitioner should be more than happy to answer your questions and allay any fears you may have.
in doubt, ask to see the Practitioners qualifications and ensure they are qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
You can become stuck in hypnosis.
Getting 'stuck' in Hypnosis seems to be a fear held by many; Hypnosis
does involve relaxation and space for the client to focus their attention and future goals, however, these processes are controlled by the client at all times.
Clients can and do initiate and terminate Hypnosis sessions at their will.
It is quite literally impossible to become 'stuck' in a state of focused concentration or relaxation.
You may feel profoundly relaxed, however, relaxation does not equal being 'stuck'.
So, if you're ready to change your life, start
by changing your mind!
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