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No one has remained interminable in a hypnosis session. The state can be terminated at will. It is as simple as opening the eyes. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis and not “wake up.”
In many instances, one or two sessions of hypnosis can help someone immensely. One or two sessions may enable a person to dissolve a habit. However, the majority of cases require a number of sessions for best results. Hypnotherapy cannot cure all problems nor can it do that instantly. Hypnosis will bring much needed emotional equilibrium and acceptance to difficult experiences such as loss, stress, or medical concerns.
About 90% of people can be hypnotized. The most important factor in allowing for favorable results is the rapport between hypnotherapist and client. Another important factor in beneficial results is that the hypnotist is skilled, experienced, and well-trained. A good rule of hypnotics is that the client can’t do it wrong, but the hypnotist can. Sometimes, people have developed mental blocks in their personality (such as strong pessimism, deep sarcasm, arrogance, or unrelenting cynicism.) Those types may have been told they cannot be hypnotized, but most likely they were told by a hypnotist who was untrained in how to deal with mental blocks. Odds are you can be hypnotized. Some people take more sessions than others. Here’s the secret: If you want to be hypnotized, you can be. If you really want to let go of the emotional discomforts and suffering, you will. Your hypnotherapist can discuss the negative implications with you if you continue to be concerned.
It takes thoughtfulness and a will to cooperate-a willingness to accept the hypnotist suggestions to be hypnotized. The more bright and imaginative the person, the easier it is to hypnotize him/her. The more creative and intelligent a person, the easier it is to induce hypnosis because they see the value in taking the suggestions given even before the hypnosis begins. Conversely, the more analytical and controlling a person is the more work for the hypnotherapist, but often once people with those personality traits learn to relax into this peaceful state of being they soak up the benefits because their inner-mind has been craving to surrender to constant agitation. In simple terms, the best client is a person who has a definitive reason or motivation for wanting to be hypnotized.

You cannot be hypnotized against your own will. You have to “want” to be hypnotized.
A person needs to feel confidence in the hypnotist and willing to accept suggestions from them. A professional hypnotist will follow the client, not lead.

Could they be made to cluck like a chicken or dance around in a silly manner? Could they be made to commit a crime or go against their wishes?
Answer: In hypnosis, a person will not go against his or her ethical standards. Since this is hypnotherapy, and not entertainment hypnosis, it would be pointless under these these circumstances to suggest something like dancing. Even in the situation of cessation of nicotine, the hypnotist doesn’t simply suggest the person to stop picking up the cigarette or vaporizer. It goes beyond a physical action. A skilled hypnotherapist digs deeper, discussing the possibility that a person see themselves with COPD in 15 years carrying around an oxygen

tank, or possibly all the wrinkles around their lips due to smoking. Still, a person has the power to select only the suggestions that they are willing to accept. The power is always in the mind of the client. A good hypnotherapist takes the time to understand the client’s emotional standpoint and gently paces the person to reframe their thinking in a more beneficial way. During hypnosis, the conscious, reasoning mind does not dissolve away. The mind simply steps to the side. It’s like the bouncer at a club. He doesn’t go away, he just has to move out of the way to allow more people in the door. Just as the conscious mind doesn’t dissolve entirely, but it simply allows in new information. The adult conscious mind is observing the entire time. A person will reject suggestions that conflict with their “moral” compass

Can a person be made to reveal secrets?
No. You can actually withhold information in hypnosis. You do not have to reveal secrets. When hypnotized, you will not do anything against your personal will. You can reject any suggestion that is given to you. A client will never reveal or do anything that he or she would not say or do in a regular waking state. Again, the normal conscious mind doesn’t fully go away, it is still there, it is simply moved to the side to access the subconscious.

No. There are no religious connotations with hypnosis. A professional hypnotherapist respects a person’s religious preferences.

During hypnosis, awareness is actually increased. If a person falls asleep, they are not in hypnosis. In hypnosis, you are aware of everything that is going on around you. Hypnosis might look like sleep, but it is not sleep, and is in fact a state of expanded consciousness. You are fully aware of what is being said to you when in hypnosis and can reject any suggestion that is given to you at any time. The ego never totally dissociates when in hypnosis. The ego is present when in hypnosis and therefore, you would never act outside of your own principles. The conscious mind does not go away entirely. A person’s senses are generally enhanced(hyper-acuity) when a person is in hypnosis. The person hypnotized hears sounds in the general area and is aware of what is going on. Quite often the client is more aware and not less aware. If there were a fire in the room, the person would immediately come back into the room and evacuate properly. Hypnosis is not like a drug, it’s a natural state of being and can be terminated at will.

You do not necessarily need to be in a super deep state of hypnosis to benefit from it. Beneficial results can come from taking suggestions while in a light or medium state of hypnosis.

 Hypnosis is a natural yet altered state of mind. Slipping into that state happens very frequently like when we are driving and forget to take our exit, or when we are engrossed in a movie or a favorite book.

You can be totally serene and yet not be hypnotized or you can be hypnotized and not be relaxed. Relaxation is only one part of hypnosis.

Closing the eyes does not imply hypnosis. The eyes can actually be opened in a hypnotic state. This happens very often to mothers using hypnosis for labor.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines Brainwashing as “Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person’s basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.” Brainwashing involves removing the client’s personal will. Hypnotherapy hopes to enhance someone’s personal will so they enjoy their life with balance and peace. A professional hypnotherapist follows the client, not the other way around.

 Hypnotherapy can be used to uncover suppressed memories, but the hypnotic state itself does not alone bring them up. The client may bring them to the surface if they are ready. A client will never see something that he or she is not ready to see, and such memories will only come up if the client and/or the hypnotist intend to bring them to the forefront. A person can’t “bite off more than they can chew.” They will only be willing to look at that which they are prepared to see. A professional hypnotherapist gently paces a client into reframing or managing any difficult memories if needed.

A good hypnotherapist will help you uncover your emotions and beliefs, so that you can realize your own patterns during the hypnosis session. A professional hypnotherapist will help you to see what’s “in your own head” by asking you questions in hypno so that your own inner-mind finds solutions, not by simply telling you how to think.


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