Hypnosis is a powerful form of psychological treatment, which if performed correctly can provide several benefits to improve an individual’s quality of living and bring about desired changes. However, the effectiveness of this powerful therapeutic tool is still undervalued by people because of the misconceptions and myths often associated with it.
These misconceptions mostly stem from the inaccurate image of hypnosis that movies and TV shows present. Let’s look at five common myths you should stop believing.
As individuals who’re hypnotized are instructed to close their eyes, this leads people to believe that hypnosis is nothing but sleep. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When you’re hypnotized, you’ll actually experience a heightened state of concentration in which you’re more aware and responsive to your surroundings.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a form of truth serum under which you can’t lie. At no point during hypnosis do you lose control of your mind. You remain in a heightened state of consciousness in which all your moral values are still intact. This implies that you’re no more likely to be honest when asked a question under hypnosis than you would normally.
This is one of the most absurd myths associated with hypnosis. In reality, the opposite of this is true as research reveals that hypnosis is an effective treatment method for reducing pain in patients. In addition to pain management, hypnosis has also emerged as a mental health therapy, helping patients alleviate their anxiety.
People often doubt the credibility of hypnosis by claiming that it only works on weak-minded individuals when, in fact, the opposite of this is true. More imaginative people make for better hypnotic subjects. A trait that most strong-minded individuals have is that they’re constantly looking for ways to improve. This allows them to be more willing to take part in hypnosis as it’s a therapy that helps you tap into your subconscious more effectively.
People don’t get stuck in hypnosis. You’ve probably seen this happen in movies that push the boundaries of fiction, but in real life, it’s actually impossible to be stuck in hypnosis. Hypnosis is subjective and each person’s experience can vary. However, the closest thing you can get to being stuck in hypnosis is if you fall asleep during the session only to woken up by your hypnotherapist.
Now that we’ve debunked these common myths, you may be wanting to try hypnosis to improve your own life for the better. Rena Greenberg is a renowned hypnotherapist seen on national television on a regular basis, based in Bradenton, FL. She offers private hypnosis sessions, self-hypnosis CDs and downloads as well as corporate wellness seminars. Her self-hypnosis weight loss programs have helped thousands of people lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Contact her today!
Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.