Asked Questions About hypnosis
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes. The reason is, hypnosis is nothing more than a
natural state that all people experience at least
twice a day and often more.
What does hypnosis feel like?
The best way to describe what hypnosis feels like it
to refer to the drowsy feeling just before sleep and
immediately upon waking. These states actually are the
hypnotic trance state.
Will I do things under hypnosis I wouldn’t otherwise
No. You won’t do anything under hypnosis you
wouldn’t ordinarily do in your waking state of
consciousness. People often get the impression that
they might do crazy things from stage hypnosis shows.
Yes, people might perform unusual acts while a part of
a hypnosis stage act. But you must remember that
they’ve volunteered to be part of the act and very
likely knew that they might be asked to sing like a
canary or bark like a dog. Therapeutic hypnosis and
stage hypnosis are very different.
How many sessions will I need to see a change in my
answer to this question varies from individual to
individual. Most people notice dramatic change right
away. Some experience subtle changes over one or two
sessions. After listening to my audio recording
Overcoming Procrastination, one past client reported
that the following day she got more accomplished in a
single day than ever before in her life.
to Maxwell Maltz M.D., author of Psycho-Cybernetics,
it takes at least 21 days to adjust to major life
changes. Other research indicates that it takes 28
days for a human to establish a habit. With this in
mind we would suggest that anyone serious about
achieving success using hypnosis should give the
process at least four weeks and longer if needed.
Will I be asleep under hypnosis.
No. Although there are various levels of hypnotic
trance ranging from light to very deep, hypnosis is
Are people who go under hypnosis weak-minded?
Not at all. In fact weak-minded people often have more
difficulty reaching the hypnotic state because they
may lack the necessary ability to follow instructions.
Can I really learn to do self-hypnosis?
Yes. In reality, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A
hypnotherapist simply acts as a coach, guiding the
subject into a very natural relaxed state of
consciousness. With a little simple instruction, you
can act as your own coach.
What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, which is
a set of powerful procedures designed to help people
achieve rapid change. NLP is a synthesis of the most
successful therapeutic techniques used by leading
psychologists and other practitioners, both of the
past and present.
Erickson is said to have created the main component of
NLP as the founders of the practice employed his most
successful hypnotherapy techniques as the basis for
NLP. The primary developers of Neuro Linguistic
Programming are Richard Bundler and John Grinder. Many
others have contributed to the discipline.
Is hypnosis mind control?
No. Without force, no one can control the mind of
another. Hypnosis is, however, an excellent method for
rooting out non-supportive beliefs and replacing them
with supportive behaviors.
Is hypnosis guaranteed to work?
There are far too many variables involved to give a
definitive answer to this question because for
hypnosis to work the subject must want the change for
him/herself and not for any other person or reason. A
strong desire for change is a very good indicator that
your hypnosis sessions will help you to achieve the