Frequently Asked Questions
- Question 1: Is hypnosis really accepted by any medical associations?
- Question 2: I'm afraid I will have no control while in hypnosis.
- Question 3: I'm worried that I might reveal some financial or personal secrets
- Question 4: How should I expect to feel in hypnosis?
- Question 5: Is hypnotherapy only for theraputic purposes?
- Question 6: How long will it take?
- Question 7: Is hypnosis dangerous?
- Question 8: What is self-hypnosis?
- Question 9: What is the unconscious mind?
Answer to question 1:
The American Medical Association (AMA) approved the use of hypnosis in 1958, and recommended in 1961 that medical doctors receive instruction in hypnotherapy.
Answer to question 2:
Many people still think that if they are hypnotized that they have no choice but to obey commands. Since all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you are in full control.
Answer to question 3:
You will only tell your hypnotherapist things that will assist you in obtaining your desired results. Selectivity is retained, and any secrets are completely secure.
Answer to question 4:
There are no special “feelings” in hypnosis. However you should expect to be more relaxed than you have ever been before!
Answer to question 5:
Hypnotherapy can help you in improve in all areas of life, such as career, family, relationships, health and fitness, spirituality, and personal growth.
Answer to question 6:
This is best discussed with your hypnotherapist. Your life experiences are unique, and only you know what you want to change now. In general, instead of years, time is measured in weeks using hypnotherapy!
Answer to question 7:
There has never been a documented case of harm coming to anyone from the therapeutic use of hypnotism.
Q. Do people have trouble coming our of hypnosis?
Answer to question 8:
Techniques exist by which one can attain a state of self-hypnosis and gain complete relaxation under the most stressful conditions. In this state the "unconscious mind" is open to therapeutic suggestions.
Answer to question 9:
The conscious mind, that is, the mind you are conscious of, is the critical part of your mind. The unconscious mind is the one that directs your conduct through the habits and emotional desires acquired from the influences of your environment, before you were old enough to reject harmful ideas and concepts.