|FAQ About Hypnosis &
Hypnotherapy and Myths
FAQ About Hypnosis
Will I be Able to be Hypnotized?
Anyone who is able to relax and who wants
to be hypnotized can be. Most of my clients have gone into hypnosis
easily during the first session. Learning self hypnosis without the
benefit of a qualified hypnotherapist generally takes longer; a few days
to a few weeks. Self- hypnosis is a skill and takes practice just
like any other skill.
Can I be Hypnotized Against
No, no one can hypnotize you unless you
want to be hypnotized.
How Well Does Hypnotherapy
Read the full article here:
A comparison study from American Health
Magazine showed these results:
Psychoanalysis- 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy- 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy- 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Will Hypnotherapy “Work”
For Me and
Do I Need to Believe
In It For It to Work?
Hypnotherapy has a high success rate and
the changes tend to be permanent. Although hypnotherapy doesn’t offer
a 100% cure rate, no therapy does; including standard medical care and
Hypnotherapy is not a panacea and it is
not appropriate for every issue. Center of the Universe Hypnotherapy
a free 20-minute consultation to determine if hypnotherapy is a good option
for your particular issue.
Although it helps to believe in the power
of your own subconscious mind to make positive changes in your life or
in your health it is not absolutely necessary to believe in hypnotherapy
for it to work. It’s best to be open to the possibility, however.
It is suggested that you suspend disbelief so you can allow your subconscious
to do its best work.
How Long Will it Take
for Me to Get Better?
Usually 2 to 4 sessions per issue,
but occasionally 1 or 2 and sometimes 8 to 10 sessions (or more) for complex
issues. Generally speaking, smoking cessation takes 2 to 3 sessions,
while weight loss may take 3 to 6 sessions. There are package (discounted)
rates when you sign up for four or more sessions.
Each session lasts approximately 2 to 2
½ hours, and are normally scheduled once per week, but can be scheduled
bi-weekly or once per month.
What About Self Hypnosis?
Self hypnosis is extremely useful for reinforcement
in achieving goals and for relaxation and stress reduction. Center
of the Universe Hypnotherapy instructs clients in self hypnosis and has
self-hypnosis CDs for sale. As a private client you will be given
a self-hypnosis CD at the end of the first session.
Myths and Misconceptions
There are many myths and misconceptions
about hypnosis and hypnotherapy due to movies, t.v., and stage shows.
Although these representations of hypnosis can make for a good story line;
it is important to separate fact from fiction.
Will I lose control to
No, the conscious mind remains awake and
aware during hypnotherapy. You still have total control over everything
you say or do.
Will I be unconscious?
Again, no. In fact you will hear
everything that the therapist is saying to you and you will be able to
talk to your hypnotherapist and ask for anything you need. During
private sessions there is often ongoing dialogue between you and the hypnotherapist.
Will I be compelled to
No, you can edit any information that comes
up during hypnosis. You can even lie during hypnosis.
Will I become “stuck”
You will be able to come out of hypnosis
at any time. Even if you were left alone in a very deep state of hypnosis;
you would naturally “wake up” after a few minutes and you would arouse
yourself quickly and naturally if there was an emergency.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Hypnosis is completely safe. There are
no documented cases of anyone being harmed by hypnosis. You do want to
observe normal precautions and not try self hypnosis when driving or operating
machinery. Practice hypnosis when and where it is safe to relax and take
a little rest.