Misconceptions about Hypnosis
· The hypnotist has strange and unknown powers.
· I give up control to the hypnotist.
· I might get stuck.
· I might do things I normally wouldn't do.
· I might tell my secrets.
· I might get hurt.
· I will be unconscious, unaware, unable to move, think, speak, say or hear anything.
· I can't be hypnotized.
These types of misconceptions keep the general public in a state of fear regarding hypnosis. Hollywood hype and unscrupulous operators use the public's lack of information to make a buck. Discover your client's misconceptions and assumptions and disprove them before the initial induction. Debunk the myths of hypnosis and establish a collaborative relationship.
Misinformation about the nature of suggestion and response leads the public to believe that a hypnotist has some kind of magical power. A Hypnotist is a person trained to give detailed attention to semantics, voice inflection, body movement and generating mental expectancy. A skilled hypnotist has learned methods for bypassing the critical faculty and establishing selective thinking. The hypnotist's job is to use suggestion to excite the imagination and developmental expectancy in the subject. You can observe suggestion in action through the repetition, emotional baiting, direct, implied and embedded messages of advertising, education, marketing, and politics.
Achieving a particular goal or set of goals. Instead of just trying hard and fearing failure (or success), you can learn to relax and let the subconscious mind work with your conscious plans.