Hypnosis and the Myths behind it
Hypnosis comes with a resultant wealth of benefits to your wellbeing, health and life in general.
Whilst hypnosis is very popular, it can also be quite misunderstood. We aim to dispel some of those
myths by discussing them openly and invite you to share your experiences of hypnosis by
commenting on this article.
There are misconceptions around hypnosis, possibly based on watching staged performances,
which we will explore later in this article.
For now, let’s look at some of the issues that we help clients overcome at the Spiritual Truth Centre:
Better sleeping patterns
Easing physical pain
Minimising or eliminating fears and phobias
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve stress related conditions like IBS and headaches
Achieving your life aims
Exploring your past through past life regression
What happens during Hypnosis and why does it work?
During hypnosis, you are guided by the practitioner into a relaxed state then as you relax, your brain
waves slow down. Once in this state, any suggestions made are able to bypass your amygdala (the
part of your brain responsible for fear conditioning) and be delivered straight to the subconscious
mind, which is now more receptive to new programming (e.g. overcoming fears without your brain
resisting it so much).
The slower brain waves produce a heightened state of mental clarity and concentration. It is not like
being asleep at all, rather like being highly aware. You would be in a state of ‘deep suggestibility’, so
messages given to improve outcomes can bypass the intellectual barriers put up by your brain.
Once you have absorbed those messages, you will then be more likely to actually carry out those
messages into your behaviour following the session.
Due to the state of subconscious concentration that you would be in, replacing new thought
patterns will help you deeply let go of old negative and limiting thought patterns, beliefs and
feelings. They are replaced with positive and life affirming suggestions, creative ideas, and new
insights more in tune with your current desires.
Myths about Hypnosis
We are well aware that many clients come to us sceptical about hypnosis; they may even say:
“I’m scared. Can it go wrong?”
Some people fear they will lose control and end up doing something they don’t want to do (which
may have arisen due to watching supposedly entertaining stage shows which is very far from the
reality of how we use hypnosis at The Spiritual Truth centre!)
Another myth is that someone else is ‘doing something to you’ by hypnotising you, which is also
Incorrect as all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis.
The person who is hypnotised is fully in charge of the
experience whether self-hypnotising or working with a hypnotherapist in a live session.
You cannot be hypnotised against your will and you may end a session at any time by opening your eyes!
Another myth is that hypnotherapy always works and that it works the first time.
Outcomes vary by person and sometimes people will benefit from a series of sessions to ensure that repeated
messages are more deeply embedded for longer lasting positive change.
The question remains
Do you have something holding you back in your life that hypnosis could resolve?
Do get in touch with us by email or telephone to discuss how hypnotherapy might help
improve your particular issue.