Three Myths About Hypnosis
If you have bad habits, addictions, or worries, they needn’t rule your life. If you are, let’s say, addicted to smoking you could instead be saving money week after week, rather than buying cigarettes. If you are depressed, you could find joy again. Perhaps a traumatic past, chronic pain, or a phobia is keeping you from living your best life? Hypnosis may be the turning point you’ve been looking for. This article covers a few common myths about hypnosis.
1. Hypnosis is Fake
I know it is so easy to believe everything we see on television and social media. However, it is simply not always true. Television shows, movies, and stage performances make it seem easy to believe that hypnosis is nothing short of silliness and volunteers pretending to be in a trance. This is a far cry from hypnotherapy for therapeutic purposes. Many people have been saved from their additions, habits and bad feelings by way of hypnosis, in the form of clinical hypnotherapy.
2. “I’ll Develop Amnesia”
Have you watched a stage hypnotist snap his or her fingers and the volunteer, as instructed, immediately forgets something? That suggestion is temporary, and the memory will quickly return to normal.
Hypnotherapy requires going into a daydream-kind of trance. We all experience a hypnosis-like state several times a day. It might be that moment that you are sitting at your desk at work staring at the wall, daydreaming, or the moment shortly before falling asleep, for example. You’re not quite asleep, but your focus is narrowed, and you are relaxed. That is the hypnotic experience. Therapy is then used. It is simple and amazingly effective.
3. I Will Lose Control
Are you afraid that you might lose control under hypnosis? Concerned that your deepest secrets might be revealed? Worry no longer because no one can make you believe or do anything that you do not want to. The hypnotherapist is a trained professional that will take your background, medical history, family history, and other factors into consideration in order to create the best treatment plan for you. Since we are all different, hypnotherapy techniques are applied in varying forms. A hypnotherapist can evaluate your history and find the best way to help you overcome your issues without loss of all control.
The best way to debunk any misconceptions is to experience hypnotherapy for yourself. It’s generally very relaxing. Find a trusted hypnotherapist in your area, such as Evolution Hypnotherapy, and give it a try. Hypnotherapy may be just the help you’ve been looking for.