By Kent Sayre
Here's how hypnosis works. With hypnosis, you have a relaxed, focused awareness. When you're in this relaxed state, you're mind can accept suggestions. These suggestions go directly into your mind and take hold so that your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes are permanently changed. All action comes from someone's thoughts. When you think differently, you'll behave differently...and get the results that you want.
There are a lot of myths about hypnosis that I'm going to blow apart right here.
Myth #1: You lose consciousness in hypnosis
Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation where you're always aware of what's going on around you. You have full control over whether you accept or reject a suggestion. In fact, you can come out of hypnosis any time...if you wanted to.
Myth #2: Hypnotized people act crazy
The people who believe this most likely have seen a stage hypnosis show. Stage hypnosis is an extreme form of hypnosis...and it's meant to entertain. On my hypnosis programs, the hypnosis is designed to permanently change your life for the better. What this means to you is that you won't do anything you wouldn't normally do. Sorry, no clucking like a chicken for you!
Myth #3: You're "under" my power
Nothing could be further from the truth. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. Nobody can be hypnotized to do anything they wouldn't normally do. If I could (I can't) put people under my power, I would go up to the prisons and hypnotize all the inmates to become model citizens.
Myth #4: People reveal their deepest, darkest secrets in hypnosis
No, no, and no. You won't do anything in hypnosis that you wouldn't normally do outside of hypnosis. Your secrets stay locked in the vault.
Myth #5: People get stuck in hypnosis
Nobody can get stuck in hypnosis. Your mind always functions in your best interests. If you're deep in hypnosis and one of my audio program ends, you'd simply fall asleep or realize that there no one was speaking and your mind would bring you back to conscious awareness.
Myth #6: Not everyone can be hypnotized
Everyone can be hypnotized. Some people do it easier from the start and other people have to practice relaxing a few times before it becomes very easy for them. No matter who you are, you can be hypnotized. In fact, most people don't even think they are hypnotized during a session. However, after the session, they later report noticing positive changes in their lives.