Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hypnosis Myths

"Hypnosis Myth #1
Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized

The truth is that everyone can be hypnotized.  As a matter of fact, each one of us are using hypnosis in some form every single day of our lives either consciously or unconsciously.
We are experiencing some form of a trance-like hypnotic state each time we engage our imagination, each time we engage our emotions, each time our attention is focused upon our subjective experience.

The goal of a hypnosis session is successful installation of a desired outcomes deep into the subconscious mind from where it eventually expresses automatically without any further conscious activity. 

We disempower ourselves when we choose limiting beliefs which reduce the number of available options toward reaching desired outcome; and we empower ourselves whenever we open ourselves to more options.

The people that are easiest to hypnotize are those who have great imagination and are able to maintain the focus on the desired objective.  In other words, its people who still nourish that childlike quality of pretending, acting "as if" that which they desire to experience is their only reality.

Hypnosis Myth #2
Hypnotist has complete power over you when you are hypnotized

People who play the role of a hypnotist are not only those who label themselves as hypnotist, but can be anyone who is skilled with using language, capturing another person's imagination or is perceived as having an authority by the listener in a given context. You could say that the first hypnotists we experienced in our lives were our own parents - even if they did the whole act of hypnotizing unknowingly.

Hypnotist or another person who is playing the role of a hypnotist (knowingly or unknowingly) can have as much power over you as you give them. Hypnosis can be done in much more subtle ways than someone telling you to "take a deep breath and close your eyes now ... and hold onto every word I say ... because your life may depend on it". It may be a simple statement that someone utters which stimulates your imagination and more importantly your emotions - a statement of hope and encouragement or of some dismal consequences.

It is always up to you, whether you are having a session with a hypnotist, listening to hypnosis recording or receiving information through some other media - from a doctor, a lawyer, a salesman, an ad in a paper, watching news, reading books or newspapers - whether you want to accept or reject the ideas and statements offered. For that reason we say that "all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis" and that you are always in control.

The role of a hypnotist in a therapeutic setting is to help you establish communication channel with your subcosncious in order to overcome your inner obstacles and reach your goals. All that any hypnotist can do for you, you can do for yourself on your own, too - if you take some time to learn self-hypnosis. A skilled hypnotist can help you a great deal simply due to experience and knowledge of variety of helpful techniques, but ultimately all the power is right in your mind and it is only a matter of learning to access it and practicing to develop, or rather unfold it so that you can accomplish anything you desire.

Hypnosis Myth #3
If you can hear the hypnotist, you were not hypnotized

This misconception has probably come about due to another common misconception which equates the state of hypnosis with sleep.

A lot of people believe that when they are hypnotized they will not be aware of anything that is happening around them.  Yet, if you lost all connection with the hypnotist, how could you follow the instructions?

While the level of awareness of your surroundings may shift to some degree, you will still be aware of the hypnotist or his voice.  The better you are able to play the game of "let's pretend" and immerse yourself in your subjective reality (inner world experiences), the less will you be aware of your surroundings in the way that you are accustomed to.  That's why we call it - "altered reality". In this altered reality, your awareness of the hypnotist may change and you may interpret him as someone else - maybe a friend or a stranger or magician - but you will still be aware of the hypnotist's voice.

Hypnosis Myth #4
You can remain permanently stuck in hypnosis

No one ever got stuck, but some people enjoy deep trance so much that they don't want to come out.  Imagine being in a state where your body feels so deeply relaxed that you may not need to pay any attention to it, and your mind is completely free of any stresses associated with your daily life and you are finally able to experience all of your most cherished dreams and secret desires come to life in full color with exquisite sensations.  At least here, perhaps for the first time, you are able to experience total freedom, inner peace and happiness and all seems absolutely perfect in your world.  You are in control.

Do you know what happens to your body?  It begins to release an abundance of pleasure hormones (endorphins).  You feel better than you ever felt before.  The deeper into trance you go, the better you feel.  You have no desire to leave this state.  But the session comes to an end and you are invited to emerge out of this state of total bliss.  You have two choices: either you reluctantly choose to live this state knowing that you'll be able to experience it again or you refuse to come out. "

Jane Leu Rekas

Author & Editor

Jane Leu Rekas, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Hypnotist. She is also a Reiki Master and Astrologer.


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Psychic Phone Line Addiction
Quit Smoking Now
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Smoke-Free House
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Stop Smoking with Self Hypnosis
Stopping Smoking
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Enjoy Your Job
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Financial Worries
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Fear of Vomiting for Children
Magic Carpet Induction
OCD: Balloon Room
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Perfect Parenting
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Be Confident
Best Man's Speech
Blushing in Groups
Camera Shy
Circle of Confidence
Confidence and Positivity
Confidence at Work
Confidence Building
Confidence for Hypnotherapists
Confidence Kite
Confidence: Conference Table
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Confidence: Garden of Life
Dating Confidence
Ego Strengthening
Football Confidence
Inappropriate Laughter
Increased Self Esteem
Living in the Now
Making Decisions
Powerful Public Speaking
Public Speaking
Self Belief: Protective Shield
Stop Stuttering

Driving Test
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Exam Success
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Fears and Phobias
Fear of Anaesthesia
Fear of Authority
Fear of Balloons
Fear of Bees or Wasps
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Fear of Birds
Fear of Blood
Fear of Bodily Functions
Fear of Buttons
Fear of Cats
Fear of Childbirth
Fear of Commitment
Fear of Criticism
Fear of Crowds
Fear of Death
Fear of Dental Treatment
Fear of Doctors and Dentists
Fear of Dogs
Fear of Driving
Fear of Eating
Fear of Elevators
Fear of Escalators
Fear of Failure
Fear of Fainting
Fear of Fear
Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying 3
Fear of Flying Everyday
Fear of Frogs
Fear of Germs
Fear of Ghosts
Fear of Heights or Bridges
Fear of Injections
Fear of Insects
Fear of Inserting Contact Lenses
Fear of Internal Examinations
Fear of Intimacy
Fear of Lizards
Fear of Loud Noises
Fear of Monsters (for Children)
Fear of Moths
Fear of Motorway Driving
Fear of MRI Scans
Fear of Needles (for Children)
Fear of Passenger Driving
Fear of Pregnancy
Fear of Public Toilets
Fear of Rats and Mice
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Spiders
Fear of Spiders for Children
Fear of Success
Fear of Talking on the Telephone
Fear of the Dark
Fear of Thunderstorms
Fear of Travel
Fear of Trying New Food
Fear of Vomiting
Fear of Water 2
Fearless Flying
Phobia Release
School Phobia
Sea Sickness Relaxation
Social Phobia

Saying Goodbye

Habits and Disorders
Anorexia: A New Beginning
Appetite Increase Visualization
Chewing Annoyance
Compulsive Lying
Creating Alternatives
Drink Driving Aversion
Fear of Falling Over
Knuckle Cracking
Morning Person
Mouth and Cheek Biting
Nail Biting
Nervous Cough
Obsessive Behavior
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 3
Overcome Bulimia
Restless Leg Syndrome Relaxation
Selective Mutism
Snoring Relaxation
Stop Thumb Sucking (for Adults)
Swallowing Pills with Ease
Teeth Grinding
Tone Deafness
Trichotillomania (Compulsive Hair Pulling)
Unwanted Thoughts Relaxation

Abandoned Baby
Finding Lost Objects

Memory and Learning
Accelerated Studying
Better Handwriting
Dance the Night Away
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Mental Blocks
Peak Performance
Perfect Pianist
Personal Pride
Photographic Memory
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Speed Reading
Stage Fright Auditions
Super Learning
Velvet Voice
Writing Skills

Pain Relaxation
Comfortable Dentures Relaxation
Muscular Relaxation

Personal Development
Accepting Responsibility
Accepting Yourself
Become Tidy and Organized
Brain Power
Charisma Visualization
Great Guitar Playing
Happiness Visualization
Inner Adviser
Life Changes
Make Your Dreams Come True
New Beginnings - Changing Personal History
Over-Sensitivity Relaxation
Reinvent Yourself
Self Consciousness
Song Writing Skills
Speaking Slower
The Joy of Reading
Unlock your Creative Abilities
Unlock Your Visualization Ability
Writer's Block

Psychic and Paranormal
Automatic Writing
Inner Truth Meditation
Meeting Your Spirit Guide
Out of Body Experience
Psychic Protection

Regression and Progression
Affect Bridge Technique
Age Regression
Back to the Womb
Chakra Regression
Future Life Progression
Hall of Mirrors
Higher Consciousness
Inner Child
Life Script
Past Life Rainbow
Past Life Regression
Rainbow Regression
Tree of Life

Accepting Alcoholism
Co-dependency to Independence
Dealing with Divorce
Draw Love into Your Life
Ending a Relationship
Forgetting an Ex-Lover
Heartbreak Relaxation
Hypnosis for Lovers
Moving on in a Relationship
Premature Ejaculation
Rebuilding Trust
Saying No to Sex
Successful Step Parenting
Unrequited Love

Deep Relaxation
Island Walk
Ski Slope
The Road to Granada

Self Hypnosis
Hypnotize Yourself

Sports Improvement
Better Basketball
Better Snooker
Bike Riding Confidence
Boxing Boost
Champion Darts
Championship Cricket
Chess Master
Exercise for Fun
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Perfect Poker
Perfecting a Back Handspring
Rock Climbing
Rugby League
Running and Jogging
Show Jumping Confidence
Sports Improvement
Tennis Improvement
Wrestling Improvement

Stress and Anxiety
Anger Tool
Anxiety Release
Gagging Relaxation
Guilt Complex
Hyperventilation Relaxation
Mind Clutter
Morbid Thoughts
Negative Release
Panic Attacks Relaxation
Separation Anxiety
Silver Sack Negativity
Stress Management
Wash Away Stress
Wedding Day Nerves
Work Worries

Weight Loss
Attic Weight Loss
Boredom Eating
Easy Weight Loss
Festive Eating
Fit, Trim and Healthy
Gastric Band Hypnosis Adjustment
Gastric Band Weight Loss
Hypnotic Gastric Band
Maintaining Weight Loss
Night-Time Eating
Weight Gain for Women
Weight Loss
Weight Loss (NLP Type Approach)
Weight Loss - Escape from Prison
Weight Loss: Control Room
Weight Loss: Trick the Mind
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