1. You are not in control

Wrong. You can come out of hypnosis whenever you want to –  you are always in control. This is what makes hypnosis a legal state which is used by many NHS doctors and dentists.

2. Hypnosis is not safe.

Wrong.  No medicaments, drugs, potions or instruments are used in hypnosis. There is no physical contact. You are fit to drive afterwards and return to work.

3. The benefits wear off.

Wrong. The benefits of hypnosis really stick. The change can last forever.

Hypnosis is a deep process. When we drive our car we can see the gear stick, instruments and windscreen. We can’t see deep into the engine which drives the car. Hypnosis utilises the engine of the mind,  the  unconscious. This an immeasurable reservoir of experience, emotions, memories  and habits which  keeps everything about us going.If we are to make the changes we need,  we have to address change at the root, buried deep down in the unconscious.This is the change that lasts.

4. You will be put to sleep.

Wrong. You will be awake and alert  in a state of focused concentration. We all know what it is like to be lost in our thoughts or deeply absorbed  by a powerful film or fascinating conversation – these experiences  are similar to  hypnosis.

5. You will know all there is to know about your unconscious mind.

Wrong. Hypnosis is astounding because  it goes through the unconscious mind. This is the part of us which  generates  imagination, so no-one can  know the limits of its power. Before we can have anything,  we have to imagine it.

It would be wrong to attempt to limit the imagination, as it would deprive it of its power. Without it there could be no  surprises, innovations, dreams, inventions or creations.


Intrigued? Why not give hypnotherapy a try and discover the power of your own mind for yourself.

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