myths and legends surround hypnosis, mostly stemming from the simple
fact that we are all somewhat afraid of the unknown, and
especially of the prospect of "losing control". Whether
founded or not, these fears have been inflamed by hypnosis-stage-shows
and "spooky" films.
- Instead of arguing
what it is not, here is what hypnosis is and how it
works in hypnotherapy:
the clinical setting, although induced and managed by the therapist,
any hypnosis is in fact self-hypnosis,
namely - it can only work by the consent and freewill of the client;
by so doing he/she takes him/herself into the state of therapeutic
the "resting" conscious mind is not torpid under hypnosis,
but rather an "observer", hypnosis may be stopped at will
if and when the hypnotised person so wishes.
(and hypnotherapy accordingly) aims at encountering the unconscious
with the conscious mind in a dialogue. Hence, any "trick"
to bypass the wholeness of the mind's faculties can not and
will not work.
speaking - any psychological approach based on "magic"
and "tricks" is doomed to fail.
- 90 to 95 percent
of us humans are "hypnotisable" (remember that car driving
experience?), so there is nothing to worry about...