What Are The Truths And Myths In Hypnosis?

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Therapeutic Hypnosis, or Clinical Hypnosis, or Hypnotherapy is a very simple and natural technique to all human beings. We already experience spontaneously the hypnotic state when we read a good book that excites us, when we study, when we create something new, when we concentrate on a desired subject to the point that everything else momentarily disappears from our consciousness. We become totally connected and receptive to what we have in hands.

Hypnoses benefits and how it works are still little known to the majority of us. Fortunately, is now becoming accessible to everyone, because there are already enough qualified professionals all over the place to show this amazing tool.


Here are 9 Myths about Hypnosis that will help you better understand what it is, and how it really works:

  1. In Hypnosis I’m afraid I might lose control over myself: Hypnosis does not include loss of control physically or cognitively, or in any other way at any time during the therapy, quite the opposite actually. When you relax your mind and your body, you can sense all his subtleties better. And what we can see, we can better understand and control;
  2. What if I have to go to the bathroom? You are free to interrupt the hypnotic state of mind at any time. Whether you are with the therapist or doing self-hypnosis exercises, you can wake up and leave the exercise if you wish at any time. You will have complete control of your body and mind, as always;
  3. Do I have control over what I say? You are free to choose what you share with others during therapy. In case there is someone else present as a therapist, sometimes we do not feel comfortable sharing some details. No clinical hypnotherapist will tell you what you have to tell or do during the exercise. You will describe whatever you feel you should, depend on what you are experiencing. The guidelines you give to the therapist will help him to accompany you during the practice. But you chose what those are all the time;
  4. And if I don’t wake up? The risk of not waking up from a hypnotic state is exactly the same as when you read a book on the couch. It’s comfortable, you’re relaxed, you might fall asleep;
  5. What if I see something I don’t like? In case the information you have access to is difficult to observe, don’t force it. If you wish, you can simply interrupt the hypnoses and come back another time;
  6. It is a fast therapy? It’s a therapy that achieves immediate and permanent results;
  7. What if I don’t remember everything? It is true that you may not remember all the details when you wake up. Trust the process. This work is done at a deep level of consciousness, and not everything is available or understandable to our vigilant state. What you remember is what is important to be remembered. It is perhaps important to find a therapist you trust as well;
  8. I can’t meditate lately, will I be able to do hypnosis? During exercises, the more inactive your body is, the less distraction it will bring and more attention it will given to what you are trying to achieve with the exercise. However, you will always have complete control over your body. You and no one else. To be able to be relaxed it helps to take some time to find a comfortable position before you start. If you do it with a therapist, he/she will know what to do. If you do it by yourself, it helps to do induction and/or deepening exercises before you start. If you are interested in trying it, download some self-hypnosis exercises that I offer here.
  9. What if I fall asleep? It is common to fall asleep, especially the first few times you practice and if you are not accompanied by a therapist. Normally, our body is used to associate tranquility and relaxation with sleep. It helps to practice when sleep is restored. On the other hand, if you do fall asleep, chances are that’s what you need right now, more than anything else. And if the goal is to fall asleep, then this practice or similar ones like guided meditations or visualizations are perfect to perform when you are ready to go to bed. It will help a lot.

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