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What is Hypnosis?

 

Hypnosis is a altered state of consciousness. You are not asleep. You are not awake. You are in a "trance" (A trance is a state of mind in which a hypnotized client is able to free his or her mind from the constraints of their five senses and preconceptions). The awareness is described as relaxing, blissful, dreamy or "I just felt different".  Hypnotism is the process of inducing a hypnotic trance or state of hypnosis

01.

Is the client under control to the hypnotist during hypnosis?

 

Actually, you gain control during hypnosis by easily making the changes that you want through hypnotherapy. It is a well documented fact that people cannot be made to perform acts under the influence of hypnosis contrary to their personal values. A hypnotist or hypnotism cannot make you violate your moral/ethical code

02.

Does hypnosis really work?

 

The short answer is YES. Successes achieved through hypnosis can be startling. It may very well help you make the change you want on the very first session. We suggest you consider multiple sessions to assure that you enter a deep, fully effective state of hypnosis and to reinforce and modify treatment according to what your day-to-day experience is between sessions.

03.

How can I tell when I’m hypnotized?

 

It depends on the individual.  Some people are more aware of changes felt in their bodies than others.  It also depends on how deep into the hypnotic state the person has allowed himself to drift into.  You may experience sensations of feeling very light or floating, very heavy, tingling sensations, dry mouth or just pleasantly relaxation.

04.

Can anyone be hypnotized?
 

Yes.  Any person of at least average intelligence and ability to focus and concentrate can go into hypnosis.  The better one is able to concentrate and focus and the more intelligent a person is, the easier it is for him to go into the hypnotic trance.  Above all, the person must be willing.  No one can hypnotize you if you don't want to be hypnotized.  Your natural defenses in your mind will prevent this from happening.

05.

Will I be asleep or will I know what is going on around me?

 

No, you are definitely not asleep, though to an observer, your body appears to be sleeping because you are in a state of deep physical relaxation.  You are completely awake and aware of your surroundings.  You hear everything.  Since 
all your sense are magnified 8 times, you are actually more alert and aware while you are in hypnosis than you are in your normal waking state.