Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
Impossible! When under hypnosis you are always fully in control and able to open you eyes at any time, stand up and continue your day as normal after the session.

Will my secrets be revealed?
Hypnosis is not a truth serum. You are always aware of the process and in control of what is said or not said at any time. If you really do not want to say it - you won't.

I don't want anyone to control my mind!
Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness, a tool in which you can tap into the power of your own mind and create positive changes in your life. This protective critical factor of the mind ensures that your morals, values, and beliefs are always kept intact, and allows only positive suggestions into the subconscious.

I don't think I can be hypnotised. What if I can't go under?
"Go under" is a poor choice of words to describe the hypnotic state. During hypnosis one is not asleep or unconscious and in fact experiences a state of heightened awareness. Relaxation goes along well with hypnosis but is not a requirement. Hypnosis can occur when standing, sitting, with eyes open or closed. There simply needs to be willingness on your part to participate. By following the instructions of the hypnotherapist you will be able to benefit from hypnosis.

What if I fall asleep?
It makes no difference whether you "remain awake" or "fall asleep" during a hypnosis session. It is only the opinion of your conscious mind which really has no way to gauge the hypnotic state and therefore you may "think" you have fallen asleep when you are simply benefiting from a relaxed state.

Will you make me cluck like a chicken?
Only if you think it is therapeutically necessary. It is a myth that people can be made to do things against their will. You will do nothing during the hypnotic state that you would not be inclined to do otherwise. Hypnosis simply affords you access to the more powerful part of your mind, the subconscious mind, where you can make changes that will be of benefit to you. But you are always in control.

My mind is too sharp to be hypnotised. Only weak-minded individuals can be hypnotised.
Well, actually a sharp mind is an asset in accessing and benefiting from the state of hypnosis. Different induction methods will benefit different learning styles or information processing abilities. A skilled hypnotherapist will help you to utilise your individual style and intelligence level to benefit from hypnosis.

Please also check the information on hypnotherapy as well as other tools and techniques on our website: Inside Your Mind Hypnotherapy London or on Hypnotherapy London

Author's Bio: 

Nicole Airey DHP GQHP LAPHP GHR Reg., founder of Inside Your Mind Hypnotherapy London, graduated from the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy (EICH) in 2007 and is a full member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the National Register of Hypnotherapists (UKCHO reg: 90227).
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