Myth Busters (Facts About Hypnosis)
There are many mis-conceptions and mis-perceptions floating about the idea of hypnosis. Below are a few fun facts, and myth busters:
Fun Facts and Myth Busters:
Hypnosis allows people to take control of their lives and create change that is positive and enduring.
Any intelligent person with an imagination, or a desire to change, can go into hypnosis.
Hypnosis feels wonderful..it is a very pleasant and relaxing state of trance combined with increased awareness.
In hypnosis, your brain waves change from Beta (normal waking state) to Alpha (the state you enter just before falling off to sleep).
Hypnosis is a natural state of trance that we enter into everyday (such as when reading an engaging novel, watching an exciting movie, or daydreaming). You are not asleep in hypnosis, you are actually in a heightened state of awareness and can hear every word spoken.
Hypnosis allows us to get past that ‘guard at the gate’ between the conscious mind, and the unconscious mind. Once past the guard, we can drop positive programming into the unconscious to more easily lead you to your goal.
You will only go into hypnosis if you choose to do so. When listening to self-hypnosis downloads, it is best to wear headphones, and sit back where you can relax and not be disturbed.
Hypnosis has been used by counselors, doctors and medical professionals for over 50 years. The American Medical Association released a statement in the 1950’s confirming the effectiveness of hypnosis as a complementary treatment.
Statistics reveal an improvement in smoking cessation, weight loss, stress management, pain management and emotional well-being when hypnosis is included as part of the treatment.