Your Subconscious Mind is the Key
We all feel like we make decisions and take action from our conscious mind, but the unconscious is what is really running the show, and until the power of the subconscious is enlisted, it can be an uphill battle. Lasting changes come from the subconscious mind. It’s the control center, giving the commands for every aspect of your life.
Misconceptions About Hypnosis
Movies and Stage Hypnosis have created a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis. It’s actually a state of relaxation that everyone has been in many times, and it is a totally healthy, safe state. There is no such thing as not coming back from a trance, and no one can be made to do something they don’t want to do. A hypnotherapist doesn’t take control of your subconscious mind, they give you access to it.
You’ve Already Been Hypnotized & Just Didn’t Know It!
If you’ve ever relaxed in a hammock or on the beach, or gotten lost in a movie, then you have been in a trance-like state that is a very healthy and re-energizing. Meditation is similar. When you are in a deeply relaxed state a skilled hypnotherapist can connect with the immense power of your subconscious mind.
Can You be hypnotized?
There are only 3 kinds of people who can’t be hypnotized:
- A person who doesn’t want to be hypnotized. A spouse or parent or has told them to do it.
- Someone who is high on recreational drugs or alcohol at the time of the session. Hypnosis CAN help them release a habit or addiction however.
- Someone with a very low IQ (less than 100, which is average intelligence).
Many people have the idea you would have to be weak minded to be hypnotized, but it is the exact opposite. The more intelligent you are, the more you can benefit by it.
Some people are more suggestible than others, but that isn’t an issue. I often work with clients who have ambivalent feelings about being hypnotized, and that's OK. That is a common feeling, and you will be in good hands, so that isn't a problem.