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Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

What is hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?

Put simply, hypnosis is the creation of a very relaxed physical and mental state where the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious takes on far greater importance. Hypnotherapy is merely the therapeutic application of hypnosis.

Interestingly, most people experience a hypnotic state naturally at least twice a day -- without even knowing!

What can the help with?

There is a long list of things that hypnosis and hypnotherapy is used for with great success. Here is a short excerpt from it:

- Giving up smoking
- Weight loss
- Phobias
- Sport improvement
- Performance improvement
- Insomnia
- Nervosity
- Learning difficulties (e.g. at school)
- Exam stress (also for driving tests)
- General stress reduction
- Improving self confidence
- Regression
- Removal of subconcious blockages to healing
- and much, much more

Is hypnosis dangerous and can I be forced to do things against my will?

Hypnosis is extremely safe if applied corretly. The Client's senses are, in fact, much more alert than in the normal state. The only real dangers occur if the therapist (or stage hypnotist) is incompetent.

Probably the most common misconception about hypnosis is that the subject can be forced to do things against their own will. This is possibly reinforced by the stage hypnosis shows where people are persuaded to do strange things. However, as the subject of a stage hypnosis show expects to strange things, they are open to doing just that. Were they to be instructed to do something they did not feel comfortable with, they would simply not respond.

As the Client is neither asleep nor unconscious, they are always capable of deciding what they do and do not do.

Can I be forced into hypnosis and what happens if I don't wake up?

If you don't want to be hypnotised, then you can't be. Simple.

As mentioned above, you are not asleep when in the hypnotic state. Therefore you also don't need to wake up. Hynotists therefore speak of emerging from the hypnotic state. From the research during the entire history of hypnosis, there is not a single case of someone unable to emerge from the hypnotic state. It is just not possible to not emerge.

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