Dispelling a few myths about hypnosis

Control First and foremost you cannot be controlled by anyone using hypnosis.  This is a common misconception brought about by stage hypnosis.  It appears that the stage hypnotist has complete control over the volunteer but that’s not the case at all – people involved in stage shows want to act out the suggestions they are given and they can refuse to do so if they wish.  Still Waters Therapy doesn’t deal in stage show tricks but is a professional practice where I use hypnosis and therapy to create positive and effective change in your life. At any point in the therapy session you can open your eyes and bring yourself out of hypnosis if you wish to – you are in control at all times.

Getting Stuck  You can’t get stuck in hypnosis!  There is no magic word to put you into hypnosis or bring you out of it that only the hypnotist knows.  Hypnosis is a safe and natural state of relaxation – have you ever heard of anyone getting stuck in relaxation?  In the very worst case if you went into hypnosis and the hypnotist left the room, you would probably notice that it was very quiet and nothing seemed to be happening and you would open your eyes and bring yourself out of hypnosis.

My Mind is too Strong to be Hypnotised!  Great!  If you have a really strong mind then all the better – you’ll be able to put yourself in hypnosis so easily.  I say “put yourself in hypnosis”, because it’s you who decides whether to go into a hypnotic state or not – I simply help you find that state in the first place.  Hypnosis is a safe and natural form of relaxation – once you’re in hypnosis, I can start to use the “therapy bit” to help you – see Therapy for more information on this.  In fact, hypnosis is something that your body and mind learns to do and the more you do it, the better you’ll be at it.

Questions  Please ring or email Kevin if you have any further questions or worries about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.  Click on Therapist for email and phone information.