OVER the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition.
This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change.
Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn’t use you. Indeed, this is one of the main things I teach my clients: how to create better trances.
Here, we’ll dispel the biggest hypnosis myths so you understand what it truly is and how it can help you…
Hypnosis Myth 1 – All hypnosis is the same
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type “You are getting sleepy…you are feeling more confident…”.
Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn’t work well with many people.
Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns tailored to your specific needs.
It’s like the difference between a football coach who thinks you’ll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his team, he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.
Think Jurgen Klopp, who has transformed Liverpool Football Club into champions of England, Europe, and the world!
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Hypnosis Myth 2 – Subliminals work
Subliminals are words or images supposedly embedded in audio or film that you can’t consciously hear or see.
The idea is that, even though your conscious mind misses them, your unconscious still detects subliminals and is influenced by them.
This is a hypnosis myth that has firmly established itself, but common sense says subliminals shouldn’t work, and there’s no research proving that they do.
Hypnosis Myth 3 – Some people can’t be hypnotized
The only reason you can’t be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ, brain damage or drunkeness.
That’s not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you, however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she or he will be with the largest number of people.
Truth is, everyone of normal brain functioning gets hypnotized every day by normal things. Whenever your attention begins to narrow down you start to enter an altered state. That’s hypnosis.
You might notice your attention being drawn more intensely to this article, so that the rest of the world disappears. Think about being absorbed in watching a good football match, playing computer games or watching a movie.
Hypnosis Myth 4 – Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you
If you couldn’t go into hypnosis (and what we’re really talking about here is the REM state), you wouldn’t be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through ‘negative self hypnosis’.
You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well, that’s self hypnosis!
Hypnotherapy is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. And this is something we all enter every night of our lives.
And we now know that we enter REM also during waking hours. And this is why using hypnosis works so well, because the REM state is nature’s most powerful programming state.
It’s where instincts are programmed and where emotional patterns can be re-programmed.
Hypnosis Myth 5 – You lose control in hypnosis
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. One would think that you surrender to the will of a Svengali-type figure! (1)
In fact, when hypnotized, you are more focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time if need be. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.
If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully convinced you to at least give it a try. But remember, ensure what you’re getting is the real thing.
Article by Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis Downloads.com