FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES HYPNOSIS FEEL LIKE?
For most people, it feels incredibly relaxing and pleasant, like a massage for your mind. It’s also a familiar experience to many, as everyone briefly enters a state similar to hypnosis every time they fall asleep or wake up. If you’ve ever been driving and suddenly realized that you were so caught up in your thoughts that you missed your turn or didn’t notice that the light had changed, then you’ve experienced spontaneous hypnosis. If you’ve ever been so caught up in a movie or book that you jumped, cried, screamed, or otherwise reacted to imaginary events, you’ve been in hypnosis.
CAN A HYPNOTIST MAKE ME DO THINGS I DON’T WANT TO?
If something is against your basic character or moral code, no one—hypnotist or otherwise—can make you do it. In hypnosis, any suggestions that are dangerous to you or against your higher will are automatically rejected.
WILL I REMEMBER ANY OF IT?
You’ll probably remember all of it. Some people don’t remember anything that happens when they go into hypnosis unless they get specific suggestions to remember. Most people remember all of it, especially the first time, and may even wonder whether they’ve actually been in hypnosis. This is usual. Some people drift in and out of awareness during a session, remembering some parts and not others.
WILL I REVEAL ALL OF MY SECRETS?
Hypnosis is not a truth serum. People who lie normally will still lie under hypnosis.
IS HYPNOSIS AN INSTANT CURE-ALL?
Don’t I wish! Hypnosis can effectively deal with such a wide range of problems that it may seem like magic, but it isn’t. It’s just a way to make your mind work for you.