1. What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a pleasant, voluntary, state of relaxed attentive concentration, an altered state of consciousness, during which the conscious critical mind is relaxed and relatively inactive, and the doorway to thesubconscious, inner mind is opened, only with your permission. In this comfortable state, suggestibility is heightened, mental absorption is increased, your senses are heightened and your imagination is activated in a controlled manner. Your inner mind is more receptive to positive suggestions.
2. Can a person be hypnotised against his will?
Absolutely Not . You cannot be hypnotised against your will. You must be a willing subject. Your hypnotherapist must have your full cooperation at all times.
3. Will I perform any anti-social, criminal or immoral acts while under Hypnosis?
No. When you are in a hypnotic state, you will not do anything that you would not do in a normal waking state. When you are in a hypnotic state, you are aware of everything that is going on and you continue to retain all of your values and morals.
4. What about the idea that Hypnosis can weaken my mind?
Hypnosis does not weaken the mind. In fact, it helps you use more of your mind’s potential. It helps you access your inner strength. The subconscious mind is protective. When you are hypnotised you will accept suggestions that are acceptable, and reject suggestions that are not acceptable to you according to your own values and morals. In order to be effective, hypnotic suggestions must be worded in a form and language that your subconscious can understand.
5. Is it possible that I will not be able to be brought out of Hypnosis?
Absolutely not. It is simply not possible. You cannot get stuck in Hypnosis because you do not lose control when you are hypnotised. Hypnosis is a cooperative relationship. When you are hypnotised, you retain full control over your mind and your body. Sometimes, you may feel so relaxed and so comfortable while in a Hypnotic state that you may wish to remain in that state for a little longer. However, a simple suggestion for awakening from your hypnotherapist is all that is needed to bring you back into an awakened state, even if you have fallen asleep. Also, once the hypnotherapist stops talking for a while, you will soon wake up on your own. Most importantly, you can come out of hypnosis any time you want by yourself, as it is always your choice to stay or leave the hypnotic state.
6. What is the best age for being hypnotised?
People can be hypnotised at any age. However, on the average, the years between 12 and 20 are a developmental stage when pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults are most fantasy prone and capable of employing that trait to benefit from hypnosis. Nevertheless, children can be helped to solve their problems with the tool of hypnosis as can middle aged and older people.