Does Hypnosis Really Work?
Yes! Scientific research has solidly documented the effectiveness of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy works directly on the source of the difficulty to permanently resolve it. This is why hypnosis is highly effective with many problems that have stubbornly resisted all other helping approaches. There are many scientifically designed studies that show the effectiveness of hypnosis. Studies have focused on: Hypnosis for control of pain, speedy recovery from surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), skin diseases, warts, reducing blood loss during surgery, immune system responses, hypnosis to quit smoking, hypnosis and weight loss and many more. Hypnosis helps us gain control of responses that are normally controlled by unconscious mechanisms. These responses can help increase motivation or decrease the power of addiction. Combining conscious intention and focus with the powers of the unconscious mind gives you a much greater capacity to accomplish your goals.
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Does Hypnosis Really Work?
Can a person get “stuck” in hypnosis?
It is impossible to get stuck in hypnosis. A person can come out of hypnosis anytime he or she wishes. Have you ever seen a credible news story or article where someone got “stuck” in hypnosis? This is because it has never happened.
Can hypnosis be used as a “truth serum”?
People do not say things in hypnosis that they do not want to say. A part of the hypnotized person’s mind is always in contact with reality. When confronted with an embarrassing or incriminating question the subject will either refrain from answering the question or awaken.
Do you lose control when you go into hypnosis?
No. In hypnosis, you can’t be made to say or do anything against your wishes. However, if you have a sincere desire to change, your subconscious motivations can be activated and enhanced to support, rather than hinder, your goals.
Is hypnosis approved by the medical community?
Yes, in 1958, the American Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis. Physicians, dentists and psychologists have referred many of their patients to us for hypnotherapy with a medical referral.
I don’t think I can be hypnotized.
Any normal person willing to be hypnotized and wanting the results will be an ideal hypnotic subject. Most of the time, when someone believes they cannot be hypnotized, that belief comes from a lack of knowledge of what hypnosis IS, or a fear of loss of control. Please read the next sections to address those concerns.
Can everybody be hypnotized?
Any person of normal intelligence can be hypnotized. The answer is “Yes”. Everyone is hypnotizable, and most people go into a trance multiple times a day. The only difference with hypnosis is that we are leading you into that state purposefully, and utilizing it to help you achieve your goals.