by Kerry Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI,CHt, CI
- All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; the hypnotherapist is only the guide. A person chooses to enter into a hypnotic state, stay in and come out at will.
- Approximately 90% to 95% of the population can be hypnotized. Willingness, belief, and motivation have great influence over hypnotizability.
- During hypnosis, you are neither asleep nor unconscious, and will always “come out” whenever you wish. You are always in complete control.
- Stronger-minded and stronger-willed people are easier to hypnotize; not the other way around as is usually assumed.
- You cannot be made to divulge information or do anything against your will while in hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is not Satanic or religion-oriented. It’s a way to direct your inner mind toward the positive for great personal benefit.
- You won’t be made to look like a fool; the people who volunteer for shows expect to participate in entertainment. They may be asked to quack like a duck, and they will if they want to, but if they’re asked to rob a bank, they would come out of hypnosis immediately.
- You will hear every word that is said. You will remember every word that is said.
- There is no special “feeling” in hypnosis. The feeling of being hypnotized is just a feeling of total and complete relaxation.
- You will always come out of hypnosis. No one has stayed hypnotized.
- We are all in states of hypnosis many times a day. Going to sleep, waking up, watching a screen of any kind (TV, computer, iPod™), driving, or concentrating on something is a form of hypnosis.