People are sometimes concerned that they will “lose control” in hypnosis. However, general consensus indicates that regardless of how deeply people may go in hypnosis and however passive they may appear to be, they actually remain in full control of the situation.
Myth: A person is asleep during hypnosis and is not aware what is going around him\her.
Fact: A person is totally awake during hypnosis and can hear everything that they would ordinary hear and be aware of their surroundings.
Myth: The hypnotist can make me do things I don’t want to do.
Fact: A hypnotist can never make you do things, only use suggestions. The client has the ability and control to accept or reject any suggestion.
Myth: The hypnotist hypnotizes people.
Fact: The hypnotist guides the client through the process, the clients hypnotize himself.
Myth: Under hypnosis I cannot talk or move myself.
Fact: You can talk, move yourself, break off the session or go deeper into a trance all according to what you want to do.
Myth: Only some people can be hypnotized.
Fact: Everyone can be hypnotized. We all enter hypnosis spontaneously about 30 times a day, sometimes we call it day-dreaming. Do you ever notice that sometimes you zone out and tune out the outside world like when you are watching a film or reading a book or even driving car and you don't remember how you got home. These are just a few of the many examples of spontaneous hypnosis. You are already an expert.
Q: Is hypnosis powerful?
A: Yes, we still don't know the limits of this natural use of mind power.
Q: What if I can't wake up from hypnosis?
A: You are not asleep, you are just in a different mind state and no one has even remained in hypnosis indefinitely.