Myths and Facts about Hypnosis
A lot of myths exist around the term Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy. Let us debunk these myths one by one.
Myth: “Only the mentally weak can be hypnotised”
Fact: In fact, only those who have an IQ of over 70 can be hypnotised. Hypnosis does not work on those who cannot imagine or concentrate.
Myth: “Under hypnosis, we lose control of our will”
Fact: Actually, a patient’s mind is fully alert when hypnotised and he/ she is able to pull himself out of hypnosis whenever he/ she wants.
Myth: “A patient reveals deep secrets when hypnotised”
Fact: When hypnotised, patients may learn things about themselves that they were unaware of earlier. But the patient is always alert while under hypnosis and no one is ever forced to reveal something against his or her will.
Myth: “Hypnosis is a mystical practice”
Fact: In fact, hypnosis is a science, just like other forms of psychotherapy and it is used to treat diverse mental, physical and emotional issues. With the help of a trained professional hypnotherapist, clients can achieve a trance-like state of deep concentration and focus.
Myth: “A hypnotherapist has special powers”
Fact: A hypnotherapist is a qualified professional who has been trained how to administer hypnotherapy. A good hypnotherapist has a Masters in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is well-versed in psychology. Such a therapist acts as a guide to the patient through the experience of hypnosis.
Myth: “Does hypnotherapy work?”
Fact: It works and there are many psychoanalytical case studies to prove that hypnotherapy does work.