Hypnosis: Myths vs. Truth

We’ve all heard the joke about the woman who was hypnotized into thinking she was a chicken and whose husband refused to have her brought out of it. Finally, after a time, the man had the poor woman “de-hypnotized.” When later asked why he waited so long the man replied, “Because we needed the eggs.” (I do confess that the joke is so old that I may be taking some license in recalling exactly how it goes.) The point is it is easy and even natural to make light of things we don’t understand and around which so much misinformation lies. At Harmony Soul Regression we want our clients to know as much as they can about this phenomenon that may help them find clarity in their lives. We want our clients to know that hypnosis is neither scary nor magical. It is a tried and tested method of delving into the subconscious with the goal of ultimately bettering the lives of patients. Moreover, it has been used for decades to solve crimes, to counsel patients, to manage pain management, etc. Therefore, so that you can better understand this phenomenon, we would like to give you the facts about and dispel some of the myths surrounding hypnosis.

Myth #1: The Person the hypnotist controls has no independent will.

Fact: While the hypnotist does have some control over the subject, it is not possible to have that person do something this is obviously dangerous and wrong.

Myth #2: Only the mentally weak can be hypnotized.

Fact: This is certainly not true. People vary in how susceptible they are to hypnosis. In fact, it has been estimated that around 30% of the people are resistant to hypnosis.

Myth #3: A Hypnotherapist or past life regression therapist can cure someone in one session:

Fact: Stage hypnotist who entertain at parties, etc., have promulgated this myth. Experts can tell you that hypnotherapy can take several sessions before great progress is made.

Myth #4: There is no scientific proof that hypnosis works or that it is therapeutic:

Fact: Scientific studies have shown that hypnosis is an effective form of therapy for many conditions.

Myth #5: You can get “stuck” in hypnosis:

Fact: This gets back to our chicken lady joke. Hypnotherapists always end the session at some point. Even if they did not, the client would eventually either become fully alert or would fall asleep.

In conclusion, hypnosis is an often misunderstood phenomenon that has been around for many decades and has helped many people from all walks of life resolve problems in their current and even past lives. At Harmony Soul Regression we feel that information empowers our patients to be able to help in their own therapy.

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