Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is a wonderful technique for calming and restoring a person to their optimum, healthful energy. It provides a sense of balance to the mind and body, encouraging confidence and success. It can help maintain motivation and peak performance as well as retain or regain a positive outlook on life. Hypnosis creates a new clarity to decision-making abilities. Subconscious beliefs and patterns can be changed at will. You can redesign your life! You’ll learn to cope with problems by remaining calm and centered.
Hollywood-movie hype has created the misinformation that abounds about Hypnosis. Simply put — you are always in control during your session; you are always able to awaken from your trance at anytime during your session, and you can never, ever do or say anything against your will as your subconscious mind always protects you.
Some people leave their session wondering, “Was I Hypnotized? I knew what I was doing the whole time!” Please remember — Hypnosis is not a state of amnesia or lack of awareness. In fact, the opposite is true. Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and focus.
Hollywood has perpetrated many myths about Hypnosis. You are in total control of your subconscious mind at all times and you are merely replacing negative habits and thoughts with new, positive thoughts and habits to improve your life. You are never in a position to say or do anything against your will as your subconscious mind is always in control. Hypnosis cannot make you do something against your morals or ethics. No Hypnotist can make you do something that you really don’t want to do. That’s why some people can be Hypnotized to stop smoking, and yet, they still smoke. You have to want to change, agree with the change, and then Hypnosis is a technique for making that change possible.
Serious psychiatric or mental health problems are referred to a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Medical problems within the physical body must always be treated by a physician first, who can then, at his or her discretion, prescribe Hypnosis for pain control or relaxation. Drug addiction, family-dynamics disorders, clinical depression and other such problems need to be treated by doctors and psychiatrists, who can then, at their discretion, prescribe hypnosis as a complementary treatment. Hypnosis is not a treatment or cure for mental illness. A client suffering from psychosis, suicidal depression, or taking prescribed medications for psychological stability should only be hypnotized by their doctor or psychiatrist and/or by an experienced hypnotist with the expressed, written consent of the client’s doctor or psychiatrist.Click edit button to change this text.
No it is not possible. You cannot get stuck in Hypnosis because you do not lose control when you are hypnotized. Hypnosis is a cooperative relationship.
On the whole hypnosis is very successful as revealed in scientific and medical studies. However it relies on the patient being open to change, motivated and open to working with the hypnotherapist for maximum success.
Hypnotherapy can work for anyone, as long as you want to change for the better. Remember how ‘deep’ you go doesn’t matter in terms of getting the result. The quality of the hypnotherapist’s power of suggestion is far more important.
Hypnotherapy is 100% safe and natural, remember you will be in 100% control throughout and could open your eyes at any stage. Just like in practices such as meditation.
Empowered Minds Hypnosis provides an A-Z of treatments. Wherever there is a psychological component (which covers most things) hypnosis can be very effective. Our treatments cover a wide range of issues, from unwanted habits (such as stopping smoking), to addictions, to wanting more confidence or to manage anxiety effectively. Whether it’s about losing weight or managing anger better, hypnosis has been shown over centuries to be highly effective.
You can lie under hypnosis just as easily as in the waking state. In fact, as hypnosis gives you greater access to unconscious resources, you may even be able to tell more creative lies when in trance.
You cannot be forced to say or do anything under hypnosis that you don’t want to. You are completely in control and empowered throughout the hypnosis.