Myths of Hypnosis by New Jersey Doctor

Hypnosis is a powerful way to help alter one’s behavior (trying to quit smoking, eating healthier) but it is not a cure-all nor is it some evil trance-like state a diabolic turban-wearing guru can inflict on you.

Below are some of the misnomers about hypnosis…

  • A person cannot be hypnotized against their will. Hypnotism requires a compliant subject. The person being hypnotized needs to trust their hypnotherapist and needs to want to be hypnotized. A dangling pocket watch and a smooth voiced operator can’t facilitate hypnosis in an unwilling subject.
  • When you’re hypnotized you are in a trance. Contrary to popular belief, the hypnotized state is not unconsciousness or sleep. Hypnosis is a natural, normal state we all experience on a fairly regular basis, the most common example is: you drive to a daily destination, say to and from work, back from your girlfriend or boyfriend’s house and when you shut off the car in your driveway you’re not able to recall ever having driven the distance. What happened was, your conscious mind was busy thinking about something else, while your subconscious took over and delivered you home safely; this is a light state of hypnosis.
  • A hypnotized person can be given suggestions that will later lead them to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Watching too much late night horror movies perhaps? Both subject and hypnotherapist work together to affect positive changes (like stopping smoking) therefore the subject must want to do what is suggested. You can’t be made into a government assassin, nor will you respond to a ‘suggestion’ in 2 hours time and strip in a shopping mall!¬† Under hypnosis, you are in full control of yourself and aware of your environment; hypnosis cannot make you say or do anything that goes against your ethical or moral positions.
  • Hypnosis is a cure-all. There are no guarantees to anything in life. While it is true that patients looking to stop smoking have had 66% better success doing so with hypnosis than with ‘the patch’ or gum nicotine replacement gum, hypnotism requires time and attention. A willingness, by both hypnotherapist and client, is needed to alter one’s behavior for the better.


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