Perhaps one of the most misperceived modalities in the industry of alternative health therapies is hypnotherapy. Of course, there is no surprise why a lot of people are reluctant or scared over what may take place in a hypnotherapy session. It is perceived as anything from entertainment to mind manipulation.
However, that is not the case out all. Hypnotherapy is, in fact, extremely helpful for people. That’s why today, we’re going to share with you some of the most common myths about hypnotherapy, RTT therapy, and other forms of transformational therapy out there.
Hypnosis is a Type of Mind Control
The truth is that hypnosis is about the ability to put on hold your conscious mind and offer the subconscious mind a chance to speak. For those who don’t know, your conscious mind is the rational part while your subconscious mind is the emotional part of your mind. This offers excellent insight into your actions and decisions. The subconscious is the main source of your behavior. Thus, you’ve got to know when, why, where, and how they came about in the first place if you want to improve areas of your behavior. Self-sabotaging behaviors aren’t logical or conscious. They’re subconscious and extremely emotional most of the time.
You Can Get Stuck in Hypnosis
The truth is that there isn’t any proof of a person staying stuck in hypnosis. You can take a bathroom break, get a tissue, move your body, and even talk during a session. In addition to that, doing these things has no negative effect on the process. You can opt to exit hypnosis whenever you like. Furthermore, a professional therapist can help you exit that state easily.
A Hypnotherapist Can Make You Do Anything During the Session
This is perhaps one of the most common myths about hypnosis. You should always keep in mind that your mind won’t allow you to do something that you consciously and/or morally wouldn’t choose to do. In a hypnotherapy office, you won’t be forced to eat an onion thinking it’s an apple or to act like a chicken. These things are the ones you see on the TV.
If a person can be forced under hypnosis to do something against their own will, hypnotherapists around the world will be telling them to pay thousands of dollars for a single session. Of course, they won’t do this type of thing.
Hypnosis is the Ability to Be Put to Sleep
Remember that hypnosis isn’t about sleeping. Oftentimes, it’s more described as being almost the same as guided meditation. Though people might experience various depths or degrees of hypnosis, this has little-to-no effect on the treatment’s success.
Hypnosis is the Deep State of Trance
When it comes to therapeutic purposes, hypnosis is an extremely light state of trance. In fact, you experience this type of trance regularly in your day-to-day life. It is the ability of a person to operate on auto-pilot. For instance, you drive to a particular destination and you’ve got no memory of how you got there.