Can I get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis?

it is not possible to get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis in the same way it is not possible to get stuck asleep, If the therapist were to stop talking to you for any reason you would either naturally return to full conscious awareness, or if you were tired, just fall asleep and wake up when you were ready.      

 

The therapist will have control of my mind                                                                  

Hypnosis is a tool and not mind control. You remain in control the whole time, and are fully aware of what is going on, you are not asleep, just in deep relaxation, you can talk if you wish, or even get up and walk out. At no time can a hypnotised person be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgement or religious belief, and can reject any suggestion made by the therapist  

 

I can’t be hypnotised                                                                                       

Hypnosis is a natural state of altered awareness that you have experienced many times before. When you have become completely engrossed in a book , a film or a piece of music, or when you have been driving and arrived at your destination and wondered just how you got there. Some people can be more easily hypnotised than others, but anyone who can concentrate and understand very simple instructions can be hypnotised.

You cannot be hypnotised against your will

 

I don’t think I was Hypnotised - what does it feel like? 

A lot of people wrongly think they will go to sleep, not be in control or not be aware or what is happening around them, and so are often surprised at how relaxing and ‘normal’ hypnosis feels. As the experience and feelings are different for everyone, there is not a particular feeling of being hypnotised.

it's always relaxing with a feeling of calmness. and all tension disappears. You will normally have your eyes closed, but you can still hear and feel and speak. Indeed, your concentration and awareness actually become heightened. Some people may experience a feeling or lightness, or heaviness, some may experience numbness or tingling, any feeling is perfectly normal.

                                                                                   

Will hypnotherapy work for me?                                                                            

This depends entirely upon you. If you are serious and really want to work on the issue and improve your life, then hypnotherapy will work wonders. If you really don't want to give up that bad habit or change, and just are not being entirely honest with yourself, or you are doing it for someone else, then hypnotherapy will not be as effective for you. You will just end up sabotaging yourself and remain where you are at.   The choice is yours - change and improve your life for the better or don't.  It's up to you!

 

I might cluck like a chicken afterwards                                                                           

A clinical hypnotherapist would never do this. This is confusing a stage hypnotist with a therapeutic or clinical hypnotherapist. A stage hypnotist will do this because that is what is expected of them. You agree to this by stepping on stage and joining the show. However you will easily return to your normal state at the end.  In a clinical setting you only agree to the therapeutic goals for the session, so that is all that will occur.

 

I've not heard of BWRT

BWRT is a relatively new therapy that produces amazing results, it is completly safe, does not involve any hypnosis and is very fast.

See my dedicated website at www.bwrt-hertfordshire.co.uk or  the Institute's website www.bwrt.org

 

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