Top Hypnosis FAQs
There are plenty of frequently ask question (FAQ) about hypnosis. Below are some of the most popular FAQ about hypnosis.
FAQ 1: Can I be hypnotized? Can only weak-minded people can be hypnotized or Hypnosis/NLP? Will it only work on certain people? Anyone with normal intelligence and ability to concentrate are able to learn the hypnotic condition. Research has shown that a large number of people are more hypnotizable than they believe. If you are interested in being hypnotized, it is important to remember to approach the experience with an open mind. Research has suggested that individuals who view hypnosis in a positive light tend to respond better. The more intelligent you are, the more powerful your trance, and the more able you are to change.
FAQ 2: Can a hypnotist control me against my will? Can I be brainwashed? NLP is manipulative. (Hypnotist has complete power over you when you are hypnotized. Hypnotist have special powers. Hypnosis/NLP can make me helpless.) NLP & Hypnosis both use varying levels of trance. Trance is a naturally occurring phenomenon. You can not be made to do anything that you do not want to do. There is always a part of you that is aware of what is going on, and you can never violate your highest values. You can keep any secrets you want. And if you choose to, you even have the ability to lie while under hypnosis.
FAQ 3: How does hypnosis feel? The experience of hypnosis can vary from one person to another. But generally, you will feel drowsy as you begin to enter hypnosis. Your eyelids will become heavy and fatigue will gradually move over you, giving way to a delightful sense of relaxation. This is the same feeling that happens to you naturally late at night when preparing to go to sleep.
FAQ 4: Is hypnosis sleeping? Hypnosis is not sleeping. Some people believe they fell asleep because they don't remember what happened while in trance, for others they say “I didn’t get hypnotized, I heard every word!” And both are true!
Trance is a very different state of attention and relaxation, and connects different parts of your brain. While you are aware of everything that happens to you while in trance, you may not remember everything upon your emergence from trance, because of the differences in brain activity between these two states of mind. Like awakening from a dream you may or may not remember everything that happened. This is no problem though, because their unconscious remembers everything that happened and got everything it wanted and needed.
FAQ 5: Can you remain permanently stuck in hypnosis or trance and never come out? Trance is a natural state. There are only 2 places to go from trance: to Sleep or to Full Waking Consciousness.
FAQ 6: How long will it take before the hypnosis works? There is no solid answer here. Since every person is different, each situation comes with its own set of variables. It should be said that though sometimes a permanent result can be achieved after two or three sessions, most cases require several sessions.
FAQ 7: What effects does hypnosis have? Hypnosis can be used to dramatically alter perceptions. Relaxation come from hypnosis helps to bring about a balance within the system, of mind, body and soul, emotionally and physically. The ancient method of hypnosis is more used as a complement in medicine where it has proved to be a valuable alternative to drugs. Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years to effectively speed up healing and relieve stress symptoms. And think of the billions of dollars drug companies spend every year testing drugs in double-blind studies against placebos. A placebo is a fake pill that someone is the study beliefs contains a drug that can cure their condition. In many cases your brain can create better results.
FAQ 8: Are hypnosis and brainwashing the same thing? Brainwashing typically involves sleep deprivation, malnutrition and denial of one's most basic needs. It requires many days and often months to accomplish. Eventually the victim is pushed to the edge of psychosis until he robotically responds to any command given. Hypnosis, on the other hand, is not based upon discomfort, but rather in assisting the client to become as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The objective is not compliance, but cooperation.
FAQ 9: Can Hypnosis or NLP can be bad for your health? So as far as we’re concerned they can never be bad for your health, because it’s a naturally occurring state anyway. If you want to feel balance within yourself and with the world around you, trance is a great state to be in.
FAQ 10: Is Hypnosis/NLP the devils work! or part of the occult? Again, - Trance is a naturally occurring phenomenon. You can not be made to do anything that you do not want to do. There is always a part of you that is aware of what is going on, and you can never violate your highest values. You can not reveal any secrets or say anything you do not want to.
Top NLP FAQs
FAQ 1: What is NLP?
Neuro: The nervous system (the mind), through which our
experience is processed via five senses:
ordered and given meaning. Includes:
neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired
In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
FAQ 2: When was NLP created? NLP was initially created in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler a student of mathmatics and gestalt therapy and John Grinder a Professor of Liguistics at The University of California Santa Cruz. They began modeling and duplicating the "magical results" of a few top communicators and therapists.
Some of the first people they studied included Hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, gestalt therapist Fritz Perls and family therapist Virginia Satir. Since then, many others have contributed to the growth and development of the field.
FAQ 3: Can anyone study NLP? Yes, Today, NLP is widely used in business to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills; in education to better understand learning styles, develop rapport with students and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set of tools for personal development.
Some of our students include Salespeople, Business Executives, Managers, Business Owners, Lawyers, Teachers, Trainers, Counselors, Educators, Doctors, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Consultants, Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Athletes, Entertainers and Performers. Regardless of profession, the majority of NLP participants are searching, and finding, better and more effective ways to increase their performance and improve their effectiveness.
FAQ 4: What are some beliefs of NLP? (This is a short list summarizing some of the thinking behind NLP)
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Who can be Hypnotized?
Hypnotizable versus Suggestible
There is a difference between Hypnotizable and Suggestible
Define Hypnotizable:In order to be hypnotizable, one must be able to go into trance. Since everybody can go into trance, everybody can be hypnotizable.
Define Suggestible:People are deemed to be suggestible if they accept and act on suggestions by others.
We are generally all influenced by our environment and others around us; consciously or unconsciously. Therefore we should all be “suggestible”.
A better question about hypnosis might be whether you prefer to be influenced by people and things in your environment outside your awareness or whether you prefer to work with someone, like a hypnotist, that is trained to make useful suggestions to your unconscious, for the positive changes you want.
Who is “NOT” Suggestible?A person that is:
So, unless you’re an infant, developmentally challenged, paranoid or psychotic you are probably suggestible.
Neuroscience research shows that 95 to 99 percent of the time our subconscious mind, runs our behavior. That implies that, 95 percent of the time or more we are unconsciously programmed by others and the environment around us, and only 1 to 5 percent of the day we are consciously active at moving towards our wishes and desires.
Given how we are constantly bombarded with information, wouldn’t it be great if we can have the power to actively choose our trances more often? With Hypnosis, NLP or anything other trance based changework we get that choice.