Hypnosis Myths Exploded:
The Truth About Hypnosis
Are you a victim of the many often laughable hypnosis myths
that still circulate at dinner parties and in casual conversation?
Mark Tyrrell, a qualified British hypnotherapist trainer, has written the
following article to help dispel many of the most common hypnosis myths that
prevent people from utilizing this highly effective tool for change:
Over the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts
of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and
superstition. This is a great shame, because in reality,
hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change.
Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it
so it doesn't use you. Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis
myths.The truth about hypnosis is that it works when applied
correctly, whether by a qualified practitioner or by yourself using a
proven method of self-hypnosis. To listen to Mark's downloadable MP3
recordings, or to sign up for a free course in hypnosis, visit the web
site at Hypnosis Myths:
Hypnosis Myth 1. All hypnosis is the
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common
is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type "You are getting sleepy,
you are feeling confident". Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn't
work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological
principles and advanced communication patterns.
It's like the difference between a football coach who thinks you'll perform
best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great
leader who knows that to get the best from his people, he needs to
understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.
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Hypnosis Myth 2. Subliminals work.
Subliminals are words that you can't hear. Common sense says they shouldn't
work, and there's no research proving that they do.
Hypnosis Myth 3. Some people can't be
The only reason you can't be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying
attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That's not to say that
every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist,
the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.
Hypnosis Myth 4. Hypnosis is something
weird that other people do to you.
If you couldn't go into hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to sleep, to learn,
or get nervous through 'negative self hypnosis'. (You know when you imagine
things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that's self
Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement)
or dream state. We're not giving people medication here – if it wasn't a
natural ability, hypnosis wouldn't work!
Hypnosis Myth 5. You lose control in
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion
that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are
relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any
time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can
withdraw it at any time.
If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully
convinced you to at least give it a try. But remember, ensure what you're
getting is the real thing. Visit www.hypnosisdownloads.com
Author: Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis Downloads.com.
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