- Q Can I hear the therapist in hypnotherapy if I am in a trance?
You can hear the hypnotherapist's voice at all times during hypnotherapy. It is not true that a successful trance means you are unaware of your surroundings. You are most aware of the voice, and any focus on your surroundings is increasingly lessoned.... Full Answer
- Q What is the difference between hypnotherapy and hypnosis?
Many people believe hypnotherapy and hypnosis are the same thing, but there is a distinction to be made. The word hypnosis refers to a state of mind or trance that promotes better communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind.... Full Answer
- Q Using hypnotherapy, is it possible to get stuck in a hypnotic state?
Hypnotherapy cannot cause you to get stuck in a hypnotic state. Even during the deepest state of relaxation, your conscious mind is still alert, and can bring you out. However, some patients enjoy the euphoria that hypnosis can bring and are reluctant to... Full Answer
- Q Under hypnotherapy, can the hypnotherapist make the subject do anything?
You are always in control during hypnotherapy, therefore, a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything you do not want to do. You will be in a relaxed state and physically at ease, at the same time mentally alert. The hypnotherapist can make any type of... Full Answer
- Q What does hypnotherapy feel like?
Hypnotherapy temporarily alters brain wave activity, lowers blood pressure and lowers heart rate. It induces a state of complete relaxation of body and mind. The subject cannot feel any of life's stresses or worries. He is happy, calm and at ease. At the... Full Answer
- Q Can behavior be changed in one hypnotherapy session?
Usually multiple hypnotherapy sessions are required to see any meaningful behavioral or physical change. For adults, results can be see within four to ten sessions. Children, ages nine to 12 are more susceptible to suggestions while hypnotized, so they... Full Answer
- Q How is the subconscious mind relevant to hypnotherapy?
The subconscious does not think; rather, it reacts. It allows us to function without conscious thought. We simply react to stimuli based on how our subconscious is programmed. Hypnotherapy reprograms the subconscious mind in an effort to alter these... Full Answer
- Q Do professional athletes use hypnotherapy?
Some professional athletes use hypnotherapy to improve performance. Visualization is often used to imagine the desired physical result. For instance, a baseball player will visual the perfect swing, seeing all of his muscles, each minor movement and... Full Answer
- Q Can anyone use hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is safe for most people. However, it should not be used on anyone who suffers from psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not use hypnotherapy. If hypnotherapy is used... Full Answer
- Q Can hypnotherapy be used instead of anesthesia during surgery?
There are documented cases wherein hypnotherapy has been used instead of anesthesia. The term hypnoanesthesia has been coined to represent this new and controversial application of hypnotherapy. The hypnotherapist has several sessions with the patient... Full Answer