Hypnosis is polarising. Broadly speaking, there are three reactions when someone mentions hypnosis: It’s weird, evil mind control, It’s as useful as astrology – fake, mystical nonsense, It’s a fascinating piece of mental technology. All are common. Only the last is accurate. Imagine if antibiotics had the same reputation: “It’s all in the name: they
There are a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis. But in my experience, people are eager to learn more about hypnosis. After all, it’s interesting, it’s useful… and the mind is a very strange thing. These are some of the questions I get. If you have a question that I haven’t answered, please get in touch. Is
You’ve probably heard the term ‘trance state’ before. Especially if you’re familiar with hypnosis. A question you might ask is: what is the trance state? Hypnosis activates the trance state. It’s a way the brain likes to operate sometimes. In this state, you think more creatively and are open to new ideas. You are more
It’s an excellent question. And the answer is… … we don’t know. Hypnosis is complex. It’s kind of like asking ‘what happens in the brain during thinking?’ There probably is an answer to that question, but we certainly don’t know it yet. Having said that, there is a lot we do know. Aside from all
Hypnosis is a powerful and mysterious process. We know a lot about what it can do and how to use it. What we don’t know is why – the underlying mechanisms behind trance and tapping into the unconscious mind. But that comes later. Let’s start with what hypnosis is and why it has such incredible
You go to any stage hypnotism show and there’ll be a cynic in the audience. “They’re just faking,” they’ll say. Or if you go to a hypnotist so you can quit smoking, lose a phobia, sleep through the night or unleash your motivation, the cynic will laugh. “Why waste your money?” they’ll ask. I don’t
I’ve had people ask me if hypnosis is evil. Or flat-out accuse me of it. Never by someone who understands hypnosis though. Everyone I’ve met who understands hypnosis also understands that it’s a powerful tool for good. If you’re confused about hypnosis, I understand. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. But rest easy and
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