FAQ-Hypnosis

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

Hypnosis is a  state of consciousness in which the person is more highly suggestible than in a normal state of consciousness. Suggestibility is a state of mind such that suggestions made by the Hypnotist have a real effect on the beliefs, perceptions and behaviors of the person because they begin to perceive reality differently. Hypnosis is a scientifically verified and effective technique that can promote accelerated and desired change to your lifestyle.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS HYPNOSIS?

Hypnosis is very effective, but it is not magic. Hypnosis is a tool to help the individual succeed. The rate of success depends on the individual subject and how intent he or she is on achieving the goal. The more determined and motivated a person is at achieving a goal, the more effective hypnosis will be in assisting them.

CAN ANYONE BE HYPNOTIZED?

Nearly everyone can experience some degree of hypnosis — a conservative figure would be somewhere above 90% of the population. People that respond well to hypnosis are intelligent, open to learning and have the ability to relax and concentrate.

COULD I DO SOMETHING OR SAY SOMETHING AGAINST MY WILL?

No. there is no way for the hypnotherapist to dominate a subject unless the subject freely chooses to give up the control to the hypnotherapist. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The individual subject is always in control of the session. If a suggestion given is contrary to any belief, the subject could immediately terminate the session.

CAN I GET “STUCK” IN HYPNOSIS?

No one has ever gotten “stuck” in hypnosis. That is a myth promoted by movies, books and other media sources. Unfortunately, it has made people weary about hypnosis. Since all hypnosis is self hypnosis, the subject decides when to terminate the session.

IF I AM HYPNOTIZED WILL I HAVE AMNESIA?

You will remember everything that takes place during the hypnosis session. As you become more comfortable with hypnosis and develop your capabilities to experience deeper states of relaxation, you may be able to experience hypnotic amnesia, if you choose to experience it. Please remember it is your choice. You are always in control of the session.

WILL I GO TO SLEEP OR BE UNCONSCIOUS?

No, the individual subject is aware of all that is happening. While you are in hypnosis you are in a state of increased awareness and alertness. All of your senses are heightened. The word “sleep” is used to bring about passive relaxation.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Only positive side effects such as successfully eliminating unwanted habits, increased self confidence and the ability to relax and take control of your life. Nothing detrimental.

HOW DEEP INTO HYPNOSIS WILL I GO?

This depends strictly on your ability to relax. Most subjects experience deeper states of relaxation each time they are hypnotized or practice self hypnosis. Each time you enter the state of hypnosis, you increase your own ability to relax.

WILL ONE SESSION CHANGE A BAD HABIT?

Hypnosis is not magic. It is a tool to assist an individual in eliminating a bad habit. Each individual is different. Please remember, it cannot be expected that one session can always overcome a habit that took years to develop, although, it does happen.

CAN HYPNOSIS BE USED FOR TWO OR THREE PROBLEMS AT ONE TIME?

If the goals you are working on are related, yes. If you started to bite your nails as a result of being overweight, then the nail biting would probably disappear as you began to reduce your excess weight. If the goals were unrelated, it would be best to experience success with one goal before moving on to another.

IS HYPNOSIS APPROVED MEDICALLY?

Yes. The American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the British Medical Association have approved hypnosis & hypnotherapy for use by professional, responsibly qualified individuals since 1958.

Contact George Mezinko, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, at 419.290.0476 for your FREE 30 minute consultation.