Hypnosis FAQs

What does hypnosis feel like?

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Will I do something against my will?

Will I Remember Everything That Happens in Hypnosis?

What If You Can't Bring Me Out of It?

But I Cannot Be Hypnotized!

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a means of moving into a perfectly natural state of mind that people actually move in and out of several times in a day. Have you ever had the experience of driving along the highway and suddenly realizing that you passed your exit several miles back? Or been so caught up in a book or movie or video game that you don't even realize that someone has been speaking to you for the past several minutes? THAT is hypnosis. So you see, when a hypnotist induces you into hypnosis they are not asking you to experience anything strange or that you haven't experienced before.


Can anyone be hypnotized?

Anyone of at least average intelligence, who can follow directions can be hypnotized. Occasionally, a person may need several attempts before actually entering into hypnosis. What causes this? Generally, it's holding onto a little bit of fear- fear of loss of control. This is actually a misunderstanding as the proper use of hypnosis actually gives you greater control over all aspects of your life.


Will I do something against my will?

When you are hypnotized , you are aware of all suggestions given to you and you will not do anything against your moral or ethical principles. (despite what you may have seen in stage shows of hypnosis)


Will I Remember Everything That Happens in Hypnosis?

Yes, you will remember everything that happens in hypnosis if that is your desire. Occasionally a person might choose to selectively forget certain facts for a time and then bring them up later when they are more ready.


What If You Can't Bring Me Out of It?

There is no danger of a person failing to come out of the hypnotic state. In fact it would be impossible to remain hypnotized. Some people choose to stay in trance a little longer because it feels so good and it's the most relaxed they've been in their lives!


But I Can't be Hypnotized!

Again, anyone can be hypnotized (see above). There is no such thing as a "good" subject or a "bad" subject, only those who choose not to follow directions.