Can everyone be hypnotized?
No. Only people who want to be hypnotized can be hypnotized. Personally, I have never encountered anyone who can not be hypnotized because ALL my clients come to me because they WANT to be hypnotized.
Are there any risks in hypnosis?
No. Hypnosis is an exceptionally benign therapy because it is as natural as sleep. Every person goes into hypnotic trance numerous times throughout the day.
What is Stage Hypnosis?
Stage hypnosis is a specialized application of hypnosis. Practioners use hypnosis to entertain an audience. Only highly suggestible volunteers are used in stage hypnosis. Every volunteer must be completely willing and completely comfortable with the suggestions given to him/her while they are on stage. The stage hypnotist starts with many volunteers and ends up using only the most suggestible candidates.
Can secrets be revealed in hypnosis?
No. A client will only reveal information they consciously want to reveal. For example, if a client wants to remember a combination to a safe because they have forgotten it, they will recall the combination and reveal it to the therapist. If on the other hand, an errant husband is accused of infidelity he will NEVER reveal information he does not want to reveal under hypnosis. In fact, he probably will not even go into hypnosis.
What is forensic hypnosis?
Courts in Canada generally do not accept evidence procured under hypnosis because the witness can lie or falsely remember childhood events. However, hypnosis is frequently used to assist clients in remembering abuse or suppressed events. This information must be corroborated, and substantiated if it is to be used in a court of law.
Am I giving up control in hypnosis?
No. If anything untoward occurred under hypnosis the client will automatically reject the notion AND/OR immediately emerge from hypnosis. At all times, the subconscious mind is operating to protect the individual. If you are driving in a hypnotic state and an unusual traffic situation occurs your conscious mind will always come into the forefront and deal with the emergency. Caution: I always teach my clients never to practice willful self-hypnosis while operating any kind of motorized vehicle or machinery.
Can you get stuck in hypnosis?
No never! You will either fall asleep or slowly emerge back into the present moment.