Frequently asked Questions
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration, at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work. For more details, visit the about hypnosis page.
Apart from people who have a severe learning disability, very young children, or those under the influence of drugs or alcohol, anybody can be hypnotised if they want to be. This is the key factor here; If you did not want to go into hypnosis, then you would not.
Yes, you will be fully conscious and aware of what is going on. In fact, a person in hypnosis is usually more aware of his or her surroundings than usual.
No, you are simply in a state of relaxed concentration.
Absolutely not. In fact, you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state immediately any such action was suggested to you. See the section on stage shows for further details.
No. You will only enter hypnosis if you want to. Forget the stereotype
of a stage hypnotist yelling "sleep", causing the volunteers to fall
into a coma-like trance where they can then be manipulated into carrying out
silly acts (see the stage hypnosis page).
Hypnosis is a very natural state of mind that we all enter spontaneously
throughout the day (when daydreaming or reading a book, for example).
Yes. If you want to, you can be psychoanalysed, and can gain a surprising amount of benefit from the experience. For learning about “the real you” and gaining an insight into yourself, it has no equal.
Yes. Please feel free to do so; it can often make you feel more
comfortable if you are accompanied by a friend.
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