Thinking Positively

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people have misconceptions about what hypnosis is.

We've put this page together to help dispel many of the myths surrounding this technique. We hope you find it useful.

Q: What is hypnosis and what does it feel like?
A: It is a natural state, (half way between being awake and asleep) but induced on demand. People feel very relaxed, comfortable and calm.

Q: Am I conscious and in control?
A: Absolutely. It is actually a heightened state of awareness, contrary to popular belief. You are aware of everything and you can choose to resist any suggestion.

Q: How is it different to stage hypnotism?
A: Stage hypnotism is based on expectation and participation. You are no more "under their control" than you would be in a normal fully conscious state. However the hypnotist would like everyone to believe that he or she has power over their volunteers as it makes great entertainment.

Q: Can I "get stuck" in hypnosis?
A: Absolutely not! It is a natural state for you to be in.

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Q: If the hypnotist doesn't bring me out of hypnosis what can happen?
A: One of two things will happen. You'll either come around in your own time or you'll start snoring because you'll be asleep!

Q: Why does the hypnotist say "sleep" if I'm not actually asleep?
A: This is a throw-back to when people practiced hypnosis a long time ago.

Did you know the word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word "Hypno", meaning sleep? (It's actually not a great word to describe it and only confuses people!) When a hypnotist asks you to sleep, he just means a state of calm, peaceful relaxation. 



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