Fact: It is a common misconception that some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others. In reality hypnosis is a natural state of mind that everyone enters into several times a day. Just before falling asleep, several times during sleep and upon waking in the morning are some of those times. Many people enter environmental hypnosis while watching TV or a movie, reading a good book and sometimes even driving. Anyone who wants to be hypnotized can be.
Fact: No one can control your mind, unless you allow them to do so. Under hypnosis the hypnotherapist gives mutually agreed upon suggestions based on your therapeutic goals and objectives. At no point during hypnosis does a person lose control of their mind. If a suggestion is heard that the person does not understand or agree with, the subconscious will automatically reject it.
Fact: While in a hypnotic state, a person is still in complete control of their mind and body. Unlike falling asleep, many people experience a heightened sense of awareness. A person is in control of their body and mind at all times during hypnosis.
Fact: Hypnosis is not an unconscious state like sleep or anesthesia. Most people feel a heightened sense of awareness and focus. A person is completely aware of the process at all times.
Fact: While hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making permanent personal improvements, there is no such thing as a miracle cure. Each individual makes progress at their own pace. Much like exercise, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it
Smoking Cessation - Halsey, Chelsea Handler, Mark Knopfler, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher, Ewan McGregor, Adele, Charlize Theron and Barack Obama
Lose Weight - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Lily Allen, Sophie Dahl (model), Geri Halliwell (singer), Chuck Clausen (former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles)
Overcome stuttering or fear of public speaking - Bruce Willis, Tiger Woods, Julia Roberts, Mel Tillis
Career Success - Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Sir Winston Churchill, Sean Connery and Mozart apparently composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized
Hypnosis for Childbirth - Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen, Angelina Jolie
Personal Improvement - Martha Stewart underwent hypnosis for recurring nightmares and was able to overcome them. Sylvester Stallone worked with the famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne while filming Rocky in 1975. Kevin Costner flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to cure his seasickness. Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to relive and let go of tragic events in her life. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) politician used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake all night and avoid tiredness during W.W.II. Reese Witherspoon has used hypnosis to overcome her insecurities.