No natural phenomenon is more misunderstood than hypnosis. As I have said elsewhere, hypnotherapists are constantly battling against the false preconceptions of their clients. Here, then, is a quick list – in no particular order of priority – of the 10 most popular myths or misconceptions surrounding hypnosis.

Myth number 1: The hypnotist has total control over the mind of the hypnotized person.

This is totally false. To begin with, the human mind is not a machine. You can’t just program it to do whatever you want. Secondly, you simply cannot use hypnosis to make people do things against their deepest instincts. It can’t be done. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Easy Tips for Effective Self-Hypnosis.

Self-hypnosis is safe, easy and effective. There are any number of methods you can use to perform self-hypnosis. I will be discussing some of these in future articles. The method which I prefer, which I teach to some of my clients and which I use on myself, is one which works best if you have already had some experience of hypnosis with a qualified hypnotist / hypnotherapist. There are a great many other products such as CDs of recorded sessions, downloads etc. Personally I don’t like this “one size fits all” approach. It is far better to learn and master a technique and then use it in your own way for your own purposes.

When you have found the technique which suits you best, here are 10 tips to help you use self-hypnosis effectively: Read the rest of this entry »

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