An individual in hypnotic trance is conscious and in control at all times. While
in hypnosis, rather than give up control, the individual actually gains greater control
over their body and mind. Hypnosis creates a “dual awareness of mind.” Your conscious
and sub-conscious minds are available to you simultaneously. You can edit and withhold
information at will if you are so inclined.
Will I Do Things I Don’t Want To Do?
The individual will not accept any suggestion or direction they do not want to accept.
The individual can end the hypnosis session at any time they choose to. An individual
cannot be hypnotized against their will or made to do something that is in opposition
to their personal value system.
What About False Memories?
All memories whether the individual is aware of them previously or regained during
hypnosis are a mixture of fact, fantasy, and perception and should always be regarded
What If I Can’t Be Hypnotized?
Only a very small percentage of people desiring to be hypnotized cannot be. Working
with a hypnotist with whom you have strong rapport and who is well trained in different
induction techniques is the primary determining criteria for successful hypnotherapy.