Truth #9: Hypnosis isn’t sleep.
As a professional hypnotist, I may use the word ‘sleep’ during your hypnosis session as a kind of shorthand for ‘look and act as if you’re asleep’—meaning 'become deeply relaxed with your eyes closed'. However, sleep is by no means the goal of a hypnosis session.
The fact is, if you did fall asleep, you’d no longer be able to tap into your inner resources, answer questions or even remain hypnotized! And worst of all, you’d miss the whole hypnosis experience!!
Hypnosis is actually focused awareness—a state in which you’re highly receptive to positive suggestion. As a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, I do have you focus on relaxation during your sessions, but there will be many times where you actually feel excited or filled with energy.
Truth #10: Hypnosis is very powerful and helps you be your best self!
A key to change is knowing your own story, and there is no better way than hypnosis to learn who you really are.
Most people are trapped in hectic work and family lives that leave them little personal time for self-reflection and awareness of their own needs.
Hypnosis is a safe, gentle and effective way to help you tap into who you really are and to realize your inherent power to make the positive changes you want in your life.
It's also an effective way to reduce stress and get to the root of emotional and physical pain. Many hypnosis clients report that they've benefited from learning the origins and the truth behind the difficult challenges they face.
For those who don't have time for one-on-one hypnosis sessions, a short daily practice of self-hypnosis increases focus, concentration, and the ability to relax and recharge quickly.
About the author: Solange Dunn, BA, CH
I’m a Consulting Hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. I'm also certified as a Master Hypnotist, a 5-PATH® Consulting Hypnotist, 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teacher and Regression Hypnotist. To learn more about my background, please see my 'About' page.