Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for transformation and healing, but it often comes with some common misconceptions and a few objections that are misplaced.

In this blog post, I’m going to address three of the most common concerns that people have about hypnotherapy and shed some light on the truth behind them.

I can’t be hypnotised

This is a common misconception that many people have. The truth is, nearly everyone can be hypnotised to some degree. Hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention and deep relaxation. It’s similar to those moments when you’re so engrossed in a book or a movie that you lose track of time.

In a therapeutic setting, a skilled hypnotherapist like me, can guide clients into this state very simply and easily, making it accessible to just about anyone. So, if you’re worried that you can’t be hypnotised, put that fear to rest—it’s a common and very manageable concern.

I’m scared of what might come up in hypnosis

Many people fear that during hypnotherapy, they might uncover painful memories or emotions that they’d rather not confront. This concern is valid, but it’s essential to remember that any events that may come up during your session is lived experience that you’ve already gone through.

It’s very rare to ever visit memories that have been repressed, mostly they’re just forgotten, or they’re so far back (including in utero) that you don’t remember them consciously.

But your subconscious mind keeps a record of everything, in particular, what you made that situation mean about you.

The other thing I want you to know is hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and as your Therapist, I will guide you safely through revisiting your memories. You’re not ever reliving the experience, you’re simply reviewing it so that you can get clarity and create new meaning that will empower you to live life the way you deserve to.

While it may be challenging at times, the ultimate goal is to empower you to overcome these concerns and move towards a more fulfilling life.

Isn’t hypnotherapy mind control?

This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions about hypnotherapy. People often associate hypnosis with mind control, where they imagine the therapist manipulating their thoughts and actions. However, hypnotherapy is nothing like that.

In reality, during a hypnotherapy session, the client is always in control. They can’t be forced to do anything against their will or values. Instead, hypnotherapy helps individuals tap into their own inner resources, facilitating self-discovery and personal growth. Think of hypnotherapy as a better way to control your own mind, remembering that are always in control before, during and after your session.

I hope this blog has answered some of your questions or concerns about hypnotherapy, but if you want to know anything else or would like to talk about how hypnotherapy can help you, I invite you to book a consultation call with me using this link.