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Q&A: What are some objections that people have when it comes to hypnosis?

March 20, 2011 by relax  
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Question by Dell: What are some objections that people have when it comes to hypnosis?
I was wondering, what are the objections that people have when it comes to hypnosis? Is it that people are scared of it because it’s used for the wrong reasons? I know of a couple of people who claim that hypnosis can be used for good, but can someone tell me any other objections that they have experienced? Just figured I would ask the community and get some awesome answers.

Best answer:

Answer by zanze12
Can be good and bad as you suggested. Can make you look like a fool, if you allow it. Lots use it just for a show. And WILLING participants do a few tricks. Of course you have to allow the control.

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3 Responses to “Q&A: What are some objections that people have when it comes to hypnosis?”
  1. Glenn says:

    I trained as a hypnotherapist but decided not to go ahead with sitting in a room all day having people come and see me so I have built a website instead http://www.selfhelp-spirituality-selfesteem.com

    There is nothing special or weird about hypnosis, it is just relaxation and suggestion. I suppose if you have ever been drunk and thought doing something made perfect sense and was totally a good idea until you sobered up and realised it wasn’t, that is sort of like what you see on stage hypnosis for entertainment. You are still in control it is just someone else has suggested something to you and feel it is right.

    In terms of therapy, a hypnotherapist will get you very relaxed and then give you suggestions which you are more likely to believe and accept when deeply relaxed. Then you will start acting in accordance with those beliefs. You cannot be made to do something illegal or destructive because someone else suggests it. You are conscious and awake so you know what is going on when hypnotized, you just are very relaxed similarly to when you first wake up and you know you are awake but can’t be bothered moving your mouth or eyes because you are so relaxed.  That is how it feels.

    You can still hear everything and know who you are and what you are doing.

    Glenn R Smith

  2. Ian says:

    There is a branch of hypnotism that is certainly contentious. Conversational hypnosis is a powerful hypnotic technique that enables hypnotists to hypnotize people and make changes to their subconscious without them even being aware that they are being hypnotized.

    This has been widely used by hypnotherapists in the guise of Ericksonian hypnosis for years and has helped people overcome a wide range of psychological and emotional problems. However, any technique that can be used to alter a persons behaviour without either their knowledge or consent clearly has the potential for abuse.

    Personally I view conversational hypnosis simply as a powerful tool that can be used to help but does have the potential to harm. In the same way that we can learn to drive and thereafter can either be a responsible road user or a danger to others we can also learn conversational hypnosis and can either use it to benefit ourselves and others or as a potential form of abuse.

    It’s not the act of driving that should be questioned but rather the sense of individual responsibility and morality of the driver.

    Go to http://www.conversationalhypnosisunveiled.com

  3. J. S says:

    I think people may object to how far a hypnotist takes their control. Sure, the subject must willingly let themselves be hypnotized, but once they are under there are ways for a hypnotist to implant ideas or desires that a person may never have thought about and therefore are not able to resist. It’s this subversive control that allows a hypnotist to reprogram their “willing subject” perhaps beyond what the subject thought they were volunteering for…

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