Interesting facts about hypnosis

  • Hypnosis is the original mind/body medicine. (There is proof, from NIH clinical trials, that patients hypnotized before surgery have an easier time and their surgeons complete their operations quicker!)
  • When you are hypnotized you are very suggestible. If you and the hypnotist decide, ahead of time, what suggestions to say to you while you are in that altered state, you will accomplish your goal.
  • You are born with a talent for hypnosis and you’ll never know how talented you might be until you try it.
  • Everyone can be hypnotized, to some extent or another. Some people are so hypnotizable that they can actually have an operation with hypnosis as their only anesthesia.
  • To stop smoking you only need to go to a hypnotist once.
  • Hypnosis can help you change your attitude. You can learn to love broccoli and hate chocolate.
  • Hypnosis can help you achieve peak performance –on a ball field or on stage or in the bedroom. Hypnosis can do wonders for your sex life.
  • Most women who’ve been hypnotized before childbirth actually enjoy the experience.
  • Millions of people don’t get regular dental care because they are fearful; hypnosis can quickly take away that fear.
  • Stage hypnotists are entertainers and not necessarily therapists; be careful. But don’t doubt them. They are really hypnotizing the volunteers up on stage.
  • Telephone hypnosis sessions are just as effective as office sessions for most issues.
Pediatric hypnosis
  • Children are naturals at hypnosis. Hypnosis can easily help them do better at school, cooperate at home, play a better game of soccer, and look forward to getting shots at the pediatrician’s office.
  • Children learn to self-regulate via hypnosis – delay gratification, use self-control, manage their responses to challenges. The goal for many kids is ‘skills not pills.’ Problems are reframed as interesting situations that are possible to solve, emotions are reframed as interesting feelings that are possible to manage.