Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Yes, hypnosis is completely safe, as it is a natural state of mind that we unknowingly experience several times a day. Guided hypnosis, however, is specifically designed to solve particular problems, since – under the guidance of a qualified hypnotherapist – the process is more intense and deeper.
Hypnosis is suitable for anyone who wants to implement changes in their life. However, it is not suitable for people diagnosed with mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or any other forms of mental disease.
As the state of hypnosis or trance deepens, the body becomes more and more relaxed, the muscles become loose, our thoughts calm down and a feeling of detachment appears in our minds. It is an extremely pleasant feeling of complete relaxation, which is often described as a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.
Because hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness, it means that anyone can be hypnotized. Only those who resist hypnosis or feel too much fear have trouble transitioning into a state of hypnosis. Successful hypnosis requires an individual’s desire for change and trust in their therapist.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that can be interrupted at any given moment, however, because hypnosis is not the same as being asleep, we cannot simply “wake up” from it. But rest assured – in the long history of hypnosis there has never been a recorded instance of someone not returning to a normal state of consciousness after being hypnotized. Anyone can, with the help of a therapist or by their own free will, transition from a state of hypnosis to full awareness.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which we are completely aware of what is happening within us at every given moment and where we have total control over ourselves. All of the events and emotions that occur in a state of hypnosis are merely observed, not re-experienced. Your therapist will always be there to safely guide you through the events of the past and the feelings that come up during your session. The most important piece of advice that can be offered to someone who is undergoing hypno-therapy is to trust and surrender – you are safe and nothing bad can happen to you.
When you are in a state of hypnosis no one has the power to take control of your thoughts or your life in general. Hypnosis is designed to help us accept new suggestions into our subconscious, however we always accept only those thoughts and beliefs that are in line with our values, and new ideas we intentionally want to sow into our subconscious.