The Tea On Hypnosis

April 30, 2020 | Written by Monica Bey

When you hear the word “hypnosis,” images of swinging clocks, moving spiral images or an old lady tapping on a teacup probably come to mind. These are the images that the entertainment world has ingrained in us to associate with hypnotism. But these images are not representative of what hypnosis really looks like. So, let’s get the real tea on hypnosis.

What is hypnosis? What does it do? Why do we need it?

Hypnosis is a therapeutic method of healing and restoring a healthy mental state by inducing a deep, relaxed state of consciousness. Hypnosis can be used to help so many areas and can really change your life for the better. It lets you cut to the chase and get to the root of problems, which usually lie within the subconscious mind. For example, it can help to relieve pain and overcome fears, phobias, depression, procrastination and many other problems.

As an energy healer and certified hypnotist, I am well-versed in all areas of hypnosis and aware of all of the misconceptions and myths that surround this healing modality.

Myth: I can be hypnotized to do things against my will.

A hypnosis practitioner acts simply as a guide and doesn’t “make” an individual do anything while under hypnosis that they don’t want to do. The individual is completely aware of everything going on during the entire process. As the person being hypnotized, they have the complete power to reject any suggestions that the hypnotist says to them. For hypnosis to really work, you must be an active and willing participant and therefore, you do not lose control of yourself.

Myth: I can’t believe in hypnosis and my religion.

Hypnosis is not in any way associated with religion. While many religions have openly rejected the idea of hypnosis in the past, today it is widely accepted as a way to heal and help people. There is nothing spiritual happening one way or another when you are under hypnosis, and it’s only using a tool your creator gave you: your brain. Unless your religion tells you that you can’t use your brain to better yourself, then any religious person that tells you hypnosis is wrong is doing so from a place of misunderstanding.

Myth: I won’t remember anything that happened during the hypnosis.

Everything that happens under hypnosis is recallable in your memory. A good hypnotist will actually strengthen your memory of the hypnosis session to increase the likelihood of you remembering as many details as possible. Whether you remember all details or not, though, it doesn’t make the session any less effective.

In all, hypnosis is a great benefit for those who are looking for another method of healing and overcoming obstacles that they may not have experienced before. Before making assumptions about hypnosis, it’s important to be educated and well-informed to eliminate all confusion. That’s the tea.