The Myths Of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a very powerful tool, but is often misunderstood
in how it can help you overcome problems in your life.
You wouldn't believe how many times I tell someone what I
do and they instantly cover their eyes and refuse to look
at me, as if they believe my eyes emanate some metaphysical
power that will put them instantly under my control.
This erroneous belief dates back almost 300 years to Franz
Mesmer, who "discovered" hypnosis in modern times. He believed
that it was an animal magnetism that emanated from the eyes.
Mesmer believed that the person with the strongest will would
control the other. And shockingly, people still believe this
People believe that a hypnotist can make someone do things
against their will.
Another false belief. If I could do this, I'd be the most
famous and richest hypnotist on the planet! Hypnosis can't
make anyone do anything they don't want to do.
At least once a month I will get someone come to see me who
wants to stop smoking. Usually it's a man and when I sit him
in the hypnotic chair, I will ask, "Why do you want to give
up smoking". He'll respond, "I don't really want to, but the
wife made me come" or something very similar; something implying
he doesn't want to stop smoking but has been made to come
to see me.
It's at this stage I stop the session, tell him to save his
money and come back when he wants to quit.
As a hypnotist, I can't make you do anything you don't want
to. I can't make you jump off a tall building, miraculously
shed all that excess weight and turn into a supermodel.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool for working with your sub-conscious
mind to help it overcome any objections it may have to what
you consciously want to achieve.
This is why so many New Years resolutions and other goals
fail, because you consciously decide to do something and your
sub-conscious says, "No way" for whatever reason and sabotages
your efforts, causing you to fail. And you may not even be
aware of this self-sabotage.
Hypnosis can resolve the objections of the sub-conscious mind
so that it will work with your conscious mind to help you
achieve whatever it is you want, whether it is getting rid
of weight, quitting smoking, more confidence or anything else.
If you are trying to make changes in your life and they are
not taking, then maybe you need to see a hypnotist who can
help you to overcome these sub-conscious objections and finally
make the changes you desire.
Jason E. Johns is a personal success coach specializing
in helping you achieve your dreams. Based in Milton Keynes,
England, you can discover more about hypnosis
and how it can help you at www.StateOfHypnosis.com
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