It isn't possible to hypnotize someone who does not want to be hypnotized.
This is why it’s important that the client is seeking out hypnosis out of their own free will. The first step to a successful experience is you wanting the change! Realize that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so willingness to transform is necessary before deep change can occur. When you are willing to be hypnotized, will find that the hypnotist is just the facilitator. The power is all within you own mind. Although you're in a relaxed and open mental state during your hypnosis session, you never lose control over your behavior. You are never under the control of the hypnotist. In fact, you are aware the whole time. You are in charge. The hypnotist remains your supporter throughout your sessions together.
Despite what is commonly believed, a hypnotist does not have the ability to make the subject do something that goes against their own ethical or moral code.
Hypnosis is a trance-like state involving a heightened level of focus and concentration. A trained hypnotist will commonly use verbal repetition, mental images, and anchors to guide you and achieve the changes in thought and behavior that you seek. When you're under hypnosis, you feel calm and relaxed. It is easy in this relaxed state to bypass your usual conscious blocks and mind chatter so your mind is more open to suggestions for change.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors, create new habits or to help you overcome grief, fears and anxieties.
A common misconception about hypnosis is that you will lose consciousness and not be able to recall the session. This is only true in a very small percentage of subjects. Most hypnosis clients find that they remember everything that is said by both themselves and the hypnotist.
Is hypnosis like therapy? Should I stop seeing my current therapist/doctor?
Hypnosis is not therapy. We will not treat or diagnose any medical or mental conditions. You should continue all doctor and therapist-recommend treatments while seeing a hypnotist. We encourage you to talk with your current helath care provider before engaging in any therapeutic modality. We commonly work hand in hand with medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists to ensure that we can all have clear goals in mind. On the other hand, if during our consultation we find that what you are seeking to accomplish is not achievable through hypnosis, we will connect you with some of the best doctors and therapists in town.