What is Hypnosis?
What is the difference between Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy?
There is no real difference. Hypnotherapy is the process of using a hypnotic relaxed state for the purpose of achieving the client's desired therapeutic change.
Is hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis the same?
The purpose of Stage Hypnosis is to entertain the audience. So yes, the participants are in hypnosis and remember they have volunteered to go up on stage. They are willing participants and they know it is for fun.
Will I be asleep?
No. You will not be asleep like when you are in bed. You will be very relaxed and comfortable. You may find it more comfortable to remain very still and you might find you want to close your eyes. Yet you will still be able to hear everything that is going on; everything your hypnotherapist is saying, any noises outside the room and even what you are saying to yourself. Many people say to me after the session I was not in hypnosis because I heard everything. And I say to them 'that's right and that's because you were not asleep just very relaxed and comfortable.'
Can the hypnotherapist control my mind?
No. You are in total control all the time. If your therapist were to suggest you do something that goes against your desires, goals, morals or what you believe to be right you will not do it because you are in control you have a choice. The goal of the therapist is to enable you to achieve your goals as easily as possible.