Five myths about hypnosis is difficult to list because there are so many and we all have our own ideas on hypnosis and what it does.

Here’s a list of hypnosis urban myths. You will be surprised as it’s not what you think in many cases


Myth One

All Hypnosis is self-hypnosis – yes, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. “What about the stage and TV shows where people cluck like a chicken” I hear you ask.

This is probably the biggest urban myth, the myth that the hypnotist or hypnotherapist has control over you or your mind. They can’t control you and you can come out of the trance at any time.

Myth Two

You won’t give away your deepest darkest secrets. That’s right, they are your thoughts and because you are in control, you will use them as you wish. If it helps to tell the hypnotherapist something then that detail will come up from the subconscious mind.


Myth Three

The hypnotist can’t change you moral code. I refer again to myth one, you are in control and already have a moral code and standards – the hypnotherapist can’t change that in trance.

Myth Four

“How will I feel while I’m hypnotised, will I be asleep and be unaware of what’s said?”

Don’t expect to fee “hypnotised”, you can hear, your eyes may be open and if anything, your senses will be heightened.


Myth Five

A lot of people wonder how they can remember a new “learning” when they are asleep. The truth is, you’re not asleep and all the positive suggestions are made to the subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind runs your life and the skill of the hypnotherapist is to make positive suggestions so the subconscious mind can use them. Your subconscious mind will always look after you and any suggestions that can’t help you will be discarded.