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§You cannot “get lost” while hypnotized. There is no place to “get lost” to. You do not leave your body or your mind behind and go off somewhere.
§No one can “put thoughts into your head” or make you do things that you would not ordinarily do. Your own core values cannot be violated by another; if, under certain circumstances, you could be moved to bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken, then a hypnotic suggestion to do so would not violate your core values.
§Others cannot take over or control your mind. Your mind has 2 components: conscious mind, which is objective part, assists you in making daily decisions and analyzing data. The subconscious part is subjective, and this is where your creativity and abstract thinking lie. The subconscious is inclined to believe what you tell it. For instance, if you think something, then to your subconscious mind, that is so. It does not analyze facts; if you think it, then it accepts it as fact. If you think that others can control your mind, then for you, that is true. But only because you allow idea to be a fact for you.
§Anyone can be hypnotized. What happens when you’re watching television and someone tries to get your attention? Have you ever been driving down road, only to look around and see that you’ve gone much further than you thought? When you focus your concentration to point where everything else is screened out, then you are in a state of hypnosis. Hypnosis narrows your focus and concentration. You do that when you are intent in a conversation, or performing any activity that decreases your awareness of things outside of yourself.
Hypnosis is not a mystery. It is not evil, and it is not mind control. It is simply a way to temporarily bypass rational mind in order to facilitate desired changes. Many, many people have successfully undergone hypnosis and achieved their goals.
Rita Ballard, GVA, C.Ht. is a licensed hypnotherapist and the owner of Healer's Helper, a virtual assistance business providing administrative support services to healthcare professionals. For more information, please visit www.healershelper.com Virtually Restoring Balance, One Task At A Time!