The development of concepts and practices related to hypnosis have been documented since prehistoric to modern times but it only gained widespread use in the 1880s. Some famous users of hypnosis throughout its history are Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Mozart and more. Despite its long history and famous users, there are still many misconceptions about hypnosis. Don’t you ever wonder why?
“Our brain is capable of obtaining more than we think”
Big corporations, marketing companies and TV media providers have been using methods of hypnosis and subliminal messages for many years. They know that our brain is capable of obtaining more than we think. Despite their knowledge, hypnosis have been presented as an act of mind control by Hollywood, and most recently by the motion picture “Get Out“. This is probably the most common misconception and creates fear in people who wants to try hypnotherapy.
“You cannot be forced to act against your will or morals under hypnosis”
You have complete control and totally aware of what’s occurring during a hypnotic session. You cannot be forced to act against your will or morals under hypnosis. In fact, it is very similar to watching a great movie. You remember the time you watched a movie and got motivated or experienced certain emotions? Well, hypnosis works in a similar way, you are fully aware of what’s occurring and have complete control over it. You can pause it, play it, ignore it or pay more attention to it. The hypnotist is simply a facilitator, just like that movie which got you motivated to do something positive.