MORE Hypnosis Myth Busting!
If you liked the first post you are going to LOVE the second one so let's get right into it!
1. Hypnosis Only Works on Weak-Minded People
THE MYTH - This one is most likely a result of the "I cant be hypnotized" myth that we covered in the first post (here is a LINK if you didn't read it). If hypnosis were to 'not work' on someone yet work on someone else there might be a slight ding to the pride and ego. Especially when they are told how wonderful it feels and how positively uplifted it leaves people afterwards when they themselves apparently 'cannot be hypnotized'. It wouldn't be too far fetched to begin to believe that some people started twisting 'incapable' into "too smart" to be hypnotized. Really hard to be sure with these myths but I like my theory and I'm sticking to it!
DISPELLED - Now that we know way more about hypnosis today than hypnotists did back in the day we now understand that the reverse is actually true.
Not only can everyone be hypnotized, the people with higher abilities of concentration, and visualization skills experience hypnosis much easier.
This is not to say that if you have poor visualization or concentration skills you cannot be hypnotized, it just takes a bit more work to do so is all. Remember, everyone can be hypnotized.
2. I Can Experience Negative Side Effects with Hypnosis
THE MYTH - As hypnosis has no negative side effects I am at complete loss to even try and speculate how a myth like this ever got started. Maybe someone got hypnotized on a Tuesday and on Wednesday they came down with a cold and then just associated it with their hypnosis experience? Honestly I have no idea.
DISPELLED - Hypnosis has no negative side effects as it is a completely natural process that we experience multiple times, every single day of our lives, including when we go to sleep and wake up.
Hypnosis is literally as natural as breathing.
Last I checked, breathing is also a completely natural process with no negative side effects either. Some known side effects of hypnosis are relaxation, feelings of calm, peace and tranquility. Energy boosts and feelings of being rested and refreshed. If you consider those to be negative things then yeah okay I can see how the myth got started.
3. Hypnosis is evil!
THE MYTH - Throughout all time things that are not understood have been deemed evil, witchcraft, supernatural, etc. Some of the greatest and most brilliant minds of all time were labeled heretics and worse for their ideas and concepts which today we consider basic education they teach in school. For example, Galileo was tried by the Roman Inquisition as a heretic because he supported the idea that the sun was at the center of our universe. I mean how dare he! Thankfully he only landed himself on house arrest.... for the remainder of his entire life! Some were not so lucky.
DISPELLED - Not only has hypnosis been around since the times of the ancient Egyptians we now understand that it is a perfectly natural human occurrence. It can be scientifically proven, measured, and tested.
There is nothing supernatural, magical, or even spiritual about hypnosis, it's just another part of us that makes us all extraordinary as human beings.
The human mind is amazing and hypnosis is a way to tap into those amazing capabilities. Hope you enjoyed busting more myths with me about hypnosis. As always please give that little heart some love and share this information with all you know by word of mouth or through social media and help stop the spread of misinformation about hypnosis! Until next time!