Q.: What is Hypnotism?
A.: Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Waking is a state, of accomplishment. Sleeping is a state of rest. Hypnosis is a state given us for self improvement.
Q.: Is hypnosis dangerous?
A.: There has never been a documented case of harm coming to anyone from the therapeutic use of hypnotism.
Q.: What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
A.: Hypnosis is a very pleasant feeling of complete physical and mental relaxation. It is similar to that moment between knowing you are awake and going into the sleep state.
Q.: Do people have trouble coming out of a hypnotic state?
A.: A person may choose to stay in hypnosis after an experienced hypnotist asks them to come out of it. The reason being, it is such a relaxed feeling of enjoyment, they prefer to stay hypnotized awhile longer. The person then goes to sleep, and awakes as usual. In self-hypnosis you have complete control, and set your own time limit. There has never been a documented case of someone being unable to come out of hypnosis.
Q.: Does hypnosis weaken the will?
A.: No. Hypnosis works with the will, not against it.
Q.: What is self-hypnosis?
A.: Techniques exist by which one can attain a state of self hypnosis and gain complete relaxation under the most stressful conditions. In this state the subconscious mind is open to therapeutic suggestions.
Q.: What is the subconscious mind?
A.: The conscious mind. the mind you are conscious of, is your “ME”. It is the critical
part of your mind. The subconscious mind is the one that directs your conduct through
the habits and emotional desires acquired from the influences of your environment, before you were old enough to reject harmful ideas and concepts.
Q.: Who can be hypnotized?
A.: Anyone with an open mind. reasonable intelligence and is able to concentrate.