Will I bounce around like a chicken and bark like a dog?
Never in a therapeutic session. Maybe in a hypnosis show, but that is completely different from a hypnosis therapy session. The two cannot be linked at all. Most people have only seen hypnosis used in a setting where it needs to be entertaining. This reference makes them think that it is some magic spell that is cast upon the person performing. Not true at all. If you do a little bit more research you will definitely begin to see the difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
What is counseling?
Counselors are oriented toward working with people who are doing reasonably well in their lives but are experiencing some form of distress. Counselors generally focus on prevention, development, and adjustment. They often provide psycho-educational techniques focusing on lifestyle and career development, social, cultural, or family issues, and substance abuse.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.
Am I weak minded if I can be hypnotized?
No, many top sports people use hypnosis. Sports people, especially professional ones, are definitely not weak minded. This is a very big misconception.
Will I do things that I do not want to?
You will not be able to do things that go against your own personal moral compass.
I am afraid that I will share things that I do not want anyone to know.
This is only a valid fear if you think that your therapist is judgmental and not there to assist you with what you are dealing with. Therapy should be an environment where you feel comfortable to share anything. Naturally if it is something that goes against the law, then your therapist will by edict of their code of ethics, will have to report it to authorities.
Does Hypnosis work for everyone?
No, and if you find that you are not susceptible to Hypnosis, then it is by no means an indication that something is wrong with you. It just means that other approaches should be used to assist you with what it is you are trying to work on. In comes counselling. This modality of sorting out what you need to sort out will then work better for you.
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