Eighty to ninety percent of the work in hypnosis is accomplished in the light to medium stages of hypnosis.
During hypnosis, the individual is always conscious and aware of everything that is occurring. Therefore, in the same manner that he guards his secrets while awake, he also protects his secrets while hypnotized.
The hypnotist or the individual can always terminate the hypnotic state, easily and quickly.
Hypnosis is not sleep. The hypnotized individual is always aware of what is occurring; in fact, his awareness actually increases.
There is no evidence that hypnosis will damage the nervous system, or in any other way adversely affect the physical and mental well-being of an individual.
Studies have shown that intelligence is not an important factor in determining an individuals ability to respond to hypnosis.
The hypnotist does not possess any unusual powers of the mind. He is a person, very much like yourself, except that he understands certain aspects of the human mind that are not known to most people. He has also learned to master the art of suggestion, which he uses to guide the individual toward developing greater awareness and control of the hypnotic state.