Does a person have to be placed in a deep hypnotic state before it can be of any value to them?
Eighty to ninety percent of the work in hypnosis is accomplished in the light to medium stages of hypnosis.
While in a hypnotic state, will an individual reveal intimate secrets or embarrassing details about themselves?
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.
Is it possible for a person not to be able to come out of the hypnotic state?
The hypnotist or the individual can always terminate the hypnotic state, easily and quickly.
Does a person lose complete awareness of their surroundings?
Hypnosis is not sleep. The hypnotized individual is always aware of what is occurring; in fact, his awareness actually increases.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
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.
Is it true that only weak-minded people can by hypnotized?
Studies have shown that intelligence is not an important factor in determining an individuals ability to respond to hypnosis.
Does a hypnotist have some mysterious power?
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.