To most of the world, hypnosis is a curious profession.
Is it real?
Is it just mind control?
Will I get “stuck” in trance?
These are common questions hypnotists come up against throughout their careers.
Getting quizzed by people who are either simply curious or downright skeptical is one thing, but hypnotists have another issue to contend with. Especially when they’re starting out.
It’s natural in any profession to have doubts and reservations about your skills. As a hypnotist, you might worry about things such as:
Will I be able to hypnotize someone?
What happens when someone keeps coming out of trance?
Am I skilled enough to actually help others?
If any of these questions or fears rings a bell with you, read through the hypnosis comics below for a light-hearted look at some of the main issues. And some suggestions on how to deal with them.
Yikes! What if you can’t hypnotize your first client? What if your mouth dries up, or you can’t get the words out? What if you get nervous and forget everything you’re supposed to know?
There’s always a first time. The trick is not to be too hard on yourself. You can’t expect to be a master at hypnosis without lots of experience behind you.
Like any other skill, the secret is really quite simple. Practice, practice, and then practice some more. If you try and you fail, then you just keep on trying. Failure is only another word for learning.
Sooner or later everything will fall into place and you’ll do it. And then you’ll feel amazing.
2. The “Skeptics” Favorite Question: Isn’t Hypnosis Just A Form Of Mind Control?
Look into my eyes…
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just say those words and put people under your spell? But you can’t, because in real life people have their own minds and their own freedom of choice.
Hypnosis has nothing to do with mind control.
That’s an image portrayed by Hollywood B-movies, just like the story of Dracula. But surely there aren’t many people who believe there are vampires walking amongst us.
To deal with doubters and skeptics, be prepared. Tell them exactly what hypnosis is and what it does. It’s just a form of focused relaxation that lets you turn your attention toward a single thought or idea. A way to shut out the outside world so you can deal with an issue quickly and effectively.
When people go for a massage, they don’t expect the masseur to rub their skin off as part of the process. They know the trained technician will help relax their muscles, reduce their stress and improve their circulation. Not because they have magic power in their fingers, but because they know what they’re doing. Read More »
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