HypnosisReality.com, September 02, 2019

One of the more popular, yet most deceptive topics regarding hypnosis is when the self-prescribed experts try to address some of the so-called myths about hypnosis. What happens more often than not is that the hypnosis advocates fail to recognize actual history when they attempt to comment about hypnosis myth.

They also fail to recognize and understand one key thing - that we're not dealing with ethical moral hypnotists for most of these alleged myths, but rather the unscrupulous and deviant of their profession. This is a primary key in assessing what's possible and what is not while under hypnosis. If you're not taking the deviant hypnotist into account, then you're not addressing the issue honestly.

#1 The first thing to take into account is the skill-level of the hypnotist. Just as there are degrees of mastery for martial arts, there are also indeed degrees of competence and ability when it comes to hypnosis. Not all hypnotists have the same skill-set. A fast food cook has far less culinary skill than that of a master chef. It is very much the same in the world of hypnosis. There are beginners and there are masters.

#2 The second thing to consider is having a very receptive subject, someone who is considered somnambulistic and reaches trance very easily, because this undeniably increases the odds for everything under hypnosis. People who are somnambulistic can pretty much be made to do anything under hypnosis, if they have a skilled hypnotist.

#3 The third variable is the morality of the hypnotist. Someone unscrupulous, with a deviant nature absolutely changes everything, because they are willing to go beyond good ethics to satisfy their carnal desires. The moral hypnotists don't think the same as those with no ethical boundaries and as a result they often discount what they don't normally consider when it comes to the possibilities of hypnosis.

From now on, when you see others that say differently about hypnosis myth, you will know and understand that they have not taken these three primary keys into consideration before making their inaccurate statements regarding what is real and what isn't when it comes to hypnosis myth. Bad things can happen.

The numerous historical accounts listed on this page are a primary source of factual data that absolutely need to be accepted as relevant to the hypnosis debate, especially when considering the following...

Iíll Be Unconscious, Asleep, or in a Trance
Well, yeah, it can be very much like that, depending on how deep of a trance the hypnotist takes you into. (The first two levels should not be deep trance at all, with easy conversation possible between the hypnotist and subject.)

I Won't Be Able to Remember What I Did While Under Hypnosis
That is entirely possible, most especially if the hypnotist specifically tells you that you will not recall any of the events while you were under hypnosis. Hypnotic amnesia has been well documented for decades and is so noted with numerous links on this page. [ example 1  |  example 2  |  example 3 ]

I Might Lose Control Over Myself to the Hypnotist
This is absolutely possible, contingent however on factors 1, 2, and 3 above. The proof that this is possible and does happen is what this website is all about.
[ example 1  |  example 2  |  example 3  |  example 4 ]   (see the numerous cases above)

I Might Be Forced to Do Things I Wouldn't Normally Do
As shown above (and by this website) this is absolutely possible. There are many stories in the news archives of women who were hypnotized to marry someone they were not attracted to.  [
example 1  |  example 2  |  example 3 ]  

I Might Get Stuck While Under Hypnosis
Those that say this can't happen are ignoring real cases where this has actually already happened. [ example 1  |  example 2  |  example 3  |  example 4  |  example 5 ]

Hypnosis is a Supernatural or Mind-Altering Practice
It can appear to be, depending on what the hypnotist does while the subject is under hypnosis. Hypnosis can very much be whatever you want it to be since it effectively involves rendering the mind to a very focused point and then steering the subject's thought process. [ example 1 ]

Hypnosis is All Just a Scam
No. Hypnosis is real and has been practiced under various forms for millennia. It has long been recognized in the modern era, since the 1700's. It has been used quite successfully in the medical field for well over 100 years now, most importantly as a natural form of anesthesia, for child birth, surgery and even dental procedures. [ example 1  |  example 2  |  example 3 ]

Not Everyone Can Be Hypnotized
Not true. Pretty much everyone can be hypnotized. It's all a matter of how you do it for each particular individual. The fact that some people are able to ignore direct suggestion is not evidence of non-hypnotizability. There are many ways to induce trance. Trance is quite normal to the human state. For some, you just need to find the appropriate method, if they aren't susceptible to hypnotic suggestion. As a matter of scientific fact, there are ways to increase the likelihood of trance, through drugs or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). If indeed there are those who cannot reach trance (after exhausting all known hypnosis methods), then they very well may be anomalies to the human animal and as such may not be as likely or as prevalent in society as some would suggest. More study is sorely needed in this area before absolutes can be set.

Hypnotists Are All Alike
No, they absolutely are not. There are bright people in life and there are those who are not so bright. It is the same for all professions. Hypnotism is no different. There are novices and there are masters of the craft. There are also those with ethics and those who have none.

The Fact of the Matter
Hypnosis is technically not the effect. Trance is the effect. Hypnosis is merely the mechanism in which to achieve a trance state. For the most part, trance is contingent upon two things - either through an implicit trust and cooperation between the hypnotist and subject, or through unexpected surprise and shock by the hypnotist over their subject. The latter would clearly seem to be for criminal purposes, but the first option is just as viable for exploitation as well. The bottom line is that hypnosis is a very real mental phenomenon and it can definitely be used to exploit unsuspecting people. Hypnosis should always be viewed with extreme caution and given all due diligence in selecting a hypnotist.

 

Links

What is Hypnosis

What Hypnosis Does to the Brain

Hypnosis Reality: The Unknown Truth

Note to Hypnosis Profession: It's Time to Wake Up!