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You have landed on this page because you want to reassure yourself that hypnosis is safe... and learn how to use a hypnosis pendulum...


Is Hypnosis Safe?

Concerns about hypnosis - Mind training - How to hypnotist- Is hypnosis dangerous? - Is hypnosis safe? - Will the hypnotist have control over my mind? - Can you be made to quack like a duck? - Is hypnosis real? - Does hypnosis really work? - How to hypnotist - Does the subject fall asleep during hypnosis? Does the subject remember what happens under hypnosis? Is hypnosis like having a general anesthetic? - Can you get stuck in a trance? - Can anyone be hypnotised? Hypnosis Pendulum Instructions.

Watch the Video: How to Set a Communication with the Unconscious mind and Use a Hypnosis Pendulum


1. Does the participant fall asleep during hypnosis? No. Brainwave patterns show that trance states are different to sleep. Even though there may be similarities between sleep and deep trance states the hypnotist and the participant are able to maintain a channel of communication which would be lost if the participant fell asleep. It is useful to think of hypnosis as an altered state of consciousness in which the conscious conditioned mind is bypassed and one is able to communicate more directly with the unconscious mind and body less encumbered by the critical faculties of the conditioned mind.


2. Will the hypnotist have control over me? All hypnosis is self hypnosis. In the context of stage hypnosis there is an implied agreement between the hypnotist and the subject that the subject follow instructions. The hypnotist makes suggestions and the subject has the choice to accept or reject those suggestions. When the subject chooses not to follow instructions they generally come out of trance and are removed from the stage. However, there is one recorded instance where a subject in a stage hypnosis act felt compelled to do something that he did not want to. At the time he knew he did not want to do it but could not stop himself and decided that after the show he would hit the hypnotist (a post hypnotic suggestion), which he did. To keep this example in context I think it is important to remember that in everyday life people do things which they believe they don’t want to such as using drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, eating the wrong foods, staying up late or even sleeping with someone.

It is important to keep in mind that love is a state of biological hypnosis; all advertising is hypnosis; the television set is a hypnotist and that politicians like Hitler have used hypnosis to manipulate an entire nation. Some ministers of religion, in particular the evangelist, are powerful hypnotists who use hypnosis to make millions of dollars, and if they preach against the dangers of hypnosis is it because they don’t want their congregation to know that they are abusing its practise, or is it that they don’t understand what hypnosis actually is? So yes, it is possible for a hypnotist to have control over you (just like anyone else can) if you are open to their suggestions, but the responsibility ultimately lies with you, and that responsibility is for you to become more conscious.


3. Is hypnosis dangerous? The state of hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation, similar to that of meditation, in which the subject becomes more aware of their inner world than in a normal conscious state.


4. Can you get stuck in a hypnotic trance state? You are already in a trance state, that is your own culturally conditioned trance state. If you were to enter the deepest trance state you would still come out of this highly pleasurable state when you felt like it. Dave Elman’s method for rousing a subject who did not want to return to the waking state on demand was to tell them that if they did not follow his instructions they would never be able to return to this state again. The subject would immediately arouse. Elman reported that out of the thousands of doctors and patients who had experienced deep trance that there had never been one unpleasant incident. One of the reasons why people enjoy hypnosis is because it helps dehypnotise and free them from their culturally conditioned trance.


5. Can anyone be hypnotised? It is generally easier to hypnotise someone of higher intelligence than lower intelligence. Hypnosis requires motivation and cooperation on the part of the subject, and even during a covert trance induction there has to be cooperation on the part of the subject at the level of the unconscious mind.


6. What is it like going into a trance? Each trance experience is different and in part related to the method used to induce trance. In general, trance begins with a feeling of introspection and relaxation which gradually deepens into a feeling of contentment, which may develop into a profound feeling of peace. The experience of going into trance gives a feeling of confidence in the hypnotic process. In the trance state the subject accepts whatever suggestions appear reasonable and pleasing to them. However, if the operator should make the ‘wrong’ suggestion then the subject will either reject the suggestion or come out of trance. In deep hypnosis the subject is actually more aware of what is happening around them than in the normal conscious state, though afterwards the experience may be difficult to recollect.

__ © Author Abby Eagle 2011. Excerpted from Beyond Hypnosis - The Manual by Abby Eagle 2011


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