Melissa Shute
Certified Hypnotist
Serving Central Connecticut

(860) 797-5306 

Hypnosis Facts

Hypnosis is an enjoyable state of mind.  You may compare it to daydreaming. 

While in this state, you become receptive to (proper) suggestions.

Hypnosis in not only for the weak-minded.  Strong-willed, more intelligent people are usually the better subjects.

Hypnosis is safe.  A hypnotized person will not do anything that they would not agree to through other methods of persuasion.  The hypnotized person can always hear the hypnotist and can choose to not accept their suggestion(s).

The subconscious mind contains safeguards that will not allow you to do anything or accept suggestions which may be damaging to you.

Some hypnosis effects are: Calmness, tranquility, and extreme relaxation.

You will not be asleep or unconscious.  You will always be aware of your surroundings, sounds, etc., however, you will not be distracted.

You will remain in control.  You will be able to bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time.  You will also have the power to reject any unsuitable suggestions.

A hypnotized person will not answer any questions they choose to not answer.

You cannot and will not remain in hypnosis if left alone.  You will come out of hypnosis on your own after just a few minutes of non-activity.

Hypnosis has never caused anyone to become mentally ill.

You will not turn into a zombie or the hypnotist’s minion.

Drugs are not used during hypnosis.

The depth of hypnosis does vary from person to person.  Any level: light, medium, or deep, is sufficient to break most habits.  It is up to you to you to accept and follow the suggestions.

Anyone of average intelligence is able to be hypnotized to some degree.

You will NOT have amnesia.  You will remember everything necessary to reach your goal.

You cannot be hypnotized against your will.  If you are set against hypnosis, it will not happen.

Attitude is very important in hypnosis.  Good attitudes produce good results.  Want it, expect it and let it happen!

What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.  Hypnosis feels like the moment before you fall asleep: you can hear everything but you are relaxed.  A hypnotized subject will report their body is deeply relaxed where they feel they can almost fall asleep.  At this point, the subconscious mind (handles bodily functions we don’t have to think about: heartbeat, breathing, etc. and our habit actions) will be very alert while the conscious (used in day-to-day business) is somewhat subdued.  This state of consciousness allows direct communication with the subconscious. 
Hypnosis is a concentrated form of relaxation with an increased state of suggestibility.  Relaxing your mind and body allows you to achieve the results you are looking for!
A hypnotic state can be induced many ways.  During your consultation, the hypnotist will determine the best induction for you.

Can Everyone Really Be Hypnotized?
Anyone of average intelligence (70 and above)  without severe mental disorders can be hypnotized.  Hypnosis is not magic and it does take cooperation on your part.  If you do not want to be hypnotized, it will not happen.

In fact, every day everyone does pass through brief hypnotic states: just upon awakening in the morning and just before falling asleep at night, T.V. commercials attempt at our suggestibility through repetition, daydreaming, engrossed in a good book or movie causing less interest in what is going on around you.

Although you can learn self-hypnosis, you will receive the best results by going to a trained professional.

Who are Hypnotists?
Are hypnotists mysterious caped men dangling a swinging ticking watch in front of gazing eyes telling you to feel drowsy?  Maybe in a show.  Today’s hypnotist however, is likely to hold a degree in medicine, dentistry, psychology or has had extensive training under a certified instructor and became a certified hypnotist.

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