top of page

Is Hypnosis Dangerous?

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

Is Hypnosis Dangerous? Let's clear the misconceptions about hypnosis. Myth No.1 You can be hypnotized to do everything unconsciously. Fact: The hypnotherapist is simply a facilitator. They cannot "force" you to do anything you do not want to do. In fact, during a hypnotic session, you are fully aware of everything that is happening. In other words, if you don't agree with the suggestions, you have the authority to stop the therapist.

Myth No.2 You will always tell the truth while under hypnosis, and you may even reveal personal information. Fact: You can lie under hypnosis just as easily as you can in a waking state. Because hypnosis allows you greater access to unconscious resources, you may be able to tell more creative lies while in trance. Furthermore, you have complete control over what you choose to reveal or keep hidden (International medical and dental association).

Myth No.3 Hypnosis isn’t an effective modality. Fact: A Comparison Study Shows: “Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions. Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions” Source: American Health Magazine (International medical and dental association)

Photo from Melbourne Hypnotherapy Clinic

So, contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not as dangerous as you may believe. As therapists, we cannot force someone to do something they do not want to do.

The Advantages of Hypnosis

It can improve the effectiveness of other treatments for a variety of conditions, including phobias and anxiety, insomnia, depression, sexual dysfunction, post-traumatic disorder, grief and loss, and others.

Hypnosis also aids in the management of pain and the overcoming of habits such as smoking or addiction. Looking for a Clinical Therapist? Contact us here.



"Is Hypnosis Real? How It Works and What the Science Says"

"Is Hypnosis Real? Here's What Science Says | Time"

"Hypnosis Myths & Misconceptions"

81 views0 comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page