Myth buster #8 – I might tell you something secret
Hypnosis is not a truth serum. Because you are in control, you will only share what you want me to know. Some clients even lie in hypnosis – though they aren’t necessarily helping themselves when they do that!
An engineer from Excelsior came in for stress management. He was wasn’t sure if he should be hypnotized because he was working with another person on developing a new patent. He was afraid of disclosing the secret. Once I explained the process to him, how the brain worked in hypnosis, he realized that he would be completely aware, in control of, and would remember everything he said to me. To further ease his mind and build trust, I gave him a recording of the session when we were finished.
Depending on the issue and the type of session, there are times when you will do all the work inside of your mind, times when we will converse. If a client does not wish to say something out loud, I’ll ask them if they can resolve it on there own, then give them a few minutes to do so.
My role is that of a guide or facilitator. It is not up to me to have the answers or ideas, that is yours. I am there to keep you in trance, set you on a course, and help when I’m needed. The rest is up to you.
I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Let us help you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.