Myth Buster # 3 – You can force me to do something I don’t want to.
Wow. If this was the case, I’d be in everyprison making bad people do only good things. Put this way it sounds pretty absurd that anyone can have that kind of power doesn’t it?
In hypnosis, YOU are in complete control at all times. Remember you are using the most powerful part of your brain – the subconscious. This is where all of your rules, beliefs and values reside. I could never instill a suggestion that would cause someone to go against their belief system or be contrary to what they might do in their conscious state.
But you say, “My friend did something in a stage show she’d never do in real life.” Well, my response to that is we all have a secret side, don’t we? This might have been a great opportunity to express a bit more of her hidden wild side with a good excuse when it was over – The hypnotist made me do it! (Yes, you know who you are in Chaska, don’t you? LOL!)
As a consulting hypnotist, the last thing I would do is break trust with a client by suggesting something to them that ran contrary to their beliefs. Any suggestions I might give to a client come directly from them. They let me know what benefits they want from the change they are seeking, and I use those ideas to help them create a more positive focus and belief. It’s not what I think a client should be doing, it is all about what they want to achieve.
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.