Hi, Robert Shields here writing to you from the U.K.
The Common Myth
There is a myth about the ability a Hypnotherapist has to
cure all illnesses.
It is mostly founded on the fact that a
Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to alleviate or totally resolve so many illnesses and the
misguided belief that Clinical Hypnotherapist can control the mind through the
use of hypnosis
Of course, it could be said that if hypnosis controls the
mind and the mind controls both the body and our thinking
processes, then hypnosis can transform any illness into full
health, be it physical or mental.
If that were the case, then anyone practicing
clinical hypnosis could simply rid the world of 98% of the ailments human beings
suffer from, bearing in mind that nobody can prevent some viruses
and bacteria creating illnesses.
The simple and plain truth is that a Clinical Hypnotherapist is no
different from any other therapist whose goal is to help a
client return to normal behaviour and hopefully full health.
The fact he uses hypnosis is a powerful persuasion tool, but
hypnosis alone cannot rid the body of ailments. There has to be
other factors involved, such as skilful counselling.
Hypnosis can influence the Unconscious Mind to change
behaviour and certain beliefs and that in itself is a very
But it has limitations and those limitations must be seen
for what they are worth.
For example, not everyone can be hypnotised by just anyone.
The Unconscious Mind can see a hypnotist as a negative figure
of authority from the past, for example an abusive mother or father. It does not
use logic and a guy with a beard that resembles a client’s abusive uncle can
sometimes be seen as that client’s uncle
and there could be strong resistance against the Hypnotherapist’s attempts to help.
But, let me say this very clearly.
Everyone can be hypnotised.
It depends entirely on whether the Unconscious Mind accepts
that or not. If my Unconscious Mind believes that you can
hypnotise me, then you can. If it does not, you cannot. Some clients
will swear that they believe they can be hypnotised, but that is at a conscious
level, whereas at an unconscious level, the mind will not let hypnosis take
place. That can be for many reasons, including the one mentioned above.
In other words, everyone can be hypnotised but not by just any hypnotherapist.
The Clinical Hypnotherapist must be 100% acceptable to the Client's Unconscious
In a nutshell. The myth is wrong. Clinical Hypnotherapists can help a
client to be free of many ailments, but certainly not all of
them. If the Unconscious Mind wants to keep the ailment, you
can be sure it will.
A skilled Hypnotherapist will manipulate the Unconscious
Mind to co-operate and that is what Hypnotherapy is all
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