We've all seen them, right? The stage hypnotist, who makes his subjects cluck like chickens. But comparing a stage hypnotist to a hypnotherapist is like comparing a karaoke singer to Celine Dion! They are just not in the same league!
Most people believe that stage hypnotists "make" their subjects do things that they don't want to do. But this is far from the truth.
It's impossible to make someone do something against their will or their morals while they're under hypnosis. The subconscious will simply reject the suggestion.
Its also not true to say that the subjects are "asleep" - they're relaxed but if they were asleep they could not follow the hypnotists instructions!
Stage hypnotists give hypnotherapists a lot of undeserved bad press.
A hypnotherapist, will conduct an extensive interview with his client to determine what the client wants to accomplish with hypnotherapy. Does she want to stop smoking, lose weight, become more successful, attract the ideal relationship?
Perhaps, she wants to release stress, become more positive, control chronic pain, or develop better working habits.
In hypnotherapy, no one is caused embarrassment for someone else's entertainment. The client works with the hypnotherapist to control habits and make positive changes in his or her life.
The sessions are deeply relaxing, comfortable, safe, and enjoyable....and entirely withot embarassment!