How I can make you run round like a Chicken, and other hypnotherapy myths
Jacqueline is a Clinical Hypnotherapy Specialist and counsellor she can help people stop smoking, cope with phobias, lose weight and boost their self-esteem. She’s also an expert in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Below she explains that only you have to power to make yourself cluck like a chicken.
It’s always interesting to watch people’s reactions when I tell them I am a hypnotherapist. Invariably I get responses like “Oh no! Your not going to make me run around like a chicken are you? I’ve learned that ironic answers like “No, just get your credit card details” are counter productive because people really seem to believe I can control their mind. I so wish I could sometimes, especially when I am cleaning the bathroom after my husband or cleaning the oven.
This myth exists because of stage hypnosis, and contrary to popular belief a stage hypnotist doesn’t control your mind either. (I know that seems hard to believe if you have ever watched someone strip to their underwear or believe they are Elvis, but bear with me). You see, the first thing a hypnotist does is to ask for volunteers, and that’s when most take control of the situation and refuse to participate, leaving only the people who really don’t mind playing the game; who are willing participants.
Hypnosis is a very natural state that we all access many times in the course of a day. Each time you are thinking about a past or a future event you are not in the moment and are in a trance state. If you have ever read a book and lost track of time you were in a trance state. Quite simply, hypnosis is a partnership, and can only work within the confines that you agree to. But if you set those boundaries, it’s a relaxing wonderful feeling that allows us to access the parts of the brain that consciousness can’t reach…and to speak its language. It’s not magic and it certainly is not about control, my husband is living proof of that!
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No chickens were harmed during the posting of this blog.