Top 3 Things You Should Know About Hypnosis

Many misconceptions abound about hypnosis. Keep reading to find out the top 3 truths you need to know about this underutilized tool for positive behavior change.

  1. Hypnosis can help you change your thinking, feelings, physiology, & behavior
  2. You cannot be hypnotized if you don’t want to be
  3. You will not feel hypnotized

In this article, we’ll discuss each of these items in detail.

1) Hypnosis can help you change your thinking, feelings, physiology, & behavior.

In the relaxed state of hypnosis, your subconscious mind comes to the forefront.  Our subconscious runs in the background all day long, and governs our every waking moment. The subconscious mind likes to follow direction, and wants to keep you safe.  It is also without judgment, or reason. In the subconscious, everything is black and white. Hypnosis allows us to bypass the preconceived notions and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves so that we can change behavior.  The truth is, the ways hypnosis can help you, are practically endless. Our subconscious mind is incredibly powerful, and therefore, can change our actual physiology.  This is why it is used in pain management, stress relief, and weight loss. For many people, muscle tension is an issue.  Hypnosis can help relax their muscles, ease their pain, and decrease specific stressors in their lives that may be contributing to their “dis-ease”.  Beyond that, hypnosis can be used for countless ways to help us change the way we think. On a more personal level, people benefit from a hypnosis session for increased confidence, helping to stop teeth grinding, more romantic feelings for their partner, decreasing anxiety, improving motivation for exercise, decreasing the desire for junk food, etc.

2. You cannot be hypnotized if you don’t want to be.

Research on training and understanding the human mind and how it works has come a long way.  It is surprisingly easy to change the way we think, and the hypnotherapist’s primary role is to guide the client into a relaxed, focused state so that the client’s subconscious is amenable to suggestions.  We like to say that all hypnosis is self hypnosis. If someone resists being hypnotized, they will most certainly not succeed! The client chooses to “go with” the suggestions given so that they can change an unwanted behavior, etc.  Contrary to popular images on television, the client is in complete control during the entire hypnosis session, and will not do anything he does not want to do.

3. You will not feel hypnotized.

Because hypnosis is an innate, built-in state, there will not be a profoundly different feeling for you while in hypnosis.  Instead, you simply feel relaxed and focused. It is a very natural state, and we actually will dip in out of hypnosis multiple times a day.  Think back to a time when you were driving and once arriving home you realized that you didn’t remember the trip. Or when you are so engrossed in a book you were reading, that you didn’t even hear your spouse talking to you.  When we are watching a good movie, or daydreaming, we are in the same relaxed, focused, brainwave state of hypnosis.


Hypnosis can be an extremely powerful tool for behavior change. Hypnosis Greenville, our clients reduce anxiety, increase their motivation, reduce weight, get rid of bad habits, reduce anxiety, improve relationships, increase confidence, and change limiting beliefs. Try hypnosis in Greenville, South Carolina today, Schedule an appointment with us at Hypnosis Greenville by clicking the button below!