Stage hypnosis shows have had people believe that they lose control. That hypnotherapists can control them and make them do stupid things or divulge sensitive information. They needed this mysterious air about it to make it appealing to audiences and it’s a show after all. It’s there for entertainment purposes.
Sometimes at some of my workshops, I’ll come across someone who may be a bit nervous about the Rapid Transformational Therapy session. It’s usually at the moment I mention it’s based on hypnotherapy. So, I would like to make a couple of things clear:
It is like a guided meditation. It takes you into a very relaxed state where you are able to access memories from your subconscious mind. You are always in control. You don’t go anywhere. You know that you are sitting in your home. It’s a bit like being in a nice relaxed state before you drift off to sleep. You can hear everything that’s going on. You know what you are doing.
Your mind is relaxed which is why you can access things that help you understand why you are behaving the way you do now. Sometimes we go to scenes that are uncomfortable. I tell the participants that they are not reliving it. They can imagine looking at the scene on a TV screen which helps them abstract from it.
So, to clarify matters, this is not staged hypnosis. You will not cluck like a chicken!