1. Can I be hypnotized?
According to master hypnotist Dr. George Bien (the trainer's trainer) anyone can be hypnotized. Some faster than others, but it is his experience and our belief that anyone if willing can be hypnotized. We've all "zoned out" before at some point either driving a repetitive stretch of road, or a conversational drone, or the flickering images of the television or a movie screen. Each of us fully aware of our surroundings, but yet somehow not really consciously involved. Being in this state is a lot like being in the state of hypnosis, the difference being in hypnosis, there is a guide so to speak, as well as a specific purpose for being in hypnosis.
2. How effective is hypnosis?
Hypnosis has been proven to be the most effective and fastest route to solve emotional issues. American Health magazine reported in a recent study that Hypnotherapy had a 93% recovery rate after only 6 sessions as opposed to Psychoanalysis which had a success rate of only 38% after 600 session and the Behavior Therapy which had a recovery rate of 72% after 22 sessions.
3. Is Hypnosis sleep?
This is a big misconception. No Hypnosis is not sleep, there is no loss of consciousness. In fact a person can become "super conscious".
4. Am I under a spell, or is my mind being controlled, or "brain washed?"
Absolutely not; if anything, in the hypnotic process you gain more control. People are very concerned about losing control, but if they cannot surrender control when they want or need to when it's in their best interest to, then they are not in control to begin with. Hypnosis works in this way to help a person in hypnosis to be fully in control or to gain control over an existing physical, mental or emotional condition.
5. Is Hypnosis harmful?
No Hypnosis is not harmful. As the "self" is "self-preserving" and the conscious mind never disappears, it simply takes a step back" and becomes the observer, so when one is in hypnosis they are always aware of what's going on. A person cannot generally be made to do anything that they wouldn't consent to otherwise while in hypnosis. The worst thing that can happen is a person in hypnosis will simply fall asleep.
6. What is an induction?
In Hypnosis an induction is a recitation designed to help a person become hypnotized as the induction relaxes the physical body and conscious mind, while it awakens the subconscious mind and prepares it to receive intended suggestions for healing, relaxation and a wide range of subject matter as pre-determined in advance by the client and utilized by audio system with stereo headphones when possible to receive the maximum effect of the audio.
7. How should I use the mp3 audio files available on this site?
For best results listen to your mp3 file at least once a day for 21 days. Use a good to high quality audio system with stereo headphones when possible to receive the maximum effect of the audio. Listen to the recording in a quiet, comfortable location, where you will not be disturbed. Avoid the temptation to fall asleep until you have listened to the recording completely. The recordings are more effectively taken into the subconscious in the state of deep relaxation where you are almost asleep but have not quite given into sleep. Falling asleep will not bring about any harmful effects, but may slow down the rate in which you receive optimal results.