Hypnosis is NOT Razzle Dazzle
In all the years I have been involved with hypnotherapy (27 and counting), it never ceases to amaze me that there are so many people out there who still believe that hypnosis is some over the top, weird and wacky, and even frightening phenomena more akin to a show than a therapy.
Of course, this has not been helped by the myriad or stage performers who make hypnosis seem like this magical process which bewilders and bemuses people into doing things that they would not ordinarily do. Stage Hypnosis, has had it’s time, but that was over a century ago, after Freud ruled it out as a legitimate form of therapy.
Hypnosis has also been hyped up by some practitioners and trainers who credit it with abilities to heal the unhealable and to be a demonstration of the power of the hypnotist. This may be good for the ego of some practitioners, but it does little to help the members of the general public who are looking for assistance.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring phenomena which can be harnessed as a means of delivery for psychotherapeutic interventions. It is as simple as that. No razzle dazzle, just a process which helps people to overcome their psychological, behavioural and emotional issues. Whilst the results of hypnosis can be magical, the process is certainly not magic or anything like it.