Hypnosis in Orlando

Myths & Questions~

Kim Croft, board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy

Is certification important?

Almost any hypnotist can become certified by some organization. Do yourself a favor and ask the second question - who or what is the certifying agency, what is their criteria for certification? Does their hypnosis certification provide value to the client?

Most certifying agencies require only that the hypnotist to complete a brief questionnaire, and send in a fee (occasionally continuing education hours sponsored by the certifying agency). The hypnotist may have learned about hypnotism by reading a book or attending a weekend seminar. You can check out the requirements by my hypnosis certifying organizations by clicking on their links on my "About" page.

Myths and Misconceptions

Often there are misconceptions about hypnosis and the hypnotic trance. The client should naturally feel comfortable and free to ask any questions he or she may have about hypnosis. Here are some of them:

Hypnosis is not a panacea, a silver bullet, or a magic wand. Hypnosis is not a substitute for the attention of a licensed care giver in health and related fields such as medical doctor, dentist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. However, hypnosis can compliment that care.

    NOTE: If a client is under the direct care of a licensed care giver, or has a condition that would normally fall under the umbrella of a licensed care giver, Pivotal Hypnotherapy requires written permission from that care giver in the way of a written prescription or referral in accordance with Florida law. I am available by phone to answer questions as well.

Can a hypnotist make you do something that is embarrassing, shocking, or irreversible (cluck like a chicken)? No, you will not do anything you would not think is acceptable. While in hypnosis the client is always aware of what is taking place and may choose to end the session (trance state) at any time. In other words, a hypnotist can not make you violate your own values or accepted patterns of behavior while you are in hypnosis.

Am I under the hypnotist's control? No. All hypnosis is actually self hypnosis. The hypnotist merely facilitates the process. The trance state can be terminated by you, the client, anytime you wish. It is your choice to enter the trance state. You may leave the trance state any time you wish.

Can I get “stuck” in the trance state? No. If you were left in a hypnotic trance state by your hypnotherapist or hypnosis tape you would either return to full consciousness on your own or go into a natural sleep to awaken fully refreshed later.

Any questions or concerns you may have about hypnosis can be addressed during your initial consultation - or at any other time - by your hypnotherapist. If you do not feel comfortable having a discussion with your hypnotist, perhaps you have the wrong hypnotist.

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