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Truth About Hypnosis: Debunking the Common Myths and Misconceptions

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Posted on Aug 04, 2023, 11 a.m.

There are two types of people in this world. One type is those who are so focused on achieving their goals that they forget their casual routine. For example, a person trying to get promoted will work overtime to make it happen. The other type of people are those who have a tough time focusing on their main goals.

The first type of people goes a long way in life, while the other type is often stuck behind. These people are not able to improve themselves easily. But there is always room for change, and the second type of people can also go to group one. They simply need to learn self-hypnosis and similar techniques. This makes them focus better on what their goals are.

Self-hypnosis is the power of diving yourself so deeply into something that it makes you forget other tasks. Being busy watching a movie for hours or reading a book while losing track of time is a form of a synopsis. Many people compare self-hypnosis with meditation, as it can be done alone.

This article will explain the truth about hypnosis and debunk common myths and misconceptions surrounding this valuable power.

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the experience of entering a state of hypnotic trance when engaging in an activity. Let me explain; suppose you are playing your favorite video game on a Friday night. You keep playing rounds on rounds, and the next thing you know is that it’s 5 AM. This is a form of hypnosis that happens to most people, but only a few can use it positively.

The practice of hypnosis has gone long in history, up to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. However, it was significantly boosted in the 18th Century when Franz Mesmer developed Mesmerism. This term was used for Hypnosis, but later on, everyone agreed on Hypnosis or Self-hypnosis.

Now, why would anyone want to be interested in learning about Self-hypnosis? Believe it or not, it has been one of the most effective ways to counter procrastination and achieve one’s goals. If you want to improve your physical shape or achieve the highest grade, practicing self-hypnosis will help you.

Debunking Common Myths and Misconceptions about Hypnosis

As effective as the process of hypnosis is, some people around the world doubt it that much. People say various things that make the procedure of self-hypnosis seem wrong. Similarly, there are many misconceptions regarding the different self-hypnosis techniques practitioners use.

We are here to debunk those myths and tell you the truth about hypnosis.

1. Hypnosis Is Mind Control

Ah, the classic myth of terming hypnosis as mind control. The people saying that hypnosis is mind control are entirely wrong. They think hypnosis will control their mind and make them do things they would not be willing to do generally. But the truth is that hypnosis can’t do any of that. It is just a way of training your mind to focus better. So the next time someone says that hypnosis is mind control, present them with scientific facts, as discussed later in this article.

2. A Fake Procedure

Many individuals, particularly older generations, believe hypnosis is a scam and ineffective. But there is a lot of statistical data to prove them wrong. For example, in 2020, a study of 90 Women having sleep problems was conducted. The results of self-hypnosis techniques on them showed great promise. About 50-77% of these women showed signs of ease in falling asleep.

3. Hypnosis Is for Weak Minds

This is another misconception about self-hypnosis, and unlike the others, this one seems believable to an extent. Let me explain, people with open minds will be able to improve themselves with self-hypnosis. For example, many people have used self-hypnosis for weight loss. But, in no way can we call this openness of one’s mind a weakness. It can even be called the strength of mind if one can achieve their goals with self-hypnosis.

4. Hypnosis Is Magic

This one might seem like a stupid myth, but it is real. People who think like this do exist in this world. Those who think hypnosis is magic must learn about the different hypnosis courses out there. These courses explain and focus on the scientific aspects of hypnosis. Science proves that hypnosis is related to the psychology and neuroscience of the brain.

5. Hypnosis Practitioners are Scammers

Self-hypnosis is indeed an individual procedure that can be done alone. But you can only learn the standard way through a self-hypnosis class. Some people think that hypnotherapists use these classes for business and do not do much to deserve the money. This contradicts the truth, as they teach you valuable techniques. These techniques will help you get your mind ready for self-hypnosis.

How Can You Achieve Self-Hypnosis?

Now that we have told you about hypnosis, you will wonder how to achieve this practice. The standard procedure for this is to consult a hypnotherapist. However, we will tell you about a few more things regarding getting into self-hypnosis.

The first thing to do is to clear your mind and set your goals straight. Write down what you want to achieve from self-hypnosis. Writing your goals will make them appear clearer so you can better focus on them.

And don’t lose hope. The last thing you want to do is give up on hypnosis too early. Each person has a different mind, and it will take a different duration for you to see the results. So stay focused and keep trying the standard procedure regularly.


It may seem easy to focus on your goals, but most people must work hard. People try different methods to improve their focusing abilities. Self-hypnosis is the best way to improve your focus. It has guaranteed results.

Self-hypnosis enables you to focus better on your goals and work on them. To achieve self-hypnosis, you must clear your mind and focus deeply on your goal.

The preceding article provides a detailed discussion of hypnosis, including the various myths and misconceptions surrounding it. Our goal was to present the truth clearly and easily understandable.

This article was written for WHN by Dan M. who is a content creator that has hands-on experience in digital marketing since 2007. Creating winning content teams is his passion. He has built high-performance teams that have produced engaging content enjoyed by millions of people. In addition to playing ping pong and photography, Dan loves to travel.

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