The hypnosis primer

You’re growing tired.

Your eyelids are getting heavy.

You’re feeling verrry sleepy.

“It has taken centuries for medical hypnosis to regain credibility,” says Penn State psychology professor William Ray.

Now, MayoClinic.com has posted a common sense article.

My favorite section is the “myths about hypnosis.”

  • When you’re under hypnosis, you don’t lose your personality, free will, or personal strength.
  • The hypnotherapist doesn’t control you.
  • Most people remember everything that occurred under hypnosis.
  • You cannot be put under hypnosis unless you consent.

Other topics covered in the article.

  • What is hypnosis?
  • Who is hypnosis for?
  • Types of hypnosis
  • How to choose a qualified professional
  • Risks of hypnosis

7/3/07 21:36 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.