Is hypnosis safe?

Frequently asked questions

Is hypnosis safe? Completely. There are many myths surrounding hypnosis, including the ideas that people in a hypnotic state may act against their will or reveal private information. These scenarios, often portrayed in books or movies, are fabrications meant merely for entertainment. In truth, the hypnotic state is more like a vivid daydream—where you remain in control and able to direct the thoughts and images that flow through your mind. Morals and ethics remain intact, as does your sense of privacy.

Gentle and safe, hypnosis was approved by the American Medical Association in 1958 as an effective therapy. Best of all, hypnosis is non-invasive and has no side effects. Most people are not aware that they actually undergo hypnosis every day. The trance-like feelings you experience while reading a book, watching a movie, or daydreaming are all hypnotic states characterized by focused attention.