We are a team of professional hypnotists dedicated to providing you with 3 hypnosis benefits:
- Help individuals create healthier lifestyles (stop smoking, manage weight, reduce stress)
- Help individuals heal (overcome phobias, process trauma and grief)
- Provide hilarious, clean stage entertainment that everyone can enjoy
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness where the subconscious level of the mind is in a state of hyper-suggestibility. A person enters hypnosis through an induction or guided relaxation, usually by a hypnotist. Hypnosis works by bypassing the critical conscious mind and speaking directly to the unconscious in a language which it understands such as pattern, association, and metaphor.
A state of hypnosis is only achieved with the “permission” of the conscious mind. Though the unconscious mind is being accessed through hypnosis, and governing what the hypnotized person does and experiences, the conscious mind is always present and able to step in to prevent the person from doing something that they might otherwise regret. Inhibitions may be lessened when in hypnosis, but a hypnotized person will never violate their morals or beliefs, or divulge personal information or secrets that that they would not share in a normal state of mind. The conscious mind protects our minds and bodies at all times while we are in hypnosis.
H3 Hypnosis offers two kinds of hypnosis: stage and clinical hypnosis. Check out our pages on both to learn more about what they are and how we use them.
We have trained with some of the most renowned hypnotists in the country to bring the highest quality clinical hypnosis to Iowans.
Myths About Hypnosis
Someone who is hypnotized surrenders their will to the hypnotist.
Hypnosis is all about suggestibility, which means that everything the hypnotist asks or tells the subject is just that: a suggestion. Even in the deepest states of hypnosis, a person is always able to reject suggestions that do not align with their morals or beliefs, or would put them in any kind of danger.
The conscious mind can keep you safe without bringing you out of hypnosis. For example, if someone who is hypnotized is asked to walk in a straight line, but there is a chair directly in front of them, the person will walk around the chair even though they don’t see it, and will believe that they walked in a completely straight line.
People can get stuck in hypnosis.
People cannot get “stuck” in hypnosis. You are always capable of bringing yourself out of hypnosis, because the hypnotic state relies on your conscious mind allowing your unconscious to take over and be accessed by the hypnotist. This means that at any time, your conscious mind can step back in and bring you out of hypnosis if the need arises. For instance, if your hypnotist were to leave while you were still under hypnosis, you would wake up naturally on your own, much like waking up in the morning after you’ve been asleep.
Only people who are weak-minded, submissive, or gullible can be hypnotized.
This could not be further from the truth. In fact, being hypnotized takes an incredible amount of focus to be achieved. People with vivid imaginations are better able to be hypnotized, and control over the self–that is, the strength of mind for consciousness to step aside and allow the unconscious mind to take over–is an important aspect of someone’s ability to be hypnotized.
Hypnotists can make people do things they don’t want to do, and give away their personal information and secrets.
A hypnotized person will not do anything against their moral or ethical values. Any secrets or personal information you would not usually share is safe when you are being hypnotized. A vegetarian will not eat meat if they would not do so in a normal state, and no one will give out their bank account information unless they would do so regularly. A person under hypnosis is always in control of their words and actions. Hypnosis may help remove some inhibitions, but the conscious mind is always present and protecting you.