These wise women use hypnosis to eliminate pain and fear from the birthing experience. In the past, the word "hypnosis" conjured up images of stage hypnotists re-creating Elvis, or mesmerizing others into embarrassing situations. Now it is common for hypnosis to be used therapeutically in many areas of medicine, dental and surgical anesthesia and personal therapy sessions. Even so, there are many misconceptions regarding hypnosis that can dissuade those contemplating this powerful tool. Here are a few FACTS:
* All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; the hypnotherapist is only the guide. A person chooses to enter into a hypnotic state, stay in and come out at will.
* Approximately 90-95% of the population can be hypnotized.
* During hypnosis you are neither asleep nor unconscious, and will always "come out" whenever you wish. You are always in complete control.
* You cannot be made to divulge information or do anything against your will while in hypnosis.
*We are all in states of hypnosis many times a day already!
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