What is Hypnosis and How Can I use it?

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Written by:
Richard Aiken MD, PhD

There are many myths about hypnosis. One of the most common myths is that someone takes control of your mind and programs you like a computer. This is not true. No one can be hypnotized if they do not wish to be, and you cannot be made to do anything in hypnosis that would be contrary to your values. No one can violate your free agency. Similarly, no one can make you reveal anything in hypnosis that you don’t wish to reveal.