What is it like to be hypnotized? Is that state similar to sleep?

Trance state is very often described as a relaxation state. People who have an experience in meditation describe a state similar to the meditation state. However, being hypnotized not always means relaxation. The trance is a state, in which one enters everyday in a very natural way. It is the state in which you go into before falling asleep or while waking up. Relaxation of body and calmness of mind are helpful in entering the hypnotic trance. During the trance one is constantly conscious and has control over what is happening.

Is it possible to stuck or get lost in space-time?

It is impossible! In the worst case one can fall asleep and wake up in a completely natural way. Even if something happens to the therapist, during your trance, you can spontaneously come back to the normal state, without any side-effects. There are many documented cases when danger appeared (e.g. a fire in a building) and hypnotized people came out the trance, even before a person conducting the session had an idea about the danger!

Do I lose control over what is happening during the trance?

It is one of the most popular myths about hypnosis. It is also a myth which caused much damage to hypnosis development. The answer is NO, during the hypnosis one always has the control and knows what is happening! You choose what to say and what to keep for yourself. The image of hypnotherapist who has power over the patient has its roots in a stage hypnosis. The fact that hypnotist chooses a volunteer who is prone to suggestions and acts like he has control over people, is not taken into consideration. The truth is that the volunteer still has a control. If the volunteer would not agree with the suggestion he would immediately reject it and come out of the trance.

How will I know if I can be hypnotised?

In fact, everyone can be hypnotised. However, it is important to remember, that nobody can be hypnotised against his or her will. Every hypnosis is an autohypnosis and if one does not carry out the orders of hypnotherapist he or she will not enter the trance. On the other hand, learning how to enter the trance and autohypnosis is easy to learn.

Is it true that the hypnotised person does not know what happened during the session?

In most cases one remembers everything. But sometimes when one enters a deep trance, he or she can partially forget what happened. In case of any doubts the session can be recorded.

Are there any contraindications against hypnotherapy?

People who can take less advantage from hypnosis are: schizophrenics, mentally ill people, people with clinical depression, people intoxicated by alcohol or on drugs, very old people and very young children. All above mentioned cases can have problems with concentration and carrying out the suggestions.

Is hypnosis dangerous?

Definitely not! Researches show that there is no danger. On the contrary, one can benefit from hypnosis. However, as in case of every kind of therapy it is important to cooperate with a professional.

Can hypnosis be combined with other therapies?

During years of my practice I meet people who are in course of short- or long-term therapies. Combining hypnosis with other kinds of therapy have positive results. Firstly, we amplify the positive effects of what was done before, secondly, usually it is possible to work on a deeper level – enter into the roots of problem and bring healing there. Apart from that I combine a hypnotic trance with energy healing , what has effects unattainable for conventional medicine.

What method do you use while working with person’s energy?

A person is not only a physical body but also a complex energetic structure. For years I have met many healers from all around the world and I have learnt various methods of healing. They enable me to help people more effectively than with hypnosis alone. Those are various techniques which consist of removing the blockades and releasing the potential of self-healing which every one carries inside.

A belief inenergy healing is not necessary to achieve positive effects.

How do you work with people who come from far away and have limited time (e.g. a week)?

When people come to me from abroad and distant places in any country I recommend to hold 2-3 sessions during few days. It is the best to arrange one double session (about 2h) and another one or two single sessions (about 1h). Carrying out to many sessions can exceed the limit of healing processes. It is worth remembering that we initiate those processes on very deep physical-mental-emotional-energetic levels. If follow up is needed there is always a skype option.

For healers, therapists and psychologists

I am a psychotherapist, I attend supervisions, I have a feeling that it sometimes is insufficient to cleanse my work’s burden. What can I do with that?

Your observation, that the supervision is inefficient, is very accurate, unfortunately very rare among practicing therapists. For years I have worked with leading healers and therapists from all around the world and it is obvious that deficiency of energetic cleansing has disastrous consequences.

That kind of work burdens therapists on energetic level. Those kinds of burdens transfer later on other fields of life and the effects are rarely connected with work. The consequences of occupational health, in this case energetic, are visible after some time. The therapists, psychologists and healers are drained. Usually such people find their way to me when the situation is very serious and all other methods fail.

How does the prevention look like?

Firstly, it is important to use all available means by oneself, those are: own therapy, supervision, meditation, mental, emotional, physical, energy cleansing techniques and others. Secondly, one should visit a person who can cleanse and protect (create supporting energetic protection). Most prone to contamination and often seen in my office are psychologists, psychotherapists, healers, acupuncturists, specialists of natural medicine, practitioners of alternative medicine and others who are exposed to disadvantageous energetic burdens.