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Hypnosis side effects

Hypnosis side effectsHypnosis is a respected and non-controversial treatment for a variety of problems such as addictions, compulsive behavior or fobias. It is exactly because Hypnosis is such a powerful method of treatment, that it can very rarely have unexpected and even dangerous side effects.
Side effects of Hypnosis include tiredness, crisis of identity, insomnia, irritability, fears, panic attacks, deficit of attention, distorted sense of self, confusion, sexually abberant behaviors, unexpected trance-like state, delusional thinking, depression, dizziness, syncope, fearfulness, feelings of guilt, histrionic reactions, impaired memory, nausea, obsessions, changes in personality.
Generally, the negative side effects of Hypnosis can be divided into these categories:
- Problems resulting from unintended suggestions
- Obscuring actual physical health problems
- Suicidal depression
- Panic attacks or psychotic episodes
- Symptom substitution
Side effects and complications of Hypnosis can be defined as unexpected feelings, thoughts or behavior after or during the hypnotic treatment that are in conflict with the intended goals of the hypnosic treatment.
More often than not, any side effects of Hypnosis are mild and transient. Often, patient reaction under hypnosis can be stronger than anticipated, and the patient vividly relives a prior experience. Case in point: The Barney and Betty Hill abduction.
Hypnotists need to pay attention to the fact that their hypnotic suggestions are being taken literally by their patients. One famous side effects of hypnosis was the hypnotic suggestion to an anorexia patient to "always eat everything on your plate". One day, the patient fell ill and vomited on her plate. She then proceeded to eat the vomit.
Another case of unintended hypnotic side effects was that of a person afraid of the dentist, who had been told that as soon as he would "go to the dentist", he would feel "wonderfully sedated". The bad effect was that the "sedation" started quite literally when the patient entered his car and drove to the dentist - endangering his life in the heavy traffic.
All in all, Hypnosis side effects can be managed, but the practitioner needs to be aware of them and be trained to minimize their occurence and severity.

This is our research on the alleged dangers of Hypnosis / adverse effects of Hypnosis and not medical advice!

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1.  Nice Post    Monday, October 15, 2012

I think this article was wrote with responsibility and unbiasedly. Who wrote it? Congratulations to the author and thanks for your contribution. I'm actually a full time practice hypnotherapist and was just looking for some information about hypnosis and its possible side effects.

2.  back4rmthedead    Thursday, November 29, 2012

There is a use of hypnosis which I have experienced that is very negative similar to the movie conspiracy theory with Mel Gibson. My Dad used some form of advanced hypnosis to molest me and then erase the memories, also to make me act feminine against my will when I go through times of extreme stress where someone argues with me intensely and then seems to win the argument, where I start making little girl like noises and skipping like a little kid, everyone around me sees and hears me but I myself am not aware of my actions but I see and hear the other peoples actions and comments, also I will make these long crying or yelling sounds for an extented period of time: it is very upsetting and humiliating but I'm working to reverse it with the power of the Holy Spirit because it is not purely a psychological phenomonon but it is also spiritual.

3.  Markellos Vi    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

...I do not think deep hypnosis is really a safe therapeutic method... ...I prefer semi-hypnosis... ...when people does not fall deep in the hand of the hypnotist... ...when he still can remember what happened when he was deep relaxed... ...Freud advises are very useful... ...still...

4.  The Old One    Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hypnosis opens an avenue into the subconscious. Some traumatic experiences are locked up in the subconscious by a mind knowledgeable about what the individual can tolerate. For anyone other than a trained psychologist, medical doctor or other qualified health professional to apply hypnosis should be illegal.

5.  Is anon mode on    Thursday, August 28, 2014

When I was 13, I was dumb/desperate enough to look up a hypnosis video to just go to sleep. I misclicked and clicked on a femdom hypno video. If a were strait, this would be fine. Alas, I am a aromatic asexual. This means I am basically forever alone and still happy.But this means the video goes against my nature. Been try to get it out since age 15.

6.  Harold    Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dissociative identity disorder.

7.  â„“Ï…cүғυяηιcε.txt    Monday, November 17, 2014

I love self induction. There's not really anything you can do about negative side effects of anything but allow them to limit your perception. Everything has the potential to be both good and bad.

8.  Rick    Saturday, November 22, 2014

I sort of did the same thing, although it didn't really go against my sexual nature. I would however like to find some info on how safe, or unsafe this stuff can be. I'm amazed at how little information there is on this subject. I know its highly addictive, and anything that becomes an addiction can be bad. Have you found any information on it?

9.  ArnieLerma    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The bad effects listed here mirror the horror stories from $cientology...

10.  Dick Dastardly    Thursday, March 26, 2015

Is that Steve Jobs? Tantrums and little girl noises?

11.  Chris    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

You could also be a little bit dissociative. Abusers who know about hypnosis also tend to know how to use naturally occurring defense mechanisms like that to their advantage. Some of my dissociative identities were hypnotized to hide memories from each other against their will, and it's a huge pain in the butt because there is so little information publicly available on how to reverse the process--especially without subjecting oneself to even more hypnosis. I guess I have a lot of prayer ahead of me. I hope you are doing better...

12.  Michael Dotterer    Sunday, October 18, 2015

correct me if im wrong but drug induced hypnosis is the most damaging kind. So is there a way that they use this w subliminal programming? whta would cause someone to set up in the middle of the night and start reciting every account number etc from the last months time at work and not remember it? also is it possible for these methods drug induced or not to be employed in or during sleep. and what would the side effects of this be? And i know this sounds stupid and far fetched but is it possible for this to happen without someones knowledge. i fear you'll think im crazy lol

13.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thank you.

14.  Bill    Monday, July 25, 2016

Visit your local hypnotherapist. They will be able to remove the commands that caused this change. This is a very straightforward procedure for a fresh absorbed suggestion, however, for something that's been in place for a few years may take a little work to remove.

15.  Sahara Ford    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hypnosis and that queen of hypnosis ruined my life. After been under her hypnotic trances, I began to suffer from a biological shift a very negative one. I felt the changes in my body within less than 10-12 hypnotherapy sessions. I told the so called queen of hypnosis. She immediately disregarded my questions and her detrimental actions. From that moment on, my life began to go down hill at the speed of light. Suffering from severe insomnia, depression, anxiety, negative and even thoughts of worthlessness about my life which always lead to depression. Before I was hypnotized by this cereal box certified hypnotist. I had a normal, professional life, I was the stress free person who couldn't be bothered by anything or anyone. I was truly happy. I trusted the devil in sheep's clothing. It has been almost 6 years since my last attempt to get her to help me with these problems. I ended up getting a diagnose of PTSD. This woman and her colleagues have no idea nor the interest in fixing what they broke.

I only allowed myself to get hypnotized, because I thought I was helping an ethical person improve in their career. Instead she used me and abused me like a lab rat.

Yes, it is a fact that you can be hypnotized without your concent. Hypnotist also practice: Wicca, Cards reading, NLP and, all types of mind manipulation for their advantage.

I have also been to several hypnosis conventions held by guilds of hypnotists. It's more like a "Witch Party of haters".

Many hypnotists have been convicted of sexual assaults, paedophiles,frauds etc... Many of them are raving alcoholics and/or very open drug addicts they talk about their crystal meth parties and Botox wine and cheese gatherings.

It is also extremely dangerous that some hypnotists are selling products such as: "Hypnosis for babies". This is a detriment to an infants mind. In order for someone to participate in anything related to the brain, the brain most be fully developed. This is the expert opinion of all paediatricians and doctors with diplomas. Hypnotists are only out there for the money. Professional scammers. Stage hypnosis and hypnotists without a medical diploma are a detriment to society and the human race in general. It is also against the word of God according to many holy scriptures such as : The Bible. Many hypnotists will tell you that hypnosis is recognized by the Catholic Church but, that's not what the word of God specified about these evil practices. Beware, be scared and stay away from charlatans.

16.  Jenny    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hypnotherapy is a fraud. Hypnotists are evil people who critize their clients and make fun of their fears, traumas, concerns. I once listen to a woman hypnotherapist making fun of her client at the same restaurant where they were eating. The unethical drug addict hypnotist who was working illegally in the USA say: "See that woman seating on that table, she is one of my clients. She is so stupid, she is paying me thousands of dollars because she is afraid to drive through a bridge" in her own home town Buffalo NY. Does this sound like professionals who can be trusted with one's mind. Remember hypnosis has zero confidentiality. You will be the mockery who pays to get made fun off, ripped off, humiliated by your condition.

The one place where hypnotists are well known is usually at the bar or the alcohol section at the duty frees.

Some hypnotists background checks are very easy to find. There is one convicted of raping a minor in Florida who now lives in California. Apparently too many people know about him so he hires other hypnotists while still making lots of money, some fraud rapist named himself : " Doctor trance".

He has trained many women in hypnosis particularly the ones who work in cruise ships. They all know about his conviction but, chose to remain silent. Where is the ethics and morals in this dangerous practice they call: Entertainment.

17.  Antoine Belleavance    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Most hypnotherapist are rapists of the mind. Very dark evil people who are very much aware of the damage that they can cause. They rejoice in doing people wrong and making money while they are at it. The client becomes their puppet for that period, they pocket the money, hardly ever declare taxes according to their actual revenues. Their shows are ridiculously over priced.
They never have insurance to protect their clients in case of malpractice which happens way more often than not. Hypnotists are so evil that a lot of them have never been hypnotized because they know the negative repercussions on the human brain. This is one fraud that needs laws,bills, regulations, strict safety measures and liability in case of malpractice. Hypnotists do not usually operate with credit cards or anything else than cash so that their earnings cannot be traced by any government agency. For instance many entertainers amongst reputable cruise ships pay their entertainers in cash at the end of the week before leaving the cruise ship. That way the hypnotist doesn't declare income anywhere therefore frauding not just governments but, people, citizens directly for not contributing their fair share towards the land which allowed them opportunity. If that's all it take to become a hypnotist a two week course where no one ever fails and you get a Mickey Mouse certificate and a Plastic trophy if you are one of the guilds favorite.

18.  Lee Yongert    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hypnosis is mind rape, mind abuse, So many innocent people have fallen for this disgrace. It's not only unethical and full of lies and destruction but, it is also noted in holy scriptures as an evil practice. The bible for instance denounces hypnotists, card reader, mind reader, crystal balls, tarot and anything esoteric as the work of Satan. Hypnosis is not a career is a scam.

19.  happy to be a nonstar    Friday, October 21, 2016

I saw a hypnotist who was certified by the state and very reputable...I only had to see him for one session for help with a gambling addiction..i was conscious of all he said and did..it has been more than helpful for my issue...I think seeing a hypnotist for more than about 3 visits is excessive..I did suffer from insomnia for short period of time...got lots of house work done. I am very happy with my experience, but do suggest you research any person you want to seek for medical treatment and get references...

20.  Shelly Lynn Evans    Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sarah if you " Before I was hypnotized by this cereal box certified hypnotist. I had a normal, professional life, I was the stress free person who couldn't be bothered by anything or anyone. I was truly happy"

Then WHY did you go for hypnotherapy???

21.  Zelara Carsir    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The side effects of hypnosis can be small or very large. I can handle okay the one where I have to say good night to him before I go to sleep or I can't sleep. I just keep pictures of him on my phone, computer and hung on the wall of my apartment and say good night to one of them. That seems to work. The very large and bad one is where he told me that when I finished school that I would follow him in the States. I have to fight the urge to follow him and he has been dead for 7 months now. If I ever lose the battle, I will be dead.

22.  David BG Taylor    Thursday, November 16, 2017

I met a man in a park back in 2010 and went home with him. He convinced me to try anal sex and when I was prostrating he put a small bottle up to my nose. As soon as he did that he entered me and I heard what sounded like a camera flash click from his cell phone. Stupid me, I stayed and kept going back to his place to receive my christening like clockwork between 2-3x/week for years. The substance was alkyl nitrate, and was used to relax the muscles in my body so that penetration would come easy. When in that state the pain of insertion is severely decreased and the pleasure derived from its use was overwhelming. I thought something was odd when I went up to his bedroom as there were several alabaster art pieces on his stairs intending to what I 'perceived' to be a message. Long story short I remember him playing his little games from a relaxed state and telling me that I would 'notice everything'. Since I have been going there, he always spoke to me like he was going to therapist, but I see now that he was playing mind games with me, telling me stuff about me and playing on my thoughts, and did it even though I knew somewhat what was going on. I have experienced weird situations like going to a gas station and thinking it was going to blow up, waking up from a dream where I see fire and smelling lighter fluid, just crazy, messed up stuff. His abuse ended on Remembrance Day when I decided enough was enough, and played a little 'mind game' of my own. A phrase he used to say is 'Bullshit Baffles Brains'. Was this a lesson he was trying to teach me to better myself, or was it a play for the conquest and his ego?

23.  G Coles    Thursday, June 21, 2018

A very biased and incorrect article, followed by a lot of rather strange ill advised (and often off-track) comments from even weirder people by the look of it.

Hypnotherapy (not to be confused with stage hypnosis) is safe (if carried out by a good practitioner) and rarely has any side effects.

It can be very beneficial in many areas, in very few sessions (certainly not 10-12 as quoted).

I have worked in an Oncology unit for many years as a hypnotherapist (on a pro bono basis) after spending four and a half years doing an MSc in the subject. I see great results the majority of the time and am in great demand by doctors and surgeons for their patients as well as to speak the facts at conferences worldwide!

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