FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is best described as a state of
focused and narrowed attention where the surroundings become unimportant.
Hypnosis sometimes looks like deep relaxation, however it is not a sleep
Q: What does it feel like to be in
A: You’ll feel extremely relaxed and content.
You are not unconscious and will be able to hear all that’s going on around
you; however you will only pay attention to the hypnotist’s voice and will
follow all suggestions automatically and subconsciously.
Q: What does it feel like after you have
A: You will feel refreshed and full of
energy. Most people obtain a feeling of self-confidence never before
Q: Do hypnotic subjects know what they
A: Hypnotic subjects are always awake and
fully aware of what is going on around them.
Q: Can Ernie VanDenBossche make me do
something I don’t want to do?
A: A person under hypnosis will not and
cannot be made to do anything that they wouldn’t do in a conscious state.
Hypnotized subjects are in complete control of their faculties and will not
violate their own moral code of ethics.
Q: Is Ernie VanDenBossche’s show safe?
A: Yes. Hypnosis itself is 100% safe. There
are no side effects caused by someone going into hypnosis. Ernie is a
Certified Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists who's code of
Ethics guides him and he always keeps in mind the safety of his
Q: Can anyone be hypnotized?
A: Yes, virtually anyone can be hypnotized –
provided they go into the experience with an open mind. However, it is
impossible to be hypnotized against your will. The stronger the will and the
more intelligent the easier it is for a subject to enter the “state”.
Everyone goes into and out of a trance state many times a day: daydreaming,
watching television, working at a computer, becoming so absorbed that you
lose track of time, etc. Willingness, time , circumstances, and the
competence of the hypnotist are all factors in a person being hypnotized.