I am a hypnotist and have been hypnotized. Hypnotism really works well for therapy for many people. I know that there are different associations to it, past lives, etc, etc, but many hypnotists won't even go near that just because the mind can indeed make up things. It is when you have the body do ideomotor responses when a more truthful answer is what you are after. Hypnosis is awesome for many aspects, quitting smoking, losing weight, relieving traumic experiences, helping with healing, etc. It doesn't need to be seen as a new-age type of thing. If anyone is ever interested in learning more, I went to HMI (Hypnosis Motivational Institute), wonderful teachers, great people over there.
at 2:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2008