Common Hypnosis Questions
- What is Hypnosis?
- Will I "come out" of hypnosis?
- Can I be hypnotized against my will?
- Can I be made to do something in hypnosis that I don't want to do?
- Will I reveal any secrets while under hypnosis?
- Is hypnosis safe?
- Is it true that only weak willed people can succumb to hypnosis?
- Will my church have a problem with hypnosis?
- The Christian Science Church was founded on hypnosis techniques. The Church's founder, Mary Baker Eddy was a client and student of hypnotist Phineas Quimby. After hypnosis helped her overcome illness, she then integrated what she had learned with her Christian faith. Later, after accusations in the New York Times that she had plagiarized Quimby, Mary Baker Eddy separated her church from hypnosis.
- The Roman Catholic Church approved hypnosis by decree in 1847. Pope Pius approved hypnosis for childbirth in 1956.