Tune into Hypnosis For Your Health for an interesting discussion on Christianity and hypnosis. One of the many misconceptions about hypnosis is that you lose control – that they hypnotherapist has some form of control over you. Nothing could be further from the truth. all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. In-spite of what you saw in the Manchurian Candidate, I or no other hypnotist can make you do anything that you don’t want to do. The misconception that hypnosis opens you up to evil forces is prevalent in many religious faiths. I have sat in the church pew and heard the minister preach against hypnotherapy. As a Christian, it saddens me that due to lack of awareness and education, false information is coming from the pulpit.

We move from one trance to another trance all the time. There are driving trances, stress trances, eating trances, TV trances, reading trances, music trances and on and on. From my perspective, when I was mindlessly eating, in my eating trance, that was the devil at work within me. As a Christian, you know that your body is the temple of God; you are the caregiver to this temple. If you are overweight, how goood of care are you givng to God’s temple?  Hypnosis is really taking control of the trance that you are in. I now have control over what I am eating and how much I am eating.

I found an interesting article, Faith & Hypnosis, by Nicolas Giroux. If you have faith concerns about hypnotherapy, this article is well worth reading.

Tune in on Tuesday, January 8, January 22, 2008, at 3:00 PM to KKNW 1150 on your AM dial if you are in Puget Sound to my radio show, Hypnosis For Your Health. My guest is Chaplain Paul Durbin who is a retired Methodist Military and Hospital Chaplain and a well respected hypnotherapist. Out topic is Faith and Hypnosis. The entire show is dedicated to discussing this subject. If you are outside the broadcast area for KKNW, or are reading this at a later date, you can also listen to Hypnosis For Your Health here on Hypnosis Health Radio.