Is Hypnosis real? Does Hypnosis work? Uses of Hypnosis?

Is Hypnosis real? Does Hypnosis work? Uses of Hypnosis?

Is Hypnosis real? Does Hypnosis work? What can Hypnosis be used for?

Short version … If it works. If it is real, there are scientific studies that show it. It can be very useful in many health problems, physical and mental, such as chronic pain, phobias, motivation, quitting smoking, elimination of bad habits, control of addictions such as pornography for example, reduction and weight control among others.

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If you think that hypnosis is that with a snap of my fingers I can sleep (hypnotize) a person, put him/her totally under my control, do with person what I want, even exploit him or abuse him physically or sexually … well that it is not hypnosis.

If with the use of hypnosis I could totally control the minds of people then I would be a millionaire keeping many people under my control.

If you think that hypnosis is a magic power, hidden, enchantments, demonic possession … a magic force promoted by the devil or diabolical demoniac entities … well that’s not hypnosis either.

So what is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is concentration totally focused on something, someone, or a goal. Hypnosis causes the hypnotic state where you more easily access your subconscious and therefore you can accept suggestions more easily and thus you create positive changes that will help your physical and mental health. Or as an instrument in better personal development, or in your profession or your work.

The Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist is a guide, a coach that helps you enter in hypnosis or self-hypnosis so you can enjoy the hypnotic state and create positive changes in your life.

In the last 50 years more studies have been done that show how hypnosis affects our mind and body. If you do a search for scientific articles you will find positive information about hypnosis.

Certainly there is still a lot to learn, but we know that hypnosis is real and that hypnosis works, of course not 100%.

The first thing is that hypnosis is a technique. It is not magic, it is not special power, it is not enchantments.

The technique itself is very easy to learn. Using it properly and effectively involves training and experience, so that’s why you must consult with a Health Care Professionals that practices hypnosis or a Professional of Hypnosis, or a Consulting Hypnotist. Always check credentials, testimonials, experience and memberships.

It is important to note that hypnosis suffers from two extremes … those that say it is not real, it does not work, it is diabolical. And those who go to the other extreme and say with hypnosis you can cure everything, it is miraculous, hypnosis is a especial power and with it you can achieve everything in life.

Both sides are false. Hypnosis is not magic, hypnosis is no demonic, hypnosis is not special power, hypnosis does not cure everything, hypnosis is not a magic pill, and hypnosis does not work 100%.

If you have seen a Stage Hypnosis show probably you observed people who seem to be under the control of the hypnotist, who do things they would not normally do, hands that stick, people who forget names, people who do not see what is in front of them or who see something that does not exist.

Is this hypnosis?

Yes it is, and certainly it happens that during hypnosis a person can see something that does not exist, or not see something that exists. It’s all about understanding more how hypnosis works and how the mind works.

Let me give you some simple examples.

If you wear glasses. Has it ever happened that you are looking for your glasses and you have them on?

So you did not see your glasses, even when they were there.

Have you ever been looking for your car keys and suddenly realize that you have them in your hand?

So for a few seconds or minutes you have what is called a negative hallucination … you did not see or did not feel something that was there.

Have you ever conversed with people who are so closed in their beliefs that they do not see what others see?

Many smokers believe that smoking relaxes, which it is totally false … but the interesting thing is that it certainly relaxes them.

These are all very similar to hypnosis in the sense that the person’s mind is totally focused on an idea or a belief.

What has this useful or good for you? How Hypnosis can help you?

Hypnosis can use the power of your mind, the power of your imagination, the power of your subconscious to help you change beliefs that are negative for your life in positive ones.

If you have beliefs (and I do not mean religious beliefs, but things that you believe are true or false) that limit your life, hypnosis can help you establish what is true or false about that belief.

It can help you with chronic pains. It will not cure them but it will help control and reduce the sensation of pain. It can help you control and manage your weight. To stop smoking. To change negative habits, it can help you with addictions, for example Hypnosis can help you with addiction to pornography and other addictions.

It can help you with fears, phobias, depression, sleep better, relax, motivation, greater concentration in your studies or work.

Hypnosis can help you in your personal motivation.

There is much, much more positive to say about hypnosis, but to not do this extra long, we leave it here for the time being. I hope this will clarify your doubts about hypnosis.

Blessings and Profound Peace,

Olivier Hidalgo
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.

Christianity and Hypnosis. A Christian and Hypnosis.

Christianity and Hypnosis. A Christian and Hypnosis.

Christianity and Hypnosis. A Christian and Hypnosis.


Hypnosis is not mentioned in the Bible.
There is nothing in the Bible against Hypnosis.
Hypnosis is safe as practised by a trained Hypnotherapist, Hypnotist and/or Consulting Hypnotist.
Most Christian religions are ok with Hypnosis.
There is no verifiable and reliable information about demoniac possession caused by Hypnosis.
I’m a Christian and practice Hypnosis.

Some of the most often questions I get about Hypnosis and a Christian.

Is hypnosis dangerous for a Christian?

Should a Christian get involved in Hypnosis?

Should a Christian practice Hypnosis?

Is hypnosis witchcraft, divination or incantation?

Is it ok for a Christian to be hypnotized?

Is it true that Hypnosis opens to demoniac possession?

Is Hypnosis demonic corruption?

Let’s start by clarifying that I am a Christian, I’m a hypnotist, I practice hypnosis and self-hypnosis every single day.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a technique that take us to the hypnotic state. During the hypnotic state we bypass the Critical Faculty also called Critical Factor. We access the subconscious mind more easily and accept suggestions more easily.

Hypnosis is total and focused concentration. It is not an empty mind. It is not divination, it is not witchcraft.

Christians that are against hypnosis say …

Hypnosis is against the Bible … well, the word hypnosis does not exist in the Bible.

What hypnotherapists and hypnotists do during hypnosis is against the Bible.

There is nothing in the Bible against having your mind very concentrated or focused. And there is nothing in the Bible against accessing your subconscious. The fact is that we access our subconscious mind many times every single day.

If someone tells you that accessing your subconscious is bad, then you cannot drive, because when you drive, you access your subconscious.

Hypnosis is against the Bible because it is divination as mentioned in …

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 King James Version (KJV).

10 There shall not be found among you any one that make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that use divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

The problem here is that these Christian religions or Christians do not know what hypnosis is. They base their opinion in someone else’s opinion that probably saw a Stage Hypnosis show and do not understand how the show works and how our mind works.

Hypnosis as practiced by most Hypnotherapists, Hypnotists and Consulting Hypnotists is not divination, it is not charm, it is not incantation and absolutely hypnosis is not magic or witchcraft.

I realize that hypnosis specially in Stage Hypnosis, looks like magic, a special power, but it is not … it is the mind power of the hypnotized and therefore any volunteer can say no to a suggestion that he or she does not like.

Let’s clarify some points.

Stage Hypnosis is a show so the hypnotist makes it look like magic and special power.

I get asked … so How a person forget his name in Hypnosis? How a person gets her hands stuck to a table in Hypnosis? How a person see things that are not there or does not see things that are there?

It is a combination of 3 things … the ability of the hypnotist to guide you into the hypnotic state, your ability to access your subconscious and suggestion.

Not to make this too long … all the hypnotic phenomena happens thanks to your suggestibility … to your ability to access your subconscious and believe something as true.

To give you a very simple example … many smokers believe that smoking relaxes … and when they are under stressful situations they smoke and relax because their subconscious mind believes this to be true.

Of course this explanation is simplistic, there are more factors involved but the point is that if your subconscious mind believes something as true it makes it true.

If your subconscious mind believes your hand is stuck to the table … even if your conscious mind say “that’s not true … it is false”, it acts as if were true and you cannot unstuck your hand from the table.

Nothing magic here, no incantation, no demon helping the hypnotist, no demoniac possession here .. just the power of your mind.

Let me give you another example.

Some people that drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes, when they quit drinking they continue to smoke and they tell you … “quitting smoking is more difficult that quitting drinking”, which in reality is false, but because they believe is true, it gets more difficult to quit smoking.

Some Christians say … Hypnosis is a potential for occultism, Hypnosis is dangerous, Hypnosis opens your mind to demoniac possession.

Let’s answer here … everything can be dangerous … you can kill someone with a scalpel, which used by competent Doctor can save lives … you can promote immoral practices using the Bible, for example.

Slavery is accepted in the Bible … and some people that promote slavery say … “Slavery is accepted in the Bible”.

Exodus 21

21 “Now these are the rules that you shall set before them. 2 When you buy a Hebrew slave,[a] he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. 3 If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out alone. 5 But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ 6 then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.

Of course when the Bible was written slavery was accepted … we now do not accept slavery, and at the same time it all depends on the interpretation you give to the Bible in that point.

There is no scientific information about demoniac possession as a result of hypnosis. There is no scientific information about a person doing something against his or her moral principles as a result of being hypnotized. Of course they are videos and websites promoting false information but when you ask them for valid or reliable information, they do not have it. Or if you ask them to show credentials or verifiable resources, again they do not have them.

Hypnosis as any technique used by someone that does not have experience and training and does not know what he or she is doing can be dangerous. That’s the reality for any technique related to the mind.
The key here is … if you are going to try hypnosis … if you want to experience hypnosis you do not go with a person that watched a couple of hypnosis videos in youtube … you go to someone that has credentials, training and experience … the same way if you do with any other thing in life.

In reality Hypnosis is a very useful technique for a religious, a spiritual person … a Christian.

The Christian and Hypnosis. Why should a Christian use hypnosis?

Hypnosis is total concentration, total focus on something, a person or a goal. The hypnotic state allows a better connection with the subconscious, suggestions are accepted more easily and therefore the creation of positive changes.

Hypnosis is a technique that helps you focus your mind on something, someone, or a goal.

Some reasons why hypnosis can be useful for a Christian.

Contemplative prayer or Christian meditation is very similar to meditation, contemplation and self-hypnosis. Obviously they are not exactly the same, the techniques, procedures and the goals are different.

Hypnosis being a technique that teaches you how to enter total concentration helps you to enter into contemplation at the time of prayer to establish a better communication with God.

Do you need Hypnosis to communicate better with God?

No, absolutely not if you pray with devotion or use contemplative prayer or Christian Meditation.

That being said … Hypnosis being a technique that helps you understand how your mind works, it allows you to improve your communication skills as a human being and therefore your ability to love and be tolerant with other human beings.

Some people say … “Prayer is our means of communication with God. Intuition is God’s means of communication with us. ”

Hypnosis and self-hypnosis can help you pray with more faith and improve your intuition.

What I’m saying here is that Hypnosis as being a technique that teach you how to concentrate better, can help you to concentrate better when you pray.

If you are curios about Hypnosis, ideally look for a Health Care Professional that has training and experience in Hypnosis and he or she is a Christian.

If you concerned about Hypnosis but at the same time curious and would like to try it.

I always say … first consult your Doctor … consult with a Cristian that has experience with Hypnosis, not just with a person that tried once and decided against hypnosis.

Three reasons why some Christian leaders do not want their members to experience hypnosis.

The first one and more important … they do not know what Hypnosis is but they do not want to recognize their ignorance about the subject.

One of the main benefits of experiencing or practicing hypnosis is that you learn more how your mind works and therefore learn to defend yourself more efficiently when others want to control you.

For example, I have a friend who uses a lot of what is called Reverse Psychology, when you basically say the opposite of what you want, and interestingly many times she gets what she wants. It works, of course not all the time.

When learning hypnosis, or self-hypnosis or experiencing hypnosis we learn and understand better how our mind works and we can anticipate better when someone is trying to control us and trying to manipulate our beliefs.

For this reason, some religious leaders do not want you to learn how to defend yourself from their suggestions and therefore do not like the idea that you learn how your mind works and how to defend yourself.

Have you noticed that many religious leaders tell their followers … “Do not discuss religion with someone who contradicts what we believe. They want to confuse you. They are agents of the devil. ”

The reality is that they are afraid that you think for yourself. For the same reason they do not like you to practice self-hypnosis or hypnosis that teach you how your mind works and think for yourself.

Another reason is that when you really understand better hypnosis or self-hypnosis you realize that there is nothing demoniac or diabolical in it.

The whole point is Hypnosis is a technique. Used properly can help you a lot.

As a Christian if you have a very powerul and close relationship with God you do not need Hypnosis at all, but if you want to experience Hypnosis you can be sure there is nothing in the Bible againts it.

Again … I’m a Christian. I’m a Hypnotist. I practice Hypnosis and self-hypnosis every day … and the first and last thing I do during a day … I pray and thank God for my blessings.

Blessing and Profound Peace.

Olivier Hidalgo.
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.

The Dangers of Hypnosis. Hypnosis is demonic possession. Hypnosis is the possession of the spirit.

The Dangers of Hypnosis. Hypnosis is demonic possession. Hypnosis is the possession of the spirit.

The Dangers of Hypnosis Hypnosis is demonic possession. Hypnosis is the possession of the spirit. Hypnosis is diabolic. Hypnotists use demonic entities to help them in their magic.

This is a subject we have already discussed before.

No, Hypnosis is not the possession of the spirit.

No, Hypnosis is not diabolical possession.

No, Hypnosis is not demonic possession.

No, Hypnosis is not a portal for diabolical entities or for the occult.

Many times when I talk abut hypnosis I mention the hypnotic phenomenon of the hand stuck to a table thanks to the hypnotic suggestion, someone has criticized me saying that I do this with the help of diabolic entities, or that during hypnosis I open a portal for demonic entities that keep the hand of my client stuck to the table.

They also mention that the Bible condemns Hypnosis and that I should repent for practicing hypnosis.

I’m a Christian … I totally believe in God, and He is part of every day in my life … and I help clients with hypnosis and I do self-hypnosis myself. There is nothing in the Bible against hypnosis. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help us reach our goals.

The problem with those who condemn hypnosis is ignorance of what hypnosis really is. Or wanting to hide from their followers that they use suggestion or other mental techniques to influence their followers, and if their followers understand hypnosis they will be less vulnerable.

Also they do not understand the Bible neither … again I challenge you to find the word hypnosis in the Bible. You won’t find it … and if you understand that hypnosis is total focused concentration … well, there is nothing in the Bible against concentration or accessing the subconscious mind.

When you learn, practice or experience hypnosis you become more aware of those who try to control your life. You learn more how the mind works and how negative beliefs can influence your life in a negative way.

All the hypnosis condemnation as dangerous and demonic is … “ignorance”. And I do not say it in an offensive way, but in not knowing, not knowing and many times in taking as true the information that comes from someone who also has no idea of ​​what hypnosis really is.

Hypnosis is not magic, or witchcraft, or divination, or spiritualism, or even mind control.

Hypnosis is a state of total concentration that allows us to more easily access our subconscious.

Again … Hypnosis is total concentration … it’s access to the subconscious … and a way to access the subconscious is images, it’s emotions.

A simple exercise, short and apparently childish … NOTE: this exercise is similar to what I do with my clients, but it is not exactly the same, since the technique requires time, knowledge and experience, but I use it here as an example.

Read the whole exercise first and then do it … it is fun, easy and shows you how your mind works.

Part one … put your hand on a table. Now consciously repeat “my hand is glued to the table”, repeat this consciously several times for a minute or two. Stop repeating and move away your hand from the table.

What is going to happen?

Possibly nothing. You will be able to separate your hand from the table very easily.

Part two … put your hand on a table. This time, breath deeply two or three times. Mentally, repeat in your mind that your hand is stuck to the table. In your mind see the image of your hand and fingers stuck to the table. Use the emotion and feel your hand and fingers glued to the table.

Mentally ask yourself.

Which one feels more stuck? The hand or the fingers? Feel your hand and fingers totally glued to the table.

Then in your mind feel your hand and fingers more stuck to the table.

Now try to separate the hand from the table. You will discover something very interesting … it will be more difficult for you to separate your hand from the table than in part one.

Note … if your hand gets stuck completely … do not worry … just see in your mind that your hand is free and that you are able to unstuck it from the table … it might take a couple of seconds.

I assure you that you will see and feel a difference between part one and part two. It may be that the difference is very small but there will certainly be a difference.

Are there any diabolical entities that made it harder for you to separate your hand from the table?

Did this open your mind to diabolical possession?

No, and no … in both cases.

It is simply the use of the power of the mind … notice several factors.

In part two I ask you to relax (deep breathing). I ask you to use your imagination or visualize which it is a very powerful tool of the mind. I ask you to use emotion, which is certainly a power that creates changes.

Have you noticed that many pastors and politicians use what is mentioned in Part Two in their speeches? Relaxation (or excitement) … imagination … emotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE. If you do this exercise yourself or with friends please first make sure you are in a quiet, safe place, that you are not driving a car or that you are not doing something that needs your full attention. Never do this exercise if you have heart disease, have a mental illness, suffer from epilepsy or are under medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment.

Why the important note?

Simple because Hypnosis is total concentration. It is total attention. And if you concentrate and pay full attention to this exercise … you will not pay attention to other things.

The whole point of this exercise is to show you that there is a difference between using suggestions consciously and when they are used accessing the subconscious (hypnosis). And that there is no demonic intervention in this hypnotic phenomenon.

On the other hand we have already mentioned and proved several times that the word Hypnosis does not exist in the Bible and that there is nothing in the Bible against totally concentrating, or paying attention totally (Hypnosis).

Let’s clarify that like all techniques and tools, Hypnosis in the hands of someone who does not know what he/she is doing can be dangerous. That Hypnosis can be used in combination with other mental techniques in mind control and in occultism … but beware, please do not misrepresent my words … a scalpel can be dangerous … the misuse of the Bible can be dangerous … the Bible can be used for Mind Control and Occult.

Does the above mean that we are never going to use a scalpel or that we are not going to use the Bible because of the danger they can represent?

No, absolutely no.

A scalpel in the hands of a person who knows what she/he is doing can save a life.

The Bible in the hands of those who really practice the teachings of Jesus can bring love, tolerance and peace to the world.

Likewise, Hypnosis in the hands of a person that knows what she/he is doing can create many positive changes in another person or himself/herself.

Ah … so if Hypnosis is used inappropriately or by someone who does not know what he/she is doing, it can cause demonic possession?


As far as I know, there is no case … I repeat, there is no scientifically documented case of diabolical possession as a consequence of entering into hypnosis.

And pay attention … you are never “under the total control of the hypnotist” … you enter a hypnotic state by using hypnosis which is a technique of total concentration.

On the Internet you will find cases and videos of people that mention … ex hypnotist who reveals that hypnosis is diabolical possession … ex hypnotist who reveals the dangers to the spirit by using hypnosis. Real witnesses of diabolical possessions for practicing hypnosis, etc.

When they are challenged to show credentials or documentation or real evidence … real scientific evidence. They do not have it and they look for excuses or false justifications.

Of course they cannot present the evidence … there is no documented case of diabolical possession by hypnosis.

Did you know, for example, that Epilepsy is mentioned in the Bible as a demonic possession?

I imagine you already know that Epilepsy is a neurological disorder.

Blessings and Profound Peace,

Olivier Hidalgo
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.

Always follow your dreams.

Always follow your dreams.

Always follow your dreams … never … never … never give up.

Everything begins in your mind and your emotions.

Your thoughts create your emotions, your emotions create your actions. Your actions create your future.

Life is about choice. Choice to be happy and inner peace.

Always remember … you are an amazing human being … and you must believe in yourself.
If you believe in God .. well going created you for a very beautiful reason … so believe in yourself. You are amazing.

If you do not believe in God … you are a only one in the whole world, no one is like you. You are amazing.

Everything that is in your life, in way or another, was created by you. So if you don’t like the results, well start thinking and acting in a different way.

Count your blessing, seek inner peace … be like a child, enjoy life every day. Like a young person full of energy for a better future. Like an adult, think in a positive way. Manage your emotions. Take action.

Take Positive Actions … Positive thinking without actions is like a sport car without gasoline … it does not take you anywhere.

Blessings and Profound Peace.

Olivier Hidalgo,
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.

NLP Hypnosis Services.

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You can visit us at our office in London, Ontario Canada, or we can visit you at your home or office.

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Home visits and via Skype available during business hours and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-9PM. (Same rates within London area).

Session cost for individual is $75+HST/hour. If you pay for more than one session at the time you get a discount.

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The regular cost for group sessions:

2 people: $37+HST/person/hour.
3-8 people: $25+HST/person/hour.

I’m willing to negotiate depending of the number of participants and the group focus.

The cost could be reduced to a minimum of $14+HST/hour/person for low income families, non-profit organizations, veterans, seniors and students.

It all depends on what do you want to do or accomplish.

In our office at 151B York Street, London, Ontario, Canada.
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For small groups, 2 to 8 people. If a member of the group is not able to experience hypnosis … it is FREE for him or her.

Similar to my guarantee that if you visit my office or I visit you at your home or business or via Skype and you do not go into Hypnosis, I will refund your money, 100%.

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NLP Hypnosis Centre.

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Is Hypnosis Demonic?

Is Hypnosis Demonic?

My answer to a person that continues to say that hypnosis is demonic and I deceived and he will pray for me.

Thank you very much for praying for me. God is part of my life everything single day, therefore if someone prays for my wellbeing, it is highly appreciated.

God knows my heart, soul, mind and body and He knows I practice hypnosis and self-hypnosis every single day and He knows there is nothing in hypnosis that it is against Him or the Bible.

Only people who don’t know what hypnosis really is, or how the mind works, or don’t understand the Bible believe that hypnosis is diabolic or demonic.

When I was studying in Belgium, I traveled to Spain and met a person who told me a story.

His grandfather lived in an area of the country, where they were just a few people. Many of them have never seen an airplane, even some of them didn’t know they existed.

So one day, a couple war planes passed by and many got so scared, because they never had seen one, that they started to believe the end of world was coming and demons were flying around to take possession of them.

They run crying the end of the world is coming, demons are coming, because they did not understand what an airplane was.

So, someone explained to them what an airplane was, and most accepted the idea, although some still believed they were not airplanes, but demons flying, and there a myth was created around the people that there was a time demons were flying to take possession of the people.

The same with Hypnosis … most people that see hypnosis as demonic don’t really know what hypnosis is. Even if some one explains to them what hypnosis really is, some still decide to continue believing what is false, that hypnosis is demonic.

May God bless your heart and give you a lot of peace and love.

Olivier Hidalgo
NLP Hypnosis

Hypnosis is demonic. Hypnosis is demoniac.

Hypnosis is demonic. Hypnosis is demoniac.

I was called Fake Christian and Witch Doctor.

I was called a fake Christian and a Witch Doctor for a person that believes hypnosis is demonic, diabolic, is a potential for occultism, a potential for demonic possession and it is condoned by the Bible.

Is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy Demonic or against the Bible?

Hypnosis is total concentration. Is learning.

Hypnosis is total focused concentration. The Hypnotic State allows us to access our subconscious mind and accept suggestions more easily.

The world hypnosis is not mentioned in the Bible and there is no indirect mention to hypnosis in the Bible.

Is Hypnosis demoniac or diabolic?


Is Hypnosis a potential for occultism and demonic possession?


Is Hypnosis condemned by the Bible?


Let me explain by starting for the most important part.

Hypnosis is a technique, not a special power. Is not 100% effective. Sometimes does not work at all.

I was yesterday in a family demonstration. As part of my hypnosis business I visit groups and families at their home.

It was a group of four adults and during our initial conversation I noticed that one of the persons didn’t really want to participate and it was there basically to make her spouse happy.

So to make a long story, short … she was not able to experience hypnosis because she didn’t want to participate. And it was not her fault. Even that does not mean that she could not experience hypnosis later or with another hypnotist. The reazon why I’m saying this is is to show that a person cannot be forced to experience hypnosis.

Most people that believes hypnosis is demonic use Deuteronomy 18, 9 as source

9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

Hypnosis, as practiced today by Health Care Professionals, Hypnotherapists, Hypnotists, Consulting Hypnotists, even Stage Hypnotists, is a technique based in total concentration.

Hypnosis does not use divination, sorcery, engages in witchcraft or cast spells.

Hypnosis is total focused concentration in something, or someone, or a goal for example.

Hypnosis is the use of our subconscious mind so we can create positive changes.

If you watch a hypnosis video you won’t see any divination or sorcery, you won’t see any witchcraft, you won’t see anyone casting spells.

The problem with some people that are against hypnosis based in the Bible is that their base their opinion in very old and misleading information.

There was a time that a lot of people believed that hypnosis was a special power that only a few had. We now know there is no magic, no special power. Hypnosis, is a technique that everyone can learn.

There is no a diabolic or demonic entity guiding the hypnotist. There is no scientifically verified case were the person had suffered demonic possession because of hypnosis.

If you search the Internet or YouTube you will find many videos talking about the demonic side of hypnosis, or that hypnosis and hypnotherapy are demonic.

As soon as you ask them for verifiable data they get upset with you and call you sinner or fake Christian, if you are Christian like me.

In my opinion of course it is important that if you are going to use hypnosis, you do it under the supervision of someone who knows what she or he is doing. You see a lot of YouTube videos about hypnosis from people that really don’t know that much about hypnosis.

Hypnosis like any technique, or tool or technology can be dangerous if used for someone that does not know what he or she is doing. That being said, this does not mean at all hypnosis is demonic or that you could be in danger of demonic possession while in Hypnosis.

The fact is that in the last 300 years we have learned a lot about hypnosis and how the mind works. During that time there is not even one case where a person was possessed while practicing hypnosis, even with all the mistakes some called hypnotists make.

Even in Stage Hypnosis there has not been any case of a person who was possessed by diabolic entities while participating in Stage Hypnosis.

Some of the phenomena during hypnosis … specially in Stage Hypnosis, are forgetting names, forgetting numbers, getting stuck to a table or getting stuck to a chair of the floor for example.

There is no magic in the phenomena, there is no diabolic presence. It is just the power of your mind that is so concentrated in something in particular and the ability of the hypnotist to guide you there.

And these are for a short period of time. If you come to my office and as part of teaching you how your mind works I might guide you into forgetting number six and then I ask you to count from one to 10. If your subconscious take the information, you will forget number six

There is no magic in guiding you into forgetting a number, a name or getting stuck to something. There is no demonic entity making you to do that. It is just the use of the concentration power of your mind.

Probably you have had the experience of being so concentrated in doing something that you forget or ignore everything around you.

In Stage Hypnosis forgetting names, forgetting numbers, getting stuck to a table or to the floor are used for fun. I use them in my office or when I visit clients to show them the power of their mind.

Learning why and how your subconscious mind gets your hands stuck to a table, even when there is no reazon for it, shows my clients awareness and control. Because having the hands stuck to table is a very powerful metaphor or example of how the subconscious mind works.

Let me explain you why. I’m going to make this as simple and as short as I can.

The subconscious mind does not distinguish between true or false. It accepts what is familiar or believe to be true. If a child is told that he or she is a loser, that he will never do something good in life, specially if he is told this by his parents or any other authority figure, as a teacher for example, his subconscious mind will accept this as true.

When the child becomes an adult. Consciously he knows he is able to do a lot of good things, but his subconscious believes he is a loser, so his life becomes a constant struggle and fight because “he is stuck to the idea that he is a loser”.

When a client experience hypnosis, sees and understand how his mind can get him stuck … he realizes how powerful his mind is and can do positive changes in his or her life.

Many people who smoke will tell you that smoking relaxes them. They consciously know this is false, but at one time in their life their subconscious mind was made to believe this as true. There is nothing in a cigarette that helps them relax but their subconscious mind believes it relaxes … so they actually relax when they smoke.

Like the hands stuck to the table … they are stuck to believe they are losers. They are stuck to believe smoking relaxes.

Like the hands stuck to the table … they are stuck to believe cigarettes relax.

Many people that has been physically or sexually abused believe (in their subconscious) that it is their fault. Consciously they know it is not their fault, but their subconscious mind believes other way. Again, like the hands stuck to the table … they are stuck to believe it is their fault and they deserve it.

When a person experience hypnosis. When they understand why and how their subconscious mind get their hands stuck to a table, even they know consciously there are no reazons why their hands should be stuck to the table. They became aware and have more control over their mind and their life.

I tell my clients to do “the stuck hands to the table” both ways … using their conscious mind and using their subconscious mind. They laugh when they see the big difference … if they do it very consciously, nothing happens. If they allow their subconscious mind and imagination to take over, well they get stuck to the table, simple as that.

There is no special power, no magic, no spells, no charming …. just a simple scientific fact … our mind affects our body (and our body affects our mind).

This shows them that becoming more aware of their thinking. Becoming more aware of how their mind works. This can create powerful changes in their life. Again, for me it is a powerful metaphor … and example of how powerful the mind is. In Stage Hypnosis is used for that … to impress … it is a show.

Mr. Anthony Galie is a Hypnotist that explains a lot how and why hypnosis works. The following is link to one of his presentations.

Most hypnotherapists and hypnotists do not use the hands stuck to the table in their practice. I do, I use it a lot. It is a powerful metaphor that show clients they have the control, that they can create changes.

Most people believe quitting smoking is very difficult … when they experience the hands stuck to the table they understand how their mind can make this difficult or easy.

Having your hands stuck to the table has nothing to do with charming, witchcraft or casting spells. There is nothing in Deuteronomy 18-10 to 11 related to having your hands stuck to the table. It is just a technique that shows clients they have the control, they have the power … they, not the hypnotist, have the power of getting stuck in a lie or create positive changes in their life.

The key for anyone who uses the above vesicle against hypnosis is to understand what hypnosis is and how it works.

We are still learning about how hypnosis works and how the hypnotic state is different from sleeping or dreaming or just daydreaming. We know hypnosis is not a special power.

There is no charming in hypnosis. There is no witchcraft in Hypnosis.

Can Hypnosis be dangerous?

I always say …. Hypnosis is not dangerous, it is a technique. Hypnotists or hypnotherapists that don’t know how to use hypnosis can be dangerous.

At YouTube you see many people that talk about hypnosis but in reality they don’t know that much … so they are dangerous, but not the technique – hypnosis.

That being said … we could say … yes, using hypnosis for someone that does not know what he or she is doing is dangerous … again … dangerous, not demonic or diabolic.

Hypnosis helps people change beliefs put by others in their subconscious that limit their life.

Hypnosis helps a person to understand that smoking does not relax. That the belief he or she has in his/her subconscious is wrong.

Hypnosis helps a person that was told, when he was a kid, that he was a loser, to learn that the information he has in his subconscious is wrong.

In both cases hypnosis helps a person to change the information they have for information that can actually help them …. Is that demonic?

In Stage Hypnosis .. people go to have fun. It is a show. People don’t go to Stage Hypnosis to be deceived or to be possessed by a demon They go for fun .

I hope you don’t believe that TV is diabolic.

When we watch a movie on TV … there are no people inside the TV box, we are seeing things and people that are not there. We are not seeing things that are really there. We laugh, we cry … we watch TV for fun.

Is TV diabolic, because it is a technology that makes us see things that are not there?

Just because the subconscious mind believes something false. Does that make it evil?

No, it is just false information we have learned, and that we can change using hypnosis.

Again using the example of some one who learned to smoke?

Most people will tell you that the first cigarette they smoked was horrible, but they continued smoking because advertisement and/or friends told them it was cool, sexy, macho, relaxing …. etc. All false information about smoking … there is no evil there, just false information that the subconscious accepted as the truth.

A person can quit smoking using only willpower. Many do it that way. Is using the power of your conscious mind.

There are many techniques that can be used. I use hypnosis with my clients.

In hypnosis the subconscious learns that the information it has is false. The hypnotist will give the person suggestions to change that information. Changing the information in the subconscious mind makes easier to quit smoking that just using willpower … nothing demonic here.

Hypnosis how it is practiced today by Hypnotists, Hypnotherapists, even Stage Hypnotists is nothing more than very focused concentration. There is no magic, no special power, no casting spells.

Another thing to understand about hypnosis … it is totally false that only weak minded people can be hypnotized.

Hypnosis is concentration … if you can concentrate, you can be hypnotized.

In my discussion with the person that called me fake Christian and Witchcraft Doctor he mentioned the case of women abused by others who knew hypnosis and called them weak minded so I answered …

Let me start with what you call “weak minded women” … well is that the case they won’t go into hypnosis. People with very low IQ have a difficult time going into hypnosis (I’m not saying that they cannot go into hypnosis and enjoy the experience).

Hypnosis is total focused concentration. A person that has problems to concentrate won’t experience hypnosis very easily.

Most people can get into hypnosis. People who are able to concentrate, visualize and have good imagination go into hypnosis more easily, that’s why students, artists, people who practice sports, go very easily into hypnosis.

There are very sad and horrible cases about people practicing hypnosis the wrong way, not knowing what they are doing. And yes … hypnosis can be used the wrong way for people who don’t know what they are doing … but again … dangerous, not demonic.

Hypnosis is a technique, like any technique it can be used improperly for a person that does not know enough about hypnosis.

Like for example the cases of Health Care Professionals that used hypnosis the wrong way a put what is called “false memories” in several kids that made them believe they were abused by their parents, which was false.

They use suggestions and hypnosis the wrong way and did created problems to those kids and their families.

Does this mean hypnosis is demoniac or diabolic?

No, it means these Health Care Professionals used the technique the wrong way. The same way some Health Care Professionals made mistakes in surgery and in other techniques. Nothing diabolic there, nothing demonic … but horrible human mistakes.

Because I show my clients how hypnosis works, I use a lot things like forgetting a name, forgetting a number, hands stuck to a table, people not able to walk – stuck to the floor.

First … these things are temporal and the result of very focused concentration.

Again and again … there is no magic, no special power, no demon there … just simple focused total concentration.

For example I tell my clients during hypnosis … you will forget number six.

Then I ask them to count from 1 to 10 … most times they will forget number 6, sometimes doesn’t work.

My clients could tell you they new the number 6, but for some reazon they did not want say it.

The reason is simple … I made them focus and concentrate in the rest.

Again … hypnosis is focused concentration.

Is this useful to my clients?

Of course, it is … they learn how being so concentrated in something made them forget something else.

Is like when we are so concentrated in our work or what we are doing that we forget the headache or the toothache we had or the appointment we had.

Is there something diabolic on this?

No, nothing at all. Simple mind totally focused.

There are many uses of hypnosis and many kind of hypnotists. Some may use hypnosis in a way that other consider inappropriate, like Erotic Hypnosis for example. This is something I don’t do … but this make hypnosis demonic or diabolic? No, not at all. It is their choice.

Of course there are a lot of exaggeration about what you can do with hypnosis. If you look in YouTube for example I can see a lot of lies about what hypnosis can do.

Does this make hypnosis demonic?


Like I have said before … some Pastors, Ministers and Priests use the Bible to their own benefit. Some even convince people to do crazy things for them using the Bible.

Does this mean the Bible is diabolic or demoniac?

No, not at all.

Like in anything in life … the problem is not with the book, or the technique or the technology … but with the human being.

Related to Hypnosis being a potential for Occultism … hmmm depends what you call “potential”. The Bible is used in Occultism and Witchcraft. Several sacred books are used in Occultism, Witchcraft and to cast spells, but this doe not make them dangerous or demoniac or guilty of being a potential for Occultism.

The problem is not the Bible or the sacred book or hypnosis or hypnotism or hypnotherapy … is the person using it.

The same with Hypnosis … of course hypnosis can be used in combination con other techniques, like in torture, mind control, witchcraft … but please pay close attention to what I’m saying … Hypnosis is not torture, hypnosis is not mind control, hypnosis is not spells chanting or witchcraft.

The fact that a technique could be used the wrong way, does not make it diabolic or demoniac. And again … there is not even one case – scientifically verifiable case – were a person had suffered demonic possession while experiencing hypnosis or hypnotherapy.

Olivier Hidalgo

NLP Hypnosis Centre.

London, Ontario. Canada.