Myth #9: Self-Hypnosis is safer, better, or more effective than going to a trained professional
Fact: Self-Hypnosis can be detrimental when not taught by a trained professional, as a negative attitude or belief about oneself will be reinforced regardless of suggestions given. This can cause more stress and problems in the long run. Hypnotherapy directly accesses the subconscious mind, while Self-Hypnosis cannot.
HypnoGenesis - September 30, 2004
Hypnosis: Dispelling the Top Ten Myths
by Alanna F. Fox, C.Ht. & Terril D. Starks, C.Ht.