Can anyone be hypnotized?

Can you be hypnotized? Most people like to think that they can't. There is often the suspicion that being hypnotized could label them as being weak-willed, naive or unintelligent. But in fact, modern research shows that hypnotizability is correlated with intelligenceconcentration and focus. Hypnosis is not an all-or-nothing phenomenon, but rather a continuum. Most people can be hypnotized to some degree--the only question is how far.

A hypnotic trance is not therapeutic in and of itself, but specific suggestions and images fed to clients in a trance can profoundly alter their behavior. As they rehearse the new ways they want to think and feel, they lay the groundwork for powerful changes in their future actions. For example, in hypnosis, I often tell people who are trying to quit smoking that they will go hours without even thinking of a cigarette, that if they should light up, the cigarette will taste terrible and they'll want to put it out immediately. I'll talk them through the imagery of being a nonsmoker--some combination of finding themselves breathing easier, having more energy for exercise, enjoying subtle tastes and smells again, having fresh breath and clean-smelling closing, feeling good about their health, even saving money on cigarettes or whatever motivates that person to quit. The deep relaxation of a hypnotic trance is also broadly beneficial as many illnesses, both psychological or physical, are aggravated by anxiety and muscle tension.

Hypnosis is a path to the Subconscious mind

  • When the conscious mind is asleep, it is not capable of receiving. It is only dropping the accumulated bits of information into the modern memory, passing them through the filter and then venting them through dreams. During hypnosis, the conscious mind is not unconscious. Positive bits of information can be downloaded and accepted as knowns. The release and acceptance of information takes place instantly. And through hypnotic suggestion, the venting process can begin. A suggestion given in the hypnotic state is much stronger than one given in the conscious state because it moves quickly from the critical area to the modern memory.

  • Hypnosis creates a path that allows access to the subconscious mind, the 88% of your mind that is controlling your behavior, your motivation, your pleasure and your pain. Using the power of hypnosis, you can create changes in your behavior by changing your knowns. You can replace pain with pleasure. You can re-write your lifescript. 100%.

How to Know That Someone Was Trying to Hypnotise You?

So how do you know that someone has been actually hypnotized and they are not simply pretending? The warning signs of hypnosis are many. You start feeling a sudden rapport for a person and there are noticeable changes in your behavior too. 

 

Apart from this, your body might also give you indications that you have been hypnotized. You will experience changes in your breathing patterns, involuntary muscle movements and smoothness of facial expressions.

 

 

What does hypnosis feel like?

 

 

Hypnosis is a lot like daydreaming in terms of being conscious yet oblivious to external distractions. Hypnosis is a technique that enables you to achieve the daydream state by using relaxation techniques. During daydreaming and hypnosis your mind adjusts to the alpha frequency range which allows you to experience a state of positive thinking. The difference between hypnosis and daydreaming is that hypnosis directs your mind to specific goals to achieve maximum results.

What is Hypnosis?

hyp·no·sis

hipˈnōsəs/

noun

  1. the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.

    • the state of consciousness produced by hypnosis.