Is it True that Anyone Can be Hypnotised?
It is a fallacy that some people are unable to be hypnotised as the hypnotic state is natural and normal. It is obvious that those who think they may be unable to be hypnotised imagine hypnosis to be a state that is abnormal and unusual and this belief can prevent them from relaxing and allowing hypnosis to happen. Apart from this there are other factors that could lead someone to both think and believe that they were unable to be hypnotised.
In a therapeutic situation, if the client or subject is nervous and fearful they can unconsciously block the process and resist the relaxation techniques. If a client doesn’t like their hypnotist, their appearance, their voice or their gender this could prevent relaxation from happening. If a client comes along for hypnosis worrying that the ‘therapy may not work’ or harbouring a negatively focused hope that the therapy ‘won’t turn out to be a waste of money’ they will unconsciously resist hypnosis. Their main focus, being upon it ‘not working’ or being a ‘waste of money’ will render them unable to relax and follow instructions.
The same also applies for self-hypnosis. Think you may be wasting time and you are and think you haven’t got the time and you haven’t. If you don’t think you can do it properly you can’t. You have to be just just as positive with self-hypnosis as you would be with any other hypnosis.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotised
All the while you are conscious you are thinking and while thinking slows down in a hypnotic state it does not stop altogether. Therefore your subconscious is receiving suggestions from you all the time. It will do whatever you tell it to. If you say, “Relax,” in a relaxed voice your body will relax whereas if you say, “This is hard,” or “It’s not happening,” you’ll get the results of that too. So the simple answer is, anyone can be hypnotised as long as they say or think the right things.
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