hypnotizability – Do You Have It?

hypnotizability is the ability to experience the hypnotic trance, usually through self-hypnosis or direction of another person, such as a hypnotherapist. People change so that you will be able to go into trance and purpose. As a human characteristic, hypnotizability seems to be "normal," which the population. In other words, statistically the distribution of hypnotizability in the general population follows a bell-shaped curve. This means that a small percentage of people, about 10%, and very hypnotizable trans access quite easily. It seems to be a natural, innate ability to go into a trance. At the other end of the continuum, there is a small percentage of people who for accessing trance (or at least someone intentionally or manual) is difficult. The rest, about 80% of the population, in the middle of the continuum hypnotizability — these are low-average, average and high average. In this sense, it changes hypnotizability person as other naturally occurring features such as intelligence or height.

Certain psychological, social and psychological factors correlated with hypnotizability and actually contribute to hypnotizability. When a hypnotherapist pursuing formal or informal "hypnotizability tests," he asks the customer to carry out some simple exercises aim to elicit one or more of the factors which meets hypnotizability. According to Dr. Steven Gurgevich he Self-Hypnosis Home Study Course (Sounds True, 2006) a number of common indicators hypnotizability. These factors or indicators hypnotizability are discussed below in the following paragraphs.

ability to follow

Some instructions are welcome, if they think it is in their interest to do so– and very fulfilling a hypnotherapist's instructions. These people will go into trance more easily than other people who do not like being told what to do, and often have a compelling drive to disobey or disregard instructions, just to maintain your own sense of self-direction and independent thinking. People can hypnotize the latter category (independent) until the hypnotherapist is not using an authoritarian approach.

The authoritarian approach usually does not work well for independent thinkers. To be successful independent thinkers, the hypnotherapist should strengthen the customer's decision-making capabilities across the hypnosis process and allows the client to consider how to best utilize and respond to the hypnotic procedure.

Capacity dreaming and deep concentration

If dreaming is easy to slip and you can get easily absorbed in movies, books and video games, it is probably a good hypnotizability. If distractible and difficult to sit still for a few minutes, you'll probably less hypnotizability.


If you have a good ability to visualize and imagine new possibilities, it is a good candidate for hypnotic. The success of hypnosis is often relies on the ability to imagine new behaviors engaged. If a lack of imagination, the hypnotizability may be less than optimal.

The Eye-Roll phenomenon

studies of the 1960s, Dr. Herbert Speigel conducted have shown a strong correlation between the ability to disable the human eye up toward the forehead and hypnotizability. The more white space can be presented to the raised bottom of the eyeball, the greater the hypnotizability. No one is sure why this relationship exists. how

interest in the mind works

People who are interested in the mind and how it works are generally adept hypnotic trance. People who are interested in the mind, who often earn by self-improvement seminars, reading self-help books, listening to self-improvement CDs and DVDs, and spending time with activities such as meditation, journaling, yoga, relaxation and hypnosis. People who have little interest in the mind is not normally considered hypnosis is a viable option to solve a personal problem, or self-improvement.


People usually succeed in hypnosis when you maintain an open process. These curious and willing to explore what hypnosis is and how to use it. They claim the positive expectation that hypnosis will be nice, maybe a useful experience. People who are dead set against hypnosis, or who want to prove that hypnosis does not work or does not work for them usually fail to hypnosis.

ability to think analytically is not

who thinks he is just a logical, analytical way, there will be a high hypnotizability. People high hypnotizability easily switch between the intuitive and analytical thinking, creative, imaginative thinking.


This is a misconception that hypnotizability is usually related to mental weakness or gullibility. In fact, the opposite is true. Those who have very high intelligence is often good candidates for hypnosis.

About the control problems

Some beginners who do not know much about hypnosis are reluctant to pursue hypnosis, and difficult to hypnotize because they fear that hypnosis causes them to give up self-control. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnosis can really help people to get more control over their thinking, actions, and emotions. In fact, many people are looking for hypnosis, as usual, engaged in any behavior which control (smoking, overeating, gambling, etc.). A person's control issues are not the best, hypnosis is an in-depth understanding of the process in advance.

paper and pencil tests

There are paper-and-pencil tests hypnotizability, but not all well documented predictability and msny not been subjected to rigorous scientific analysis of what is actually measured. The tests, which are well-documented scientific studies are usually used, in which a variable hypnotizability. Hypnotherapists rarely use these tests in practice, because:

1) The tests are time-consuming and expensive.

2) Most people hypnotizable the appropriate conditions, no matter what kind of tests can be detected.

3) hypnotizability depends on your own expectations. If you think that hypnotizable, the chance to go into trance improving. If the test says that low hypnotizability, you can reduce your expectations, low expectations and actually reduces your ability to trance.

Other factors that influence the success of hypnosis

There are other factors that influence the success of hypnosis. Rapport is a person performing hypnosis. Even if you want to be hypnotized if the hypnotist or hypnotherapist working with you does not seem entirely reliable or honest, or who has experience working with you, you may encounter you can access trance. If you do not feel comfortable in each leading hypnosis with you, part of your mind will be on guard.

Motivation is a very important factor in hypnosis. Motivation is the highest when the individual believes is beneficial to achieving the goal, willing to participate in the process and steps that power, the intention is completely congruent for performance, and believes in their ability to reach a goal . Most hypnotizable people who sincerely want to be hypnotized, expect hypnosis to work, and who are the real results of hypnosis. A person who is not motivated to change will not be easy to convince you that this hypnosis.

If you feel half-motivated to make a change, but there is still some concern or conflict may be required to do extra work to get a satisfactory hypnotherapist and hypnosis lasting results. Probable causes of conflict:

o competing goals: You can be the result of a profit or B but not both.

o competing values: The goal of the considerable personal values ​​or beliefs, but because it is in violation of other important personal values ​​or belief.

he wanted the goal, but not in the office or on the steps necessary to achieve it.

he wanted the target, but not the problems and / or the responsibilities that come with this performance.

he wanted the goal, but he did not know how to do it.

he wanted the goal, but the feeling is blocked by fears, inhibitions and restrictive beliefs are rooted in past experience.

the situation is further complicated by the exact source of the conflict is often present in the subconscious, and there is no cognitive, conscious analysis. In this case, the individual must contend with conflicting fear, procrastination or self-sabotage, without getting to the heart of the matter.

achieve resolution on their own hard. A psychotherapist who is also a hypnotherapist can use various hypnotic processes that help identify the type of conflict you may encounter and help to work through, do not reach resolution, digest it and put it behind him.

What to do if you think that low hypnotizability

Surprisingly, the belief in one's own hypnotizability does not seem to be a significant factor in hypnotizability. I've had several clients who came to the practice of doubting one reason or another, that they can be hypnotized. Still, if I explained the process to them and worked with them, within easy reach of trance. I also had a couple of clients who said, other hypnotherapists that they were not hypnotizable, or who found that he could not access earlier hypnotherapists trance. Many of these customers are also available trance, my guidance and instruction. Most people can reach trance if they understand the hypnotic process and motivation is really hypnotized.

If you think that there is little hypnotizability or think you may be a bad candidate for hypnosis, do not give up. Find and work with a qualified hypnotherapist with whom he feels good. Sometimes people with low hypnotizability requires some practice time before you can achieve trance. A trained hypnotherapist will experiment with different approaches and induction to find the methods that are best for each customer.

Source by Judith Pearson

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