he most frequently asked question I encounter is: “Can everybody be hypnotised?” and “Can I be Hypnotised?”
In order to answer that question, let’s first look at what hypnosis is.
The definition of hypnosis is “the bypass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and the establishment of acceptable information.”
The critical factor is that part of the mind that judges everything, and it is formed through experience. We are continually weighing the information coming to us based on our past experiences and we accept and reject that information based on whether it makes us feel comfortable or uncomfortable.
For instance, a smoker who has smoked 20 cigarettes every day for 10 years will firmly be of the opinion that it is too difficult to stop smoking and any conscious suggestions that it is easy to stop smoking will be instantly rejected by the critical factor.
Experience has taught the smoker that he needs the cigarettes to relax, to feel better, indeed to survice. Repetition has imprinted that negative belief firmly into the subconscious mind and no matter how hard he or she may try, the smoker will feel decidedly uncomfortable when he or she consciously tries to stop smoking, because there is a deep-seated belief that cigarettes are necessary for survival.
No suggestions given in the normal, wakeful state will sound acceptable.
During hypnosis the critical factor of the conscious mind gets bypassed. This is done through a process of relaxation. The client will relax to the point where the critical factor goes “out of the way” and the subconscious mind becomes receptive to new ideas.
Give the client those acceptable suggestions, and changes follow very quickly.
So – can everybody be hypnotised?
I believe two things are required for a person to go into hypnosis.
Relaxation and concentration.
If you can relax yourself to a specific point and then concentrate on the words that are spoken, you are in hypnosis and positive changes can start taking place.
The only people who will not be able to be hypnotised are people who are intellectually challenged, who cannot understand what is said and who are unable to follow instructions.
So, if you have been reading this and have had no idea what these scribbles meant, then I am sorry to say hypnosis will not work for you.
If however you got this far and the words have made some sort of sense to you, rest assured: Hypnosis Works!
The best way to find out if hypnosis will work for you is to book an appointment and try it out for yourself. I can almost guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by the results!
written by Hendrik Baird from – www.hypnosis-works.co.za