Can You Be Hypnotised?
Many people that come to us at our offices in Capalaba are not sure that they can be hypnotised or they are sure that they cannot. They often feel nervous and are worried that they will be made to do something that they do not want to do. One of the most common questions is, “you’re not going to make me cluck like a chicken are you?”
These misconceptions come about because of the myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotic trance, usually caused by stage hypnosis shows.
All hypnosis is, is a state of focus and acceptance. Hypnosis allows the conscious and unconscious to join. The fact is, we spend most of our lives going in and out of hypnotic trance. One of the best ways I know of going into hypnotic trance is to watch TV. When you watch TV you get absorbed in the show, you know what’s going on around you but you don’t react to it. TV marketing knows all about this and that is why the adverts come on louder. When you are in a light trance you are more accepting.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and that is why you cannot be made to do what you do not want to do. When doing stage hypnosis the hypnotist is careful to pick people who are out for a good time, are susceptible to hypnosis and want to act outrageous. Great for stage shows but not for clinical hypnosis which is used for virtual gastric banding.
When you are being hypnotised for virtual gastric banding you are in control. You are given suggestions and there are two ways you can respond. One you can chose to not accept the suggestions, thus making the process null and void or two you can accept the suggestions and have a very successful experience.
The truth is that if you have a reasonable IQ you can be hypnotised and the hypnotic trance is very much a part of life.