In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some interesting facts about hypnosis that
will not only inform you about what hypnosis truly is, but will also dispel
some popular misconceptions and myths surrounding hypnosis.
In true hypnosis-countdown fashion, I’ll start with Truth #11, and future posts
will count down in descending order through to Truth #1.
Truth #11: Everyone can be hypnotized!
Anyone who is able and willing to follow instructions can be hypnotized. This is why we hypnotists have a saying that “all hypnosis is self-hypnosis”.
In fact, hypnosis is a consensual state that involves the use of your free will. You are a big part of the equation because you choose to respond to the suggestions given in hypnosis.
Hypnosis is more like a guided daydream, so your conscious mind can intervene and stop what is happening at any time. You can open your eyes at any time, but I’ve never seen anyone do this!
Hypnosis works best when you really want to make changes in your life but are having a hard time doing so or a hard time following through. You decide what goals you want to work on, and we work together to turn those goals into reality.
About the author: Solange Dunn, BA, CH
I’m a Consulting Hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. I'm also certified as a Master Hypnotist, a 5-PATH® Consulting Hypnotist, 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teacher and Regression Hypnotist. To learn more about my background, please see my 'About' page.