The use of hypnosis is becoming progressively more respected and accepted amongst both the fields of health and self improvement. This has resulted in people being eager to try hypnotherapy for the first time. Many are concerned though and question whether theyll be hypnotizable or not. This is to be expected as self hypnosis takes time to learn correctly while paying for a hypnotherapist can be very expensive. Either way you could lose time or money.
However the fact of the matter is that the majority of people can by hypnotized. Scientific research into hypnosis and levels of hypnotizability has proven this over and over again. From these studies it has been concluded that eighty to ninety-five percent of the population can be hypnotized which is an amazing success rate for any treatment.
Everyone has a certain level of hypnotizability that comes naturally to them but there are a few things you can do to raise this. For starters whenever you try hypnosis you should be in a comfortable position in a quiet room where you wont be disturbed for the duration of the session. Its also important to find the script, mp3 or hypnotherapist that will work best for you. This involves careful research and assessment of your needs and personality. Finally it takes concentration, visualization skills and intelligence to be able to go under hypnosis so if you work on those areas you will enable yourself to go deeper and deeper into a state of hypnosis.
There are a number of ways and methods you can use to test if you are hypnotizable or not. Im going to let you in on a few of these tests that you can try in the comfort of your own home.
Before you test your hypnotizability though its important to understand what hypnosis feels like. Some experience it differently but typically most people feel deeply relaxed and remain conscious of what is going on around them. Because some people expect to be asleep or unconscious they dont think theyve even been hypnotized but this isnt true. Hypnosis is simply an altered state of attention where your conscious mind is relieved of mental chatter and your subconscious is free to be worked on.
On video sites such as YouTube and Dailymotion you can find a number of hypnosis sessions recorded by professional hypnotherapists, since these are free to view you can watch them and gauge their affect on you. Search for sessions by well respected hypnotherapists such as Jon Rhodes, Steve G. Jones or Roger Moore and you can be assured of finding a high quality hypnosis video. Many hypnotherapists also have websites where theyll sell mp3s and cds and these can be found for as little as $10 which is a fraction of the cost of hiring a hypnotherapist. This allows you to focus your mind on a specific goal such as quitting smoking with the help of a fully accredited clinical hypnotherapist. Videos and audio sessions are both great ways of testing your own levels of hypnotizability without breaking the bank.