A natural yet altered state of mind where communication and responsiveness with the subconscious mind is present. IIH General Working Definition
Who Can Be Hypnotized?
90% of all people can by hypnotized. The best subject is a person who has a definite reason or motivation for wanting to be hypnotized.
Characteristics of Hypnosis
Extraordinary quality of relaxation
Normalization of the central nervous system
State of intensified attention and receptiveness to ideas
Myths about Hypnotherapy Dispelled
Control--You are always in control and can come out of hypnosis any time you choose.
Acting out of character--You will never say or do anything in a state of hypnosis that is not in accord with your moral principles.
Getting stuck in hypnosis--You cannot get stuck. You can end a state of hypnosis simply by opening your eyes.
Hypnotherapists have mystical powers--Not true. A hypnotherapist understands that you hypnotize yourself. The therapist just uses effective suggestion delivery to alter your state of mind and help you bring about the hypnotic state.