- have visual or auditory hallucinations,
- move their bodies without intending to,
- and feel less pain
But much of what many people believe about hypnosis is total and utter rubbish. Here are 8 very common myths:
Myth 1: Only the mentally weak can be hypnotised.
This isn’t true. In fact the exact reverse is probably truer. The higher your intelligence and the stronger your self-control, the more easily you are hypnotised.
That’s because entering a hypnotic trance is all about concentrating, so people with mental health problems can find it difficult.
However finding it hard to enter a hypnotic state doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. People naturally vary in how susceptible they are to hypnosis. Studies have shown that around 30% of people are relatively resistant to being hypnotised. Although, with effort, the state can usually be achieved, eventually. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Psyblog.