About the author: Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis is certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy, The National Guild of Hypnotists, And The American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
What does it mean when you can’t be hypnotized?
The majority of the population can be hypnotized. All those whom I’ve spoken to are amazing subjects to do so. I use the word “can’t” loosely simply because I find the main reason why a person cannot be hypnotized is they do not want to.
There are several reasons why some feel this way, but fear plays a large role in their decision. The fear of losing control or they do not fully understand what hypnosis is.
The fear of losing control is what I hear most. Some may worry about losing control during a session (saying something they are embarrassed by etc.) or having another control of their mind.
It is the role of the Hypnotherapist to educate current/prospective clients on what hypnosis is, and what it is not. Losing control is factually incorrect.
You are actually in control when you allow yourself to drift into a deep hypnotic state. But not releasing yourself to it indicates less control (allowing the fear to control you).
You cannot be forced to say anything embarrassing during a session. The choice is yours. In fact, the choice is always yours with what information comes out. So, basically what is said by the client was volunteered with purpose.
“Your deepest, darkest secrets will not be revealed unless you want them to be!”
When some think of hypnosis they imagine a stage show or what Hollywood wants you to believe hypnosis is. With stage shows, we are simply entertained, bodies flop around or quack like ducks with what seems like these participants are being controlled to do so. The truth is you are in full control at all times, your behavior is your own!
Clinical Hypnotherapy is the opposite of entertainment hypnosis. You will be resting in a seated position and guided to a deep hypnotic state.
The choice is always yours, let fear control you or free your mind from it!
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