For Those of You Who Wonder …
Many people wonder, “Can I be hypnotised?” A hypnotic trance is characterised by what clinical hypnotherapist calls “a focused state.” There are many types of focused states, or degrees of hypnosis. Total consciousness is what’s called a “gamma state.”
To answer that question can i be hypnotised, I made an introductory youtube video entitled “Can I be Hypnotised?” In this video, I sit down with two prospective clients, Kem and Steven, and lead them through two fun exercises. The first one centres on visualisation.
Visualisation – Beta State
Beta is one state below gamma. It’s where you close your eyes, relax and visualise an imagined scenario. Many athletes use visualisation to rehearse performing their sport to accomplish a goal, this is a form of self-hypnosis.
In this first exercise Kem and Steven close their eyes and are told to imagine a scenario while remaining focused. Watch the video can I be hypnothised to see how they responded to this light hypnotic trance state and working towards answering the question “Can I be hypnotised”.
Relaxation – Alpha State
The state below beta is alpha. Relaxation is key to success in hypnotherapy, so to bring yourself into the deeper alpha state, you could do an exercise where you take several deep breaths. You do it over and over, moving your head back and forth (if you are sitting) with each breath. You may not realise it, but as you breathe and the clinical hypnotherapist keeps speaking, you actually zone out, plunging deeper and deeper into the alpha trance state — you’re actually letting your subconscious take over.
After the visualisation exercise, Steven and Kem do the alpha trance, closing their eyes and taking one long breath after another for 30 times. On the last breath, they exhale all the way out and hold it out for as long as they can, making every second count, before lapsing into a meditative hypnosis trance state, their eyes still closed.
Hypnotherapy – The Power of Suggestion
Kem and Steven reported both experiences were pleasurable. In fact, Kim said that during the visualisation period she actually saw and tasted the lemons. And Steven indicated that he wanted more of it, as if he desired more time with the trance state. After the breathing exercise, Kim and Steven meditated in peace, as if nothing else existed — except for my voice guiding them. Keeping them focused entirely on my voice, enable them to tap into their subconscious — into their alpha trance states. So, the answer to that question, “Can I be hypnotised?” Just ask Steven and Kim. After all, they managed to transport themselves into their hypnotic alpha state very easily. Find out for yourself, watch and follow along to the video “Can I be hypnotised”.