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No: Myths & Misconceptions.

18 Myths About Hypnosis

Myth #5:

Only the gullible or weak-minded can be hypnotized.



You cannot hypnotize a feeble-minded person. It takes imagination and a willingness to cooperate - a willingness to accept suggestions. The more intelligent and imaginative the person, the easier it is to hypnotize him. People who are gullible are easily deceived or duped. The truth is the more creative and intelligent a person is the easier it is to induce hypnosis. The more analytical and controlling a person is, the harder it is to induce hypnosis.

The best subject is a person who has a definite reason or motivation for wanting to be hypnotized.

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