FAQ About Hypnosis

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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a special state of consciousness that is created by suggestion by using a look, word or some auxiliary object. In other words, it is a trance. During this trance, the person closes or ignores all stimuli coming from the environment (sound, light, smell, etc.), while listening to the hypnotic person’s suggestions, understands and applies with voluntary participation.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis mediated (during hypnosis) is the general name given to treatments.

Is hypnosis a sleep?

Hypnosis is certainly not a state of sleep. From the outside, the person in hypnosis appears as if they are in a deep and peaceful sleep. In 1840, Scottish Doctor James Braid, who made the same false observations, called this trance hypnosis, inspired by the ancient Greek god of sleep Hypnosis. After a very short time, Dr. Although Braid realized that this state of trance was not sleeping and explained that the hypnosis name was inappropriate, the use of the hypnosis name continued since it was established.

Can a person be forced into hypnosis against it’s will, or unwittingly?

No! It is not possible. Hypnosis is a state of trance performed with the voluntary request and participation of the person.Therefore the hypnotic person gives the person who voluntarily accepted to enter hypnosis get some suggestions for him to enter hypnosis. The person enters hypnosis by applying these suggestions. So if person does not want to go into hypnosis, theyhave rights to reject such treatment.

Does the person in hypnosis accept and apply exactly what the hypnotist says?

No. During hypnosis, one’s conscious control does not disappear. He hears, understands, even judges everything the hypnotist says.

Does a hypnotic person reveal his secrets when he doesn’t want to?

Since the conscious control of the person in hypnosis does not disappear, he does not tell any secrets and does not give private information unless he wants to. The person in hypnosis believes that what he has to say will be useful for him (for example, in the treatment of his illness), and if he trusts the hypnotist, he answers the questions asked.

Is it possible not to wake up from hypnosis?

Since hypnosis is not a sleep, there is no such thing as not being able to wake up. When the hypnosis physician advises the patient that he will exit the hypnosis at the end of the therapy, the person opens his eyes by exiting the hypnosis.

How does hypnosis occur? What are the basic conditions of hypnosis?

There are three basic elements in the formation of hypnosis:
1- Volunteering
2- Concentration
3-Imagination.

When starting hypnosis, one should first be willing to go into hypnosis. The person who is willing will pay full attention to the suggestion sentence that the physician tells him (given to enter hypnosis). Then he imagines the contents of the suggestion. As you can see, a person must be volunteer and have sufficient concentration and imagination to enter hypnosis. Or, in other words, those who are reluctant or whose concentration and imagination are insufficient cannot enter hypnosis.

What does hypnotizability mean?

The ability to enter hypnosis is called hypnotizability. Everyone’s hypnotizability is different. Therefore, not everyone can enter hypnosis. Children are highly prone to hypnosis. The results of the research showed that the period of hypnotic susceptibility was highest between 6-10 years of age. The predisposition to hypnosis gradually decreases with age. In general, there is no predisposition to hypnosis in 10-15% of the population. However this segment cannot enter hypnosis. 70-80% of the population has a predisposition to moderate hypnosis and 10-15% has a high susceptibility to hypnosis. In other words, the majority of the society can enter hypnosis.

What are the factors affecting susceptibility to hypnosis?

The ability to hypnotize varies depending on the personality structure and the mental disorder. For example, people who are skeptical, who don’t trust anyone, who try to control everything, or who have personality structures that consider themselves superior and valuable than anyone cannot easily enter hypnosis. Similarly, patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, severe depression, paranoid disorder and dementia are less likely to have hypnosis than healthy people

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Marilyn Walker
Marilyn Walker
I am studying in Florida about Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm doing research on Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Cognitive psychology, Metacognitive Therapy.
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