Asked by: Bernabe Giles
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How do you know if you are susceptible to hypnosis?

The commonest such susceptibility test is the Handclasp Test, where the subject remains conscious, and is asked to hold their hands in front, and clasp them together tightly. The hypnotist imparts suggestions that the subject's hands have been superglued together and invites the subject to try and separate them.

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Simply so, what makes a person susceptible to hypnosis?

Two factors that will make someone easier to hypnotize than any other considerations. And those two factors are: They believe in the power of hypnosis, they believe you can do it and they're willing to let it happen. In some ways this attitude is similar to what happens with the placebo effect.

Beside above, what percentage of the population is susceptible to hypnosis? 10 percent

Keeping this in consideration, what is a common test of hypnosis susceptibility?

The Hypnotic Induction Profile (HIP) or the eye roll test, first proposed by Herbert Spiegel, is a simple test to loosely determine if a person is susceptible to hypnosis. A person is asked to roll their eyes upward. The degree to which the iris and cornea are seen is measured.

What does hypnosis do to the brain?

“You do shift into a different kind of brain function when you go into a hypnotic state,” he says. “It helps you focus your attention so you're not thinking about other things, you have better control what's going on in your body, and you're less self-conscious.”

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