Can Anyone Experience Hypnosis?
Can Hypnosis Enhance Recall of Forgotten Events?
Can Hypnosis Force People to Act Against Their Will?
Can Hypnosis Be Therapeutic?
Can Hypnosis Alleviate Pain?
Can anyone experience
Power in openness to suggestion.
Everyone is suggestible to some degree.
20% of people can be hypnotized to the point where they
do not smell a strong odor.
Typically, they have rich fantasy lives.
Can hypnosis enhance recall
of forgotten memories?
Demonstrations of “age regression.”
“Hypnotically refreshed” memories an non-admissible.
Memory does not record everything!
If you can’t remember it awake, you can’t remember it
Can hypnosis force people to
act against their will?
An authoritative person in a legitimate context can induce
people – hypnotized or not – to perform some unlikely
The overt behaviors of hypnotic subjects are well within
Can hypnosis be
Yes and no.
Hypnosis and positive suggestions, like placebos, change
Hypnosis cannot treat will-power issues.
Can hypnosis alleviate pain?
Nearly 10% can become so hypnotized as to
undergo surgery without anesthesia.
50% can experience post-hypnotic pain reduction.
Dissociation – a split consciousness, which allows
some thoughts and behaviors to occur
simultaneously with others.
Or selective attention.