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Hypnosis: Does the individual's intelligence determine the time it takes to put that individual under hypnosis?

For example, one individual falls into a state of hypnosis much faster than another. Does this give an indication of the individual’s intelect? Are more intelligent individuals able to relax and be hypnotised than the average individual?
According to Wikipedia, the individual must be able to focus their concentration, but it is also said that we make use of suggestion… Is it then persons of high intelligence that have the ability to focus into a state of mind where the subconcious can speak freely and ‘hide’ it from the concious?

4 COMMENTS

  1. I have been described by hypnotherapists as an ideal candidate. It is possible that they may be appealing to my ego however, if it is true what does that matter. My understanding is that if you are creative and imaginative you can most certainly benefit from this method…my advice, use it for deep relaxation purposes. It eases your mind, aids in restful recuperative sleep and ‘make’ you feel good. Anyone can ‘focus’ their attention with a little practise:) good luck on your journey.

  2. no, one individual falls into a state of hypnosis much faster than another, does not mean this individual are more smart or intelligence than other.
    hypnosis is talk about focus. intelligence or not is does not matter.
    example, a intelligence guy can not relax, than he not easy to go into trance state (hypnosis state). Still can, but not easy.A normal guy feel relax & comfortable, this guy are more easy to go into trance state.

  3. No, intelligence is not an indicator of how quickly someone can fall into a hypnotic trance. I think one of the most important factors is whether the subject wants to be hypnotised and how much they are prepared to ‘let go’ and trust the hypnotist to put them into the trance state.
    Some people proudly tell me that they cannot be hypnotised, and I always ask why they want to deny themselves the wonderful experience. People have misconceptions about what the hypnotic state is believing that they will somehow lose control. That is not the case. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for achieving real change in your life, and is also a very relaxing, empowering experience
    Good Luck
    Audrey

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