Ok if you are reading this, you are probably wondering whether you are one of those people who cannot be hypnotised
If I guessed right, do me a favour and share this article with your friend, will ya? 😉
Anyway, to answer this question, we got to first break down into the types of hypnosis that can be done first
There are 4 main types or uses of hypnosis
- Self hypnosis
- Stage hypnosis
- Street hypnosis
Self hypnosis is essentially you hypnotising yourself
That’s pretty straightforward right?
We are usually hypnotising ourselves in a negative way already!
This means everyone is hypnotising themselves in one way or another
The problem here is that we do it unintentionally
You see, we can hypnotise ourselves with the same stuff our parents “implant” into our minds
Yet, it can potentially be tricky to self hypnotise when it goes against what’s already in your mind
For example, if you were brought up with the idea of poverty, it can be quite challenging to self hypnotise yourself into being rich
For a better understanding of what’s happening, read this
Next, hypnotherapy is when someone, like me, guides a client into a hypnotic trance to resolve issues
So who cannot be hypnotised in this manner?
For one, someone who doesn’t want hypnosis to resolve their issues!
For two, someone who doesn’t want to resolve their issues
Yes, you can resist hypnosis if you don’t want to be hypnotised
(Except when you do self hypnosis by accident… shrug…)
Recently I discovered a third group of people who cannot be hypnotised in a hypnosis session
Dun dun dunnn!!!
These people like to be in control, to control everything around them to fit what they want, they could on occasion be perfectionist but not always
Yes you might label them as a “control freak” but I don’t really want to label them as such
They just want to control things to ensure things go the way they want
Now, you might be asking, why would they be unable to get into hypnosis in a hypnotherapy session?
You see, in a hypnosis session (by the way, hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be used interchangeably), I’m like a guide
I guide you through your mind, the maze of problems, to find a solution
Or even multiple solutions
So what happens when such a person tries hypnosis?
They attempt to control their hypnosis to fit what they “think is right”
It’s like they are driving, and I have the map, but they took the map into their own hands and attempt to drive at the same time!
Whereas it will have been easier if I guide them with the map while they drive comfortably
And that’s why they cannot be hypnotised
Now there could be other groups of people, but hey, I’ve only hypnotised 600+ people thus far so there is always more to learn 🙂
Regarding stage hypnosis, it’s a type of hypnosis done for entertainment (and you guessed it) on stage
Although some people, like myself, might do a bit of it for educational purposes (like in a company workshop)
Some magicians might also use this in their performance
Someone who cannot be hypnotise on stage is usually someone who doesn’t like attention in the first place
Or they have stage fright
Hence the stage hypnotist or magician (or maybe even a mentalist come to think of it) will have to pick the person or people to be on stage
And even then they got to be prepared for a potential one or two (especially if it is a group hypnosis performance) to back out and request to get off the stage
The last is street hypnosis, it’s a type of hypnosis done on the streets
It is also usually done for entertainment, and especially in other countries like perhaps in USA, they can also use it for exposure and marketing purposes
I mean for a practising hypnotherapist to do street hypnosis with random strangers for marketing and exposure
After all, if the guy can do it on the streets with random strangers, you are probably more willing to experience it to resolve your issues right?
Unfortunately, a lot of people can potentially resist the hypnotist here ahaha
It depends on whether you want to be hypnotised in the first place
Although the hypnotist (especially if well experienced) can spot people in a crowd, and spot people who are in a trance like state already
If they can do so, the success goes up
Now there is a sub category which some of you are probably thinking about
What about the con men?
Admittedly, it is possible some con men use some form of hypnosis on the streets to con people, however, you must realize they use more of other techniques such as cold readings, fake fortune telling, fake psychics etc
And again, not everyone can be suggestible to the con too
These con men need to pick their targets, and usually attempts a few mentalist skills, or fake fortune reads to entice the target
Here’s my experience allowing myself to be con by 2 con men which you can read for a more in depth analysis
You can resist them by not believing strangers on the street
Just like what mum and dad used to say 🙂
And there you have it
It’s a very quick glance at the 4 types of hypnosis as well as the groups of people who cannot be hypnotised
Is it a forever thing?
People can change
If someone decided to resolve their issues, they can go into hypnosis to resolve it
If someone decides to let go of their controlling nature, even if it is just a fraction, the possibility to enter hypnosis to find solutions opens up
If someone feels down on their luck and wants to hear good stuff from a random stranger on the street, they open themselves to a con
There, I said it, so don’t ok?
So yea, do you think you are one of these people?
What makes you say that?
Or perhaps you aren’t part of the above?
Now if you found this educational, go on and share with your friends
Even if it’s a PM
Who knows, it might make for an interesting conversation 🙂