People ask me that question all the time. Or they say, "I don't think I can be hypnotized" ... "there's no way I can go under". The truth is, just about everyone can be hypnotized. If you drive a vehicle and arrive at your destination and notice that you cannot remember any of the drive there, then you have experienced a mild form of hypnosis. We often call this 'highway hypnosis'.
Same thing with watching a movie or television show. We all know its fictional - with a director calling the shots, actors, and a script. But often, we get lost in the story, buy into it, cry, laugh, get angry, or demonstrate some emotion. Again - its a mild form of hypnosis.
One of my best success stories was a guy that thought he would have trouble 'going under'. I told him "we are not going 'under' anything, rather, we are going to relax you and soon after you'll go into a hypnotic state." He did awesome and went very far into the hypnotic process. Now he has been off of a 2 pack a day smoking habit for nearly a year and he is super pleased with his new healthy lifestyle.
So if you are reading this and you think you cannot be hypnotized - think again!
Scott Howard is an NGH certified consulting hypnotist and the President of the Baltimore City Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Scott is dedicated to helping everyday people with everyday problems through hypnosis and life coaching.