According to the Webster’s Dictionary, “hypnosis” is “a trancelike state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject.” Basically, hypnosis is a trance or deep concentration that can lead to a form of progressive relaxation. While in this very deep relaxed state and imagination, the person is extremely susceptible to suggestions. I’m sure you’ve probably heard of people being hypnotized to quit smoking, to remember experiences or even seen it used in comedy routines. Hypnosis has been around for awhile.
It’s not hard to hypnotize someone or so I’ve been told. Since it is supposed to be relatively easy, I thought that I might try to hypnotize you now. First, get in a really comfortable position and imagine my soothing Southern accent saying, “Breathe in and out slowly. Take deep breaths and you will begin to feel yourself relaxing. Close your eyes and let the motion of your breathing in and out relax every part of your body.”
Hey, you gotta peek at the screen so you will know what I’m saying…
“As you are breathing, notice how your arms are relaxing. Feel your legs relaxing. Let them get more and more comfortable as the muscles continue to relax. The muscles are getting very loose and relaxed.”
“You’re doing very good.”
Okay, maybe I can’t hypnotize you over the internet after all. If you did the above language to someone for about fifteen minutes, the person would be hypnotized. During that time you could suggest that they do or remember things like I said earlier.
When you were ready for them to come back to full awareness, you would say something like, “I’m going to count to five. When I get to five, your eyes will flutter open and you will feel completely relaxed.” At that point you would slowly count and the person would awaken.
Since I can’t hypnotize you, maybe you would like to see these very cool animated hypnotizing graphics.
“When I count to five, you will awaken, feel refreshed and think that The Redhead Riter has the most interesting, eclectic, fascinating, enlightening, heartfelt, ingenious, awesome, clever, inventive, information, fun, witty, intelligent blog you’ve ever read and you will be completely addicted. One…. Two…. Three…. Four…. Five….”