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Questionnaire: Would You Benefit from Hypnosis?

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 19 Sep 2010 | comments*Discuss
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Hypnotherapy can help you address many issues. The simple technique of relaxing and exploring the mind can boost confidence and create positive self-esteem, eliminate fears and phobias and generally make you a more inspired human being. Are you a likely candidate for hypnotherapy?

1. If you close your eyes and think of something that makes you smile what do you see?

a) Nothing. It’s completely black.

b) You can relive the exact moment you enjoyed the experience and are smiling without even trying.

c) After a few seconds you catch glimpses of something but the image isn’t too defined.

2. When your head hits the pillow how long does it generally take you to fall asleep?

a) Minutes. You are so easily relaxed that your mind is influenced by your surroundings.

b) Till just two minutes before the alarm goes off. Your mind is so full of thoughts that you find it impossible to unwind.

c) Sometimes it takes you a little while but generally not too long, as your body soon relaxes into sleep mode.

3. How do you relax and unwind?

a) By meditating in your quiet zone.

b) By listening to music whilst sitting in your favourite chair.

c) By working your way through a stack of the latest action and adventure dvds.

4. Which description best suits your personality?

a) You’re a daydreamer and spend most of your time in fantasyland.

b) You’re a perfectionist and enjoy paying attention to detail.

c) You’re a control freak and like to have your finger in many pies.

5. How trusting are you?

a) You believe everything anyone tells you.

b) You trust no-one, not even your mother.

c) There are one or two people you trust implicitly but you generally take your time trusting people.


1 a) 0 b) 10 c) 5

2 a) 10 b) 0 c) 5

3 a) 10 b) 5 c) 0

4 a) 10 b) 5 c) 0

5 a) 5 b) 0 c) 10

0 – 10 You like to be in full control and resist anything that makes you relinquish your hold. You like to think you are unhypnotisable but the reality is you are not. Learning a few self-hypnosis techniques could help you channel the control you crave, so that you are able to switch off and relax fully from time to time. After all taking a break is just as good as having a rest from being in charge.

15 – 25You’d like to experience hypnosis but wonder if you have what it takes. Being receptive to suggestion will enable you to relax your mind, and body, enough to benefit from all the confidence boosting qualities that hypnosis can provide you with. Fully understanding the process of hypnotherapy may encourage you to give it a go.

30 – 50You understand the importance of being able to relax your body in order to free your mind of thoughts and open it to suggestion. You appreciate being able to access creativity through hypnosis and have quite likely read one or two books on the subject, as well as having mastered some self-hypnosis techniques.

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