Can You Be Hypnotised?

Take this quiz and tally your answers at the end

1. When you watch a movie, do you ever become so engrossed that you feel as though you are experiencing the action first-hand?

A. Always
B. Sometimes
C. Never

2. Do you have a tendency to tune out occasionally when someone is talking to you, because your mind has drifted to something totally unrelated?

A. Always
B. Sometimes
C. Never

3. Can you get wrapped up in your thoughts so that you are “miles away” in your mind?

A. Often
B. Sometimes
C. Never

4. Have you in the past or do you now practice relaxation such as yoga, meditation or mindfulness with good results?

A. Often
B. Somewhat
C. Never

5. Do you have a vivid imagination?

A. I have an excellent imagination
B. I have an average imagination
C. I have almost no imagination

6. Do you have artistic inclinations and/or talents?

A. Yes
B. Somewhat
C. Not at all

7. Have you ever walked or talked in your sleep?

A. Yes
B. I don’t know
C. Never

8. How analytical are you?

A. Not at all
B. Somewhat
C. Very

9. Sometimes when I remember a past experience, it’s as though I’m reliving it.

A. Strongly agree
B. Agree
C. Strongly disagree

10. Are you open to new experiences?

A. Definitely
B. Sometimes
C. Not at all!

Scoring

For every:
A – give yourself 5 points
B – give yourself 3 points
C – give yourself 0 points

30-50 Points – You would be amazing at this.

15-29 Points – Not bad. Hypnosis will work for you and you will improve each session.

0-14 Points – Hypnosis may not be as effective for you and a therapy approach such as CBT may be better suited.

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