1. In fact, it is not true that only simple minded people can be hypnotised. If anything, it is easier to hypnotise an intelligent person. This seeming anomoly of hypnosis is explained in the School of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy’s courses.
2. This is also wrong. Not only can people of high and average intelligence be hypnotised but people of low intelligence can also be hypnotised. Indeed, dogs, cats, horses and even fish can be hypnotised ... even the mad chicken running around the hen coop can be hypnotised!
3. When someone resists the hypnotist it can cause problems. However, a competent hypnotist faced with a resistant subject can overcome that resistance.
4. People can be hypnotised without their knowledge. It happens every day to everyone.
5. There is a respectably large constituency of people who maintain that they cannot be hypnotised. They are wrong.
6. Inducing hypnotic trances is often more easily effected in a quiet peaceful environment. However, it can be induced even when the subject is experiencing severe trauma for example after a road accident or in the middle of a battlefield.
7. Most hypnotists will tell you that you cannot hypnotise someone to do something which is against their natural moral code. This is actually wrong. Admittedly it does require a high level of knowledge and skill, but it is perfectly possible. It happens every day.
8. You can hypnotise anyone to become more successful.
9. Even someone who suffers from a very serious illness can have the course of their illness improved using hypnotherapeutic techniques.
10. This is true. Some people are easier to hypnotise than others. That is why competent hypnotherapists are trained in a range of techniques which will cover all situations.