Hypnosis is often seen as caused by the power of hypnotist due to his showmanship and their act of illusion of possessing mysterious abilities. The real power of hypnosis comes from the trust that the hypnotist can impregnate in his subjects. The subjects grant the hypnotist at their own will to take over their critical thinking and direct their bodies. Some people are very trusting and look for an opportunity to give up their responsibilities and they can be hypnotized within seconds, while the other subjects take more time to be hypnotized, as they have to counter their fears.
In the stage show of hypnosis the hypnotist selects his participants very carefully. First he asks his audience to perform certain exercises and implant ideas in their minds like only intelligent people can be hypnotized and those who want to have fun will play along. These suggestions help to overcome the natural fear of trusting an unknown people. Even there is another fear that rest of the audience can mark him as unintelligent, unsociable and not-so-fun-loving person. Out of the crowd the hypnotist choose people who appears trusting, extrovert and willing to participate in the show. This type of people often looks for an excuse to do something that they otherwise won't do in the public. The hypnotist starts with having the person think of being out of their ordinary situation and gradually builds an idea that they might have some extraordinary qualities. The subject bears desire to be in the center of attention and suppress their own inner feeling of fear, also bears the pressure to please the audience as the audience expect him to provide some entertainment, which causes the extrovert man to do almost anything. In other words the subject or the participant is persuaded to play along with the hypnotist. This gives the audience the impression that the hypnotist has total control over them
(Last Updated on : 03-07-2014)
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