Every individual with normal intelligence has the ability to achieve a hypnotic state. The level of hypnosis that is reached will vary from one person to another and will also change from day to day even with the same person. This is why it is so important to be able to deepen the hypnotic state.
An individual will actually alter the level of hypnosis several times within a 30 minute time period.
A subject may enter a deep level of hypnosis almost instantly and begin to move into a lighter state, and then start to reach a deep level once again.
It is very unlikely for a subject to reach a certain level of hypnosis and maintain that level throughout the show or presentation. This is why it is also important to ascertain which level a subject is in at any given time.
On the following page you will discover the five levels of hypnosis and how to distinguish one from the other. The hypnotist should keep in mind that it is impossible to ever over-deepen the hypnotic state, so there is never a reason to avoid using deepening techniques.
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