Hypnotic susceptibility—What is it?
Accurate testing of ‘suggestibility’, ‘hypnotic suggestibility’ and ‘hypnotizability’ is an issue fundamental to hypnosis research and the practice of clinical hypnosis. The more suggestible you are the better candidate you are for relieving depression using hypnosis. Hypnosis relies on offering you choices and away fro binary choices. The more open you are and the more you can use your creative imagination the more likely you will experience depression relief with hypnotherapy.
Take this simple depression test: A myriad different susceptibility scales have been developed, we have modified the Creative Imagination Scale (CIS) originally developed by (Barber & Wilson, 1978).
The test below only has 10 questions and will take you 4 minutes, (we’ve timed it).
Before you take the test
Sit down in a private and quiet space. Center yourself in yourself, close your eyes and imagine yourself at peace in a sacred place you love. It may be a rock next to a brook, or a special perch on top of a mountain, or listening to waves crashing. Wherever it is, imagine that place, relax and breathe in and breathe out, slow your breathing down. Do this for a few moments, allow yourself the pleasure and luxury of letting yourself linger. Then, open your eyes and answer the following questions as accurately as you can.