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. 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 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.

Take the Test!

Will Hypnosis Work On Me?

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