Individuals undergoing hypnosis ________.
Task: Individuals undergoing hypnosis ________.
A. Can be coerced into harming themselves and others by a skilled hypnotist
B. Report no memory of the events that occurred during the period they were hypnotized
C. Usually do not have clear memories of the hypnotic experience and are not in control of their own behaviors
D. Usually have clear memories of the hypnotic experience and are in control of their own behaviors
Individuals undergoing hypnosis enter a state of heightened suggestibility in which they are more open to suggestion than they are in a normal state of consciousness. In this state, they may be more likely to follow instructions from a hypnotist and to experience changes in their perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors. Although hypnosis is often associated with Stage hypnotism or TV shows in which participants appear to be in a trance-like state, modern research has shown that individuals can experience the benefits of hypnosis without falling into a deep trance. In fact, many people report feeling more alert and aware during hypnosis than they do in their everyday lives. With the help of a trained professional, individuals can learn to use hypnosis as a tool for change, whether they wish to quit smoking, lose weight, or overcome another problem.