Question: Does hypnotizing someone really work??


  1. If by someone you mean a ‘chicken’ then yes. It really works. 🙂

    There are many people who believe it is possible to be hypnotised as a useful way of ‘looking inside someones mind’. For people that visit psychologists or psychiatrists, some try hypnosis as a way of helping to understand the patient. This treatment method only tends to work on half the amount of people. Hypnosis can sometimes be confused with high level meditation which is usually about looking within your mind and sounds like lots of concentration is required.

    You’ve probably also seen the magician type hypnotists on TV that claim they can hypnotise people and then the hypnotised person will do whatever they are told to do, and they start acting lke chickens and other crazy stuff. This type of hypnotism is a little more ‘entertainment’ than reality.


  2. But yes it does work for SOME people, as Michael says.
    You cannot be hypnotized if you do not want to be, and for some people even if they are cooperating (I have never been hypnotized, even though people have tried).
    But there is a very strong link between your body and your mind, so people who are hypnotized can sometimes do things that they would not let themselves do when awake.


  3. Yes! It really does, for some people. The power of suggestion in our minds is quite amazing.

    There’s a fun Mythbusters clip here: