Anyone can be hypnotized. Because all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis, a person must simply allow her- or himself to experience it. In fact, you already have. Anytime you drift off to sleep, find yourself absorbed in a book or movie, or drive on “auto pilot” you’re in an everyday hypnotic state of focused attention.
While some people have an extraordinary ability to enter hypnotic states (some are even able to undergo surgery or dental work without anesthesia), most people respond to hypnosis techniques much the same way they do to a good book or movie—becoming enjoyably absorbed and free from distractions around them. To ensure you are successful, bring an open mind and sense of willingness to your sessions. Consciously choosing to enter a state of hypnosis will allow you to communicate with your subconscious and its healing abilities.