Can I Be Hypnotized Easily? Find Out With this Spinning Spiral Test!

Blue hypnotic spiral

I get asked this by many people as soon as I tell them that I am a hypnotherapist. Many people do not believe that they can be hypnotized at all, while some are just curious. Because of this I decided to do a blog with a common test that will help you answer this question. Try it out - I am sure you will be quite amazed by the results.

Woman day dreaming at deskSpinning Spiral Test

Please follow these steps to take the test and then read the results table below.

1. Click here to open an animated spinning spiral (gif)

2. Look at the spinning spiral for 30 seconds (in the middle)

3. Immediately after look at your hand and observe the results

4. Click the 'back button' on your browser to come back to this page and read your results below.

Your Results...

What Did You See? Result
I just saw a spinning spiral - nothing unusual You are difficult to hypnotize.
When I looked at the spiral it changed and when I looked at my hand it was swirling a bit Quite easily hypnotized and can reach a deep state.
When I looked at the spiral it really changed a lot and even some different colours appeared. When I looked at my hand it contracted and expanded repeatedly and I felt quite 'dreamy'. You are very easily hypnotized and could be classified as 'somnambulist'

Percentage of People Who Reach Different Levels of Hypnosis

Studies in America have shown the following:

10% of people are almost impossible to hypnotize
These people will only reach a very light state of trance (more like a light daydream). Even though they can not go all the way into a deep hypnotic state, there is still many benefits they can achieve in a light trance with hypnotherapy.

20% of people are Somnambulists - very deep hypnosis
These are the exact type of people that stage hypnotists try to pick when they are doing a show. Somnambulists can reach a state of hypnosis very quickly and will also go into very deep levels. Stage hypnotists do tests before their shows when they are picking 'audience volunteers' to find these people as they are the perfect subjects to do the 'comedy' acts you see. These people will gain a lot from using hypnotherapy and may experience results extremely quickly.

The other 70% fall somewhere in between
The rest of people can definitely be hypnotized, but not quite as quickly as the somnambulists. Most people fall into this category and will gain great results from hypnotherapy. For most getting to a very deep state of trance is possible, it just takes a little more time.

*** It is also important to note that children are more susceptible to hypnosis then adults. This is because they have less analytical abilities as they grow up learning and experiencing things first. That is why an active imagination and day dreaming is common for most children.

I hope you have found out something new about your self in this blog, and if you live near Perth you are welcome to contact me and make a booking to experience hypnosis for your self.

- Jacqui Dornan