Chances are, you're not the first person to ask. Take a look at answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.
Is hypnosis and are hypnosis shows safe?
Yes, Hypnosis is a natural and normal state of the mind in which the body experiences a state of deep physical relaxation while the mind remains clear, alert and focused at all times. A person naturally enters this state many times during a normal day - just most of us are not aware that it is happening. Most of us daydream from time to time. All of these are examples of a natural state of hypnosis called 'environmental hypnosis
Who can be hypnotized?
Any person of at least average intelligence and ability to focus and concentrate can go into hypnosis. The better one is able to concentrate and focus and the more intelligent a person is, the easier it is for him to go into the hypnotic trance.
Is hypnosis mind control?
No. Above all, the person must be willing to go into hypnosis. No one can hypnotize you if you wish not to be hypnotized.
Can the Hypnotist make me do anything against my will on or off stage?
No! A hypnotist cannot make you do anything against your will on stage or off, morality or against your ethics. What you have seen in the movies is fantasy. A hypnotist cannot call you up on the telephone and order you to rob a bank or murder someone (unless you already wanted to do that.) Your mind has natural defenses against harmful suggestions. And besides Robert Maxwell is an ethical stage hypnotist.