Question: What causes people to get hypnotised by something?

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  1. Mostly they themselves.

    If you strongly believe that you’ll be hypnotized, it’s way more likely to happen. I tend to think that most hypnosis is self-hypnosis anyway.

    However, repetitive things (movements, sounds) do have an effect on the brain. There is some evidence that repeatedly, alternately touching opposite walls can increase the amount of serotonin in your brain. Chanting also does that, especially if you do it together with loads of people. It’s very interesting.

    Thanks for the question.


  2. We had some questions about hypnosis in one of the chats I think…
    But hypnosis seems to involve getting someone to very deeply relax and this seems to make you more suggestive, or open to the things that another person may make you do or believe.