anyone be hypnotised?
Yes. Provided they have a reasonable level of concentration, are willing and prepared to learn how, any person is bale to achieve a good depth of hypnotic sleep although this might not happen on the stage due to the time constraints.
Absolutely not! All hypnosis is a consent phenomenon and if you do not consent to being hypnotised then, quite simply, you will not be.
If I am hypnotised, can I be made to do something I don't want to do?
Again, no. While hypnotised, you will be aware of what is being said, going on around you and what is happening to you and as a result your own moral code, which keeps you safe and well, will continue to do so and prevent anyone from taking advantage of you.
That will not happen because when a person is hypnotised they can still hear the call to come back to the full waking state. they are not in a trance or unconscious, just deeply relaxed in the physical and mental sense.
While the word sleep is used many times on the stage it isn't sleep in the accepted night time form. It is said to mean hypnotic sleep which is best described as - mind awake, body asleep. There is no sense of loss of consciousness or feeling zapped or spaced out; just a lovely sense of calm and peace.
No. It is as safe and natural as the sleep you have every night.
Yes, every suggestion is removed before the subjects leave the room as a matter of course. They are still themselves in every way when they go home.
No, there are not. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that every person experiences in a varied form every night. It is in fact the first stage of night sleep. In some people it loosens the inhibitions a little and allows the imagination a slightly greater rein and it is this that is used on the stage.
Absolutely not! Only a certain number of people are required as subjects on stage. There still has to be an audience. If you wish to simply watch the show then do so and enjoy yourself.