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Jim Macy says
Glad to hear your views on this DEAD series. Personally, I do not like nor do I use the word "suggestibility" as in becoming hyper suggestible or some other derivative. My prejudice is that there are too many negative connotations to being "Suggestible" such as gullible and open to being taken advantage of. In my pre-talk I talk about becoming hyper-receptive to positive suggestions.
I know several hypnotists that use the suggestibility tests and the best they can do if someone "fails" the test is to say, "you see, YOU are in control, now I want you to ...." Hum, what's wrong with that picture? I believe that you can determine well enough how a person will accept suggestions simply by listening to them in the initial interview.
Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH says
Hello Jim - Thanks for your comment.
We also use the wise approach of teaching that IF you do use, or talk about suggestibility tests then you should NEVER call them "suggestibility tests" when speaking to a client, or group. Rather we call the tests of concentration, or imagination, or similar descriptors that match the test.
Since I like to define hypnosis and a state of "heightened suggestibility" I feel quite comfortable with your wording of "hyper suggestible".
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