What can hypnosis not do

Hypnosis really only works for people who are very imaginative and have a rich fantasy life, so hypnosis can’t affect people who are completely against that sort of thing.
Many people believe that hypnosis is good for recalling forgotten events but the truth is that usually it doesn’t work for that purpose and responses to memory recall are only due to leading questions the hypnotist asks.
For example: If a hypnotist asks if a person was beaten as a child, the person under hypnosis may believe that they were because it was asked of them like as if it had happened. They tell themselves that that was what they wanted to remember and they alter their actual memories to support the claim.
This is why hypnosis is no longer really trusted for criminal cases and important memory recall.

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