Do you know that not everyone can be hypnotized? It is.
That is why before he hypnotises a person, the hypnotist will do a suggestibility test. There are many ways to test a person’s suitability for hypnosis.
One way is to use the Arms rising and falling method. Basically it suggests that the person raises his right arm because a big helium balloon is tied on his right hand and he is feeling the balloon’s lightness lifting his arm higher and higher. At the same time, it is suggested that he lowers his left arm because of the heaviness of a book being placed on his left palm.
The test is very simple and straightforward – and it reveals who is following instruction carefully.