Fantasy Island Skegness 10pm show
Can a person do anything against their will whilst hypnotised?
A: No. A person in a state of hypnosis will not allow themselves to do anything they wouldn’t do in a conscious state. In fact, your subconscious mind won’t allow you to do or say anything you would normally feel is against your moral or ethical beliefs. In fact, a few hypnotized people on stage have chosen not to respond to a suggestion, such as the man who wouldn’t put on (lipstick) as a male-model.
Can a person become “stuck” in a hypnotic state?
A: No, the human mind’s protective sense of self simply won’t let either of those happen. In the unlikely event a hypnotist failed to return a hypnotized person to full conscious awareness the person would drift off to sleep and would soon wake up (if you will) and out of the hypnosis. During the show, if there were an emergency or the volunteer no longer wanted to participate, s/he could awaken at any time and leave the stage or show area, which happens in most shows when you see a person get up and leave the stage. You see, generally speaking, without the external stimuli of Ian’s voice upon which they are focused, the stage-show volunteer would either fall asleep or become fully alert and awake soon without harm. If Ian were (God forbid) to drop dead or leave the building before counting the volunteers up to full conscious awareness, they would realize sooner than later they no longer hear his voice. They’d then conclude the show had ended and would awaken on their own in a few minutes… like from a wakeful nap. At the show’s end, Ian awakens and removes all suggestions except one—that the volunteers feel refreshed, relaxed in every way and that they had a good time!