What is Hypnotism?

 


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Hypnotism is a therapy that has been used for hundreds of years. Hypnosis dates back to very early times that helped many people during hard times. In early times there was not the advanced technology or medicines that we have today, so these individuals were left with coping with non-medicinal methods. Analgesics were not found at the local pharmacy so many of the women in childbirth and other painful situations were left with minimal relief. Many advanced individuals at the time discovered alternative methods to deal with pain. They may not have realized it at the time, but this was a form of hypnosis. They would relax themselves, focus on a peaceful scene and monitor their breathing. This allows for the mind to drift and the body to better cope with the pain that it is facing. Hypnosis whether called by name was what they were using even in history.

Many people compare the hypnotic state to a mesmerism. It is very similar in that the individual appears to be in a very relaxed and focused state. During hypnotism the individual is able to learn, respond and change the environment or scenery in their mind. This is why hypnosis is so effective, the individual is participating in their treatment. They are able to remember everything that is happening and also respond. Some ask if they would be able to react in an emergency and the answer is yes. If an emergency such as a fire occurred during the hypnotic state the individual would have additional stimulation to cause them to respond to the appropriate action. You never have to worry about being incapacitated or under any other influence that could cause you harm. While under a hypnotic state you are in complete control of your body and actions.

There are many myths that surround hypnosis that are completely untrue. The more information that you have the more successful the hypnotic session will be. Some think that the induction into hypnosis consists of a person waving an object in front of a subject to put them into a trance like state. This is not true and most inductions involve the patient focusing on an object. Another myth is that the person in hypnosis is actually asleep. The difference between hypnosis and sleep is the fact that during hypnosis the patient is completely aware of their surroundings. They are able to respond and exit the state at any time. During sleep the individual is not responding and does not engage in any learning activities. One of the most famous myths is the picture of a hypnotist and person on a stage. The picture involves the hypnotist making the participant do funny things to get a laugh from the audience. Granted there are stage hypnotists that make their money from this type of activity. They can make the audience laugh, but one important thing to remember is that the hypnotist can not make the participant do anything that they would not normally do. For example, if you make enough suggestions to just about anyone they will act silly, it is as simple as that. Most of us at one time or another have barked like a dog or quacked like a duck, may have been teaching a child, but none the less we engaged in the activity. This is the same thing they simply make the suggestion and the individual engages in the activity. A hypnotist can not make you do anything against your moral conviction or other lifestyle so there is not worry about that.

Hypnosis is a great technique that is currently used by not only hypnotist, but also counselors and therapists through out the world. Therapists have found that counseling along with hypnosis help patients tremendously. It is simply using a set of tools to acquire the desired effect. This is important because not everyone responds the same to treatments. Counselors use different counseling techniques until they find what works for the client. With hypnosis the stance works the same for most everyone and can also help the patient uncover feelings that may not be on the surface. In order to resolve problems the patient and therapist must first uncover the problem. Once the problem is in the open they can then devise a plan of resolve.

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