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The term hypnosis came from a Scottish physician, James Braid, who used the Greek word for sleep to create the term. Braid thought hypnosis could be used as a surgical anesthetic. People have been pondering and arguing over hypnosis for more than 200 years, but science cannot fully explain how hypnosis actually works. We see what a person does under hypnosis, but it isn't clear why he or she does it. This piece of the pie is really a small piece of a much larger pie called how the human mind works. Hypnosis has scientific verification and found to be an effective technique that can promote accelerated human change. With Hypnosis, we can create desired changes in behavior and encourage mental and physical well-being.
We do understand the general characteristics of hypnosis, and we have some idea of how it works. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. You’re not asleep, because you are alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling of losing yourself in a book, movie or lost in thought (daydreaming). You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought. deep hypnosis is often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep.
In conventional hypnosis, you have ideas suggested by the hypnotist or yourself as if they were reality. If If the hypnotist suggests that your head has swollen up to twice its size, you'll feel a sensation and you may have actual pain. If the hypnotist suggests that you are drinking a glass of iced tea, you'll taste the tea and feel it cooling your mouth and throat. If the hypnotist suggests that you are afraid, you may feel panicky or start to sweat. However the entire time, you are aware that it's all imaginary. Essentially, you're playing pretend on an intense level, like when you were a child. When you are in this special mental state, you may feel uninhibited and very relaxed. This is because you are tuning out the worries and doubts that you would normally have.
While in this state, you become highly suggestible. This is when the hypnotist instructs you do something and embrace the idea completely. This is what makes stage hypnotist shows so entertaining. Psychiatrists theorize that the deep relaxation and focusing exercises of hypnotism work to calm and subdue the conscious mind so that it takes a less active role in your thinking process. In this state, you're still aware of what's going on, but your conscious mind takes a back seat to your subconscious mind. Effectively, this allows you and the hypnotist to work directly with the subconscious. It's as if the hypnotism process pops open a control panel inside your brain.
Modern research however indicates that the ability of each individual patient to mentally reduce pain or focus on the imagination as a tool for pain relief is how the process actually occurs.
Using Hypnosis you can learn how to guide yourself and others to lose weight, quit smoking and be free of physical pain or discomfort.
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