Thermodynamics: A Brief History Of Hypnotherapy

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WHAT IS HYPNOSIS? 1839 words What is it? Hypnosis is a non-invasive neurological trance like state of mind where attention is focused and heightened and where an individual can experience susceptibility to suggestion. History of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Hypnosis has been used for thousands of years, throughout the world, in all different forms and guises for healing purposes. In ancient times, forms of hypnosis and trance would be used to help in the healing process. Over the centuries, in the Western world it was used by shamans and witch doctors and in the East, Indian fakers and yogis and in Australia, the Aborigines were also known to practice healing with forms of hypnosis and trance. It wasn’t until the 1700s that…show more content…
Puységur became a much sought after and highly successful hypnotherapist in France. In 1785, he taught a course in animal magnetism to the local Masonic society, which he said these words: “I believe in the existence within myself of a power. From this belief derives my will to exert it. The entire doctrine of Animal Magnetism is contained in the two words: Believe and Want. I believe that I have the power to set into action the vital principle of my fellow-men; I want to make use of it; this is all my science and all my means. Believe and want, Sirs, and you will do as much as I” *…show more content…
This film is more about manipulation and brainwashing and has nothing really to do with hypnosis as we know it. More recently though, there has been an increasingly different more positive approach as people are more aware of the advantages of hypnosis as an alternative medicine and hopefully help change bad habits and behaviours. An individual has to be willing and contrary to belief they will be always be aware of their surroundings and what is said to them throughout the hypnosis process. It is not a case of being “asleep” as such and the person will be fully aware of their surroundings and what the hypnotist is saying to them at all times. The most recent approach is hypnotising someone into believing that they have had an operation to put in a gastric band which will help with weight loss. Hypnosis can also help in a number of other conditions and ailments such as * Fear of flying * Fear of spiders, snakes, bats *
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