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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an induced psychological condition in which people reach a subconscious state of being. Hypnosis aims at inducing an 'altered state of consciousness' experience in individuals.

Learn hypnosis:

Charles .E. Henderson vouches that hypnosis is accessible to one and all and therefore every individual must try and harness their miraculous power hitherto unexplored. To let the magic unroll ensure that you don't force this alternative state of mind upon yourself. Practice hypnosis while lying down, beginners often find this more useful. Switch on some light music and try and relax. One very popular method of learning hypnosis is the Jacobson Progressive Method, according to which you would need to contract each and every muscle of yours and then gradually let go. Once you are relaxed try and deepen your relaxed state. You could do this by following a metronome or pendulum while you begin a slow countdown. However be careful not to assess your state continually, this will invariably cause a rupture in your trance state.

Applications of hypnosis treatment

There are innumerable uses of hypnosis. Of all these, the two distinct applications of hypnosis treatment are its use in the entertainment industry and health applications. Stage hypnotists use a variety of hypnotic methods to relax and focus the subjects, eventually making it appear to the audience that the subject has reached an alternative state of being. The medical applications of hypnosis is however very differently applied and experienced than entertainment hypnosis. Evidence supports the clinical success of hypnosis for pain and weight control, in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It should however always be kept in mind that hypnosis by itself is not a therapy apart from being perhaps a relaxation technique. However when followed by psychological delving helps relieve pain and anxiety. Hypnosis also helps in strengthening will power of people.

Controversies surrounding Hypnosis:

One potential source of controversy is the wide variety of theories of hypnosis that traditionally have been split into 'state' and 'non-state' camps. However, luckily for the advocates of hypnosis, these controversies have been decreasing steadily due to modern brain-imaging techniques, which offer a better understanding of both perspectives along with an increased understanding of the nature of hypnosis. Apart from this hypnosis has over a period of time also acquired cult status. This is also in the process of being repaired due to advanced neural technology.

Intense debate surrounds the topic of hypnosis since it does not have much of a scientific basis. Many scientists have disputed its very existence, while many therapists insist upon its value. In fact, psychologists till very late used hypnosis as a way of delving into one are past experiences. This however is no more an accepted form of interrogation with one's patients.