June 2009

June 11, 2009

Online Hypnosis : Does Hypnosis Really Work?

Hypnosis dates back to the 18th century. A few known uses of hypnosis back then were as a replacement for anesthesia  and as a treatment for hysterics among others. But for modern day medicine, does hypnosis really work?

Hypnosis aims to changes the ideas, feelings and emotions already embedded in our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is responsible for what we automatically do like breathing or things that are already innate in our system once we get a hold or get used to like driving a car. It is in the subconscious mind where  a lot of thinking and absorbing of new information or ideas takes place, which enable our conscious mind to decide what we will do and put these decisions or ideas into action. It is only in slumber where our subconscious mind becomes more active than our conscious mind, thus an opportunity for new ideas, feelings, or information to be introduced into it.

Commonly, people simply think that those who undergo hypnosis are being placed in a very deep sleep where they are only being asked questions as to which they can only respond with a “yes” or “no.”  In reality, a person being hypnotized is placed under a trance-like condition where the person will feel relaxed, uninhibited and will experience heightened imagination.  This explains the sensation of being in a “very deep sleep” as commonly visualized and described in movies or n television. It is in this state that a person’s subconscious mind is awakened becomes more active. Once our subconscious mind had been awakened, it can now be bombarded with new ideas, feelings or suggestions that are needed to bring about change.

The effectiveness and use of hypnotism is numerous. Other clinical uses of hypnotism include treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and phobias. There are also some who use hypnotism in facilitating speedy recovery after surgery. Hypnotism may also be used in conjunction to child birth conditioning techniques such as La Maze. Modern day hypnotism is now also being used in aesthetics – increase in breast size (thru visualization and suggestion) and weight loss (thru suggestion).

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