Some of us believe in hypnosis, some are sceptical, and some might not know about hypnosis. The mystery around it has made us suspect its validity, but at the same time, it also evokes a sense of curiosity. No matter which category you belong to, we’ll introduce some things which you probably did not know about hypnosis.
We will mention some of the happenings in the past where hypnosis was involved. The first one is that it was used as a form of anaesthesia during the World War 1 and two because supplies for anaesthesia were low. It was also used then to help in curing neuroses that the soldiers faced. The Egyptians were one of the firsts to uses hypnosis as their usage was recorded during 1500 BC. Sigmund Freud who is known for his theory of Psychoanalysis used hypnosis to treat his patients.
- Hypnosis is used in professional settings:
Hypnosis has been used in various professional settings from hospitals to clinics to treat both physical and psychological problems. It has been recognised by different countries as a form of medication which proves that it has medical validity and is useful in the treatment of various problems.
- Hypnosis on a daily basis:
Hypnosis is a state of entering the subconscious where one can experience deep relaxation or be in a trance. We all experience hypnosis every single day. For example when you watch TV or an interesting movie, sometimes you might find yourself so engrossed in it that you don’t remember what just happened. Or sometimes you might go somewhere, and when you reach your destination, you might not remember when you got there. These are all examples of entering a mild stage of hypnosis.
The majority of the clients remember what happened during a session. It is said to be a wrong myth that people fall asleep during the sessions and don’t remember. People don’t remember only when they don’t want to. It has also been said that hypnotherapy is useful to remember memories which were forgotten.
- Benefits of hypnotherapy:
Hypnotherapy is very useful for people who have a strong will to do things. For example, if one is determined to stop drinking, improve his public speaking skills, losing weight, sleep better, etc. , hypnotherapy can work well. It can help in relieving stress and pain. On the other hand, if you are extremely unwilling to do certain things then no hypnotherapist can hypnotise you to do things. Hence you don’t have to be scared.
Yes, just like the heading sounds, you can hypnotise yourself too without going to a professional if you just want to experience hypnosis. However, if you need help for certain problems and want hypnotic treatment, you should approach a professional hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy works differently for different people. For some it might be detrimental, for some, it might be constructive. Hence if you want to try hypnotherapy out, go to a professional and seek a professional opinion.