What Is Hypnosis

Hypnosis which in other words is alerted state of awarness is amongst the oldest phenomena known to man and is found, in one form or another, in virtually every culture throughout the world. It could also be legitimately described as the orginal psychological therapy and somewhat more contentiously, as the basis for many of the more recent styles of psychological intervention.
Although such alerted states have been known for thousands of years , the term 'hypnosis' was only coined circa 1840 by Dr James Braid, a Scottish physician.
It probably may be better to define 'hypnosis' by what it does rather than what it is regard, it is widely accepted as a most excellent method by which may access our inner potential. Also it is probably fair to say that there are as many deifinitions of hypnosis as there are hypnotherapists because when it comes to the topic which is so intangible, the definition is based upon one's exepereince.
There are numbers of misconceptions about hypnosis. People fear that being hypnotized will make them lose control, lose counsciousness or reveal their secrets or do something which would embarrass them. They are also very often afraid that they won't be able to come out of hypnosis or that they will have amnesia. While amnesia may occur in very rare cases, people generally remember everything that occured while they were hypnotized. Hypnosis can have a significant effect on memory. Posthypnotic amnesia can lead an indivindual to forget certain things that occured before or during hypnosis, but this effect generally is very limited and temporary.
Many people base their assumptions about hypnotism on stage acts but fail to take into account that stage hypnotists screen their volunteers to select those who are cooporative, with possible exhibitionist tendencies, as well as responsive to hypnosis. Stage acts help create a myth about hypnosis which discourages people from seeking legitimate hypnotherapy. Stage hypnosis seems to be done for...