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What is Hypnosis?

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What is Hypnosis?

What is hypnosis exactly?  Some people would agree that it is just a stage act where a hypnotist makes the audience do a list of crazy lists in some kind of trance.   This is obviously not the true.   Hypnosis is an altered stage of mind where the person is open to suggestion.   This is why hypnotherapy is so useful in helping people overcome fears, lose weight, or quit smoking.  Another big misconception about hypnotherapy is this: you cannot be hypnotized against your will.   An excellent article looks deeper into hypnosis:

By Susanna Barlow
From Susannabarlow.com

What is Hypnosis?

What is hypnosis?

Of course we are all familiar with the stereotype of the stage hypnotist who seems having complete power over a group of people causing them to perform all sorts of ridiculous acts. Entertainment hypnosis.

Medical hypnosis according the American Psychological Association has a different definition: hypnosis is a cooperative interaction in which a participant responds to suggestions by the hypnotist.

For the full article please go here.

The author has a very interesting look at what is hypnosis.   In a way we all engage in a form of self-hypnosis everyday.    From imaging what we are going to do after work, to think about how we are going to design a project; we are all using some form of hypnosis.    If you think you would make an excellent hypnotherapist, you might want to visit our webpage.





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