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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy uses Hypnosis. It is as important to say what hypnosis is not, as to say what it is.
Hypnosis is not:
Hypnosis is not the paranormal, the occult, mind control, brain washing or submitting ones will to the will of another.
A normal state of mind
It is not possible to make an assessment of hypnosis by what is shown on programmes like ITV’s “You’re back in the room” because it being entertainment requires that deception is a major component. Believing what one sees in stage hypnosis is like believing a magician is performing actual magic rather than tricks. If one considers my list above it is fairly easy to see that the person deepest in hypnosis on “You’re back in the room” is actually the presenter Phillip Schofield.
Does one have to be gullible?
Following his research using fMRI scanning techniques at Imperial College Londo, Professor John Gruzelier described the more hypnotisable person as having a “more efficient, very flexible brain” and “using less metabolic resources to carry out functions” (28/10/04: The Material World; BBC Radio 4). Good hypnotic subjects tend to be highly intelligent and creative.
One retains full mental and physical control
When hypnotised one:
How will it feel being hypnotised?
The most common things said by people after having been hypnotised for the first time are:
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