There are various definitions of hypnosis available on the internet but, the most reliable being that of given by the American Psychological Association which describes hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist.

hypnosis is said to have numerous medical benefits which also include reduction of symptoms of dementia 

How Does hypnosis Work?

Well thanks to our ever-vigilant media when you hear the word hypnotist most of the people instantly imagine a professional looking person with a pocket watch in his/her hand which he/she is swinging back and forth to get the other person into a hypnotic state

Well to all of your disappointments the real hypnosis is not even close to what the media tells you about it. hypnosis is a state of absolutely focused attention where the individual gives an open window of his or her unconscious mind to the hypnotists who helps the patient to explore his thoughts more deeply.

hypnosis is always performed by a trained therapist who is a rigorously trained individual both in getting a person into a hypnotic state and getting him/her out of that state


Hypnosis Myths
Myth 1: when the hypnosis session is over you have no memories of the things that happened in the hypnotic state

Hypnotic state amnesia is the rarest of the rare case scenario and almost all people who go through hypnosis remember the details of the session, even if an individual faces any type of post-hypnosis amnesia it’s very rare and also temporary

Myth 2: information gathered from hypnosis is accurate in all its details

An individual is capable of generating various false memories and hypnosis is no exception to the phenomenon the facts about accuracy of it is nothing but an over-exaggeration by the media

Myth 3: hypnosis does not require your consent and will

We all have encountered stories of people where they were hypnotized against their will and maybe robbed or harmed after that, but it’s now a proven fact that in order to be hypnotized a person needs to have an absolutely free will to participate the in activity

Myth 4: The hypnotist can control you while you are under hypnosis

It’s really tempting to think that in a state of hypnosis the hypnotist can actually control the person and make he or she do things that are against their wish, but the fact being a hypnotist cannot even make you move your hand from right to left if it’s against your will.

Myth 5: hypnosis can change you as a person.

True, hypnosis can be used as a tool enhance performance and memory but you cannot simply take it to every domain hypnosis cannot make you a better cook, or a better driver it simply cannot enhance your physical abilities

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