How Hypnosis Works
Long thought of as a stage show or act of trickery by many,
and as a dangerous practice which left the mind vulnerable
to some, hypnosis is finding a new popularity among people
these days. The growth of the use and acceptance of alternative
treatments in the use of the 21st century individual has seen
a corresponding surge in the number of people who are using
hypnosis to treat problems. Hypnosis patients overwhelmingly
use hypnosis in areas where they need a boost in will power
to achieve a specific goal. The two most common areas for
the use of hypnosis are among people who want to either quit
smoking or lose weight.
Hypnosis should not be confused with cartoon depictions of
sinister Lucifer like characters droning "You are getting
sleepy" in monotones while swinging a pendulum. There is no
circling of the pupils, and in fact the subject does not actually
fall asleep. Hypnosis uses a method that most people already
know about, and that has been in use by various companies
since the advent of radio- the principle of subliminal messaging.
Many people have seen documentaries of images of Coke or popcorn
flashed too fast for the mind to register on a movie screen.
The result is an increased desire for the patrons, whose eyes
were fast enough to register the image but who do not actually
remember it. While distracted by the movie, they were open
to subliminal messages.
The same process is how hypnotism works. Anytime a person
is concentrating hard on a given task - whether it be reading,
driving, or watching television- she is open to messages quickly
and unobtrusively projected at her. Hypnosis seeks to implant
a message in the brain while it is vulnerable to unobtrusive
For this reason, the phenomenon of self-hypnosis is gaining
in usage. It is possible to design a program wherein the subliminal
message "ignore your cravings" or something along that line
is planted firmly in a subject's mind. Again, this process
has been common knowledge for some time, as most people have
known the strategy of placing a cassette under a pillow while
asleep to help achieve a certain purpose.
Hypnosis is just like any other treatment- sometimes it will
work, and sometimes it will not. There are many routes to
go, whether you choose self-hypnosis, clinical hypnosis, or
the use of a professional showman such as Romein. Any of these
usages could result in success in terms of your goal, or failure.
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