Hypnosis Hypnotism HistoryNovember 7, 2018
If you are considering using hypnosis hypnotism to help you with smoking cessation, weight loss, or any other psychological issue, it’s very important to understand the facts about hypnosis.
Hypnotherapist Ian Smith will be able to answer all of your questions.
Hypnosis is a heightened state of mental awareness that takes place when someone is mentally concentrating on doing something.
Clinical hypnosis is just a “tool” which hypnotherapists and stage hypnotists use to bypass the analyzing part of someone’s mind.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy when used together are amazing.
Professional hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be used to change many different psychological issues which are associated with:
- Smoking cessation.
- Weight loss.
- Stress management.
- Confidence building.
- Eliminating fears and phobias.
History Of Hypnosis Hypnotism
Franz Anton Mesmer May 23rd, 1734-1815 who was a German physician who theorized that there was a natural energetic transference between, animated and inanimate objects.
Mesmer treated both individuals and groups of people to overcome many different problems.
He created a focal point by staring into the patient’s eyes which in modern terms is known as hypnotic induction.
Mesmer would move his hands across the patient’s shoulders and down the arms and press his fingers on the hypochondrium of the patient, holding them in position for many hours which brought about the change that was desired
Group Hypnosis Hypnotism
When working with groups of patients Mesmer put a vessel called a “baquet” in the middle of the floor.
The Baquet had holes punctured at the top of it which would correspond to how many patients were in attendance.
From the holes, there were iron rods that were bent at right angles pointing outwards towards the part of the person’s body which needed to be healed.
From the iron rod, there was a rope that the patient would hold which was supposed to communicate with the vessel and then to the next person all the way around the vessel.
This was a very early form of healing which was very quickly stopped by King Louis XVI who appointed four members of the Faculty of Medicine as commissioners to investigate animal magnetism as practiced by d’Eslon and Mesmer.
Dr. James Braid Hypnosis Hypnotism
The word hypnosis was proposed by Dr. James Braid (1799-1860) around 1841 who was a Scottish surgeon who studied Mesmer’s work.
The word hypnosis derives from a technique from mesmerism after Dr. Braid attended an event on mesmerism by Swiss magnetizer Charles Lafontaine in Manchester.
Dr. Braid initially concluded that the phenomenon was a form of sleep so-called hypnosis after Hypnos the Greek god of sleep and master of dreams.
The words “hypnosis and hypnotism” both came from the term neuro-hypnotism (nervous sleep).
Hypnosis Hypnotism And Sleep
In 1847 Dr. Braid realized that the phenomenon of catalepsy, anesthesia, and amnesia could be induced without sleep so he attempted to change the name to “monoideaism” (a state of prolonged absorption in a single idea) but it was too late.
The term “hypnosis” was here to stay.
Hypnosis has moved on a very long way since Dr. Braid and has become widely accepted in the medical profession.
Hypnosis is a very valuable natural alternative therapy that has proven to be incredibly effective where modern medicine has been ineffective (especially for psychological disorders).
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If you are considering using hypnosis and hypnotherapy to quit smoking, lose weight, or to boost your confidence, talk to hypnotist Ian Smith.
Hypnotherapist Ian Smith is an Internationally respected, award-winning therapist who was awarded a distinction in clinical hypnotherapy in 2005.