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A Definition Of Hypnosis

By Mark Allen

Despite it’s occasional misuse and criticism, the medical community has increasingly conceded that there are real and significant benefits that can be achieved by being hypnotized.

Hypnosis and hypnotism: what exactly is it? The word itself is derived from “hypnos”, a Greek word meaning sleep. The most commonly used definition is “a trance-like state of heightened suggestibility”.

While the ideas and concepts behind it have been around for thousands of years, medical science has come to recognize and accept it only in the last 50 years or so.

Scientists and researchers in this field have come to recognize that this trance-like state has very special qualities. Within this state, areas of your brain that are normally unreachable become accessible. More specifically, hypnosis can provide direct access into the subconscious mind.

Hypnosis is most commonly used to treat psychological problems and disorders, as a means for controlling habits, and to improve one’s attitude and mental health. Hypnosis therapy, or hypnotherapy, can be very effective.

Weight loss and over eating, smoking cessation, anger management, recovery from surgery and medical conditions, overcoming fear, even drug and alcohol abuse are being effectively addressed through these methods.

Self-hypnosis is one area that has been growing rapidly in recent years, due in large part to the Internet. There are thousands of resources available online, including guides, exercises, and audio recordings. Some websites offering specific self hypnosis audio recordings serve up thousands of downloads every day.

Hypno therapy home study course is one area experiencing rapid growth. Some people have a distrust, or feel a stigma in seeking out a hypnotist in person. For many of these people, this type of self-help is becomes much more accessible and acceptable.

Hypnosis today has become a vibrant and growing field. Whether you are looking to increase your understanding in these areas, or have just begun exploring, websites like Hypnosis-X.info offer up a wealth of information.

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