“You are feeling sleepy. You will close your eyes in 5…4…3…2…1! Now as soon as I snap my fingers, you’ll be a monkey….*snaps*” You know what happens next. The man literally acts as if he is a monkey, thanks to hypnosis. Hypnosis has been used since a long time by performers to startle their audience, and their reaction to the performace is “What the….!” Most people think of it as magic, but actually its all science!
What is hypnosis?
When it comes to science, there is no doubt about the working of hypnosis & their affects to human mind. Hypnosis is a phenomenal science of human brain that is yet not been 100% explored and stated as to what exactly it is and how successfully it works. Although there are many theories that states that Hypnosis is an excellent and an effective therapy for a variety of psychological conditions.
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention wherein an individual is in a trance state of heightened focus and concentration. During the therapy of hypnosis the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist. These suggestions are usually given to help improve people’s state of mind and bring within them positive changes.
Unlike what people think of hypnosis is being subconsciously under control of the therapist, it is a hypnotherapy session wherein you are always in control and you are not made to do anything. A hypnotist merely helps you in the treatment of pain, depression, anxiety, stress, habit disorders, and many other psychological and medical problems. However, the hypnotherapy may not always be useful for treatment of all psychological problems or may not work for all patients. The decision to undergo using hypnosis as a part of treatment is a decision that can only be made in consultation with a qualified doctor who is trained to do so.
So how does it work?
Hypnosis is done by altering a person’s state of consciousness in such a way that the analytic left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytic right-hand side is made more alert & focused. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, while at the same time subconscious mind is awoken. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-mind set, than the conscious mind, it has to be changed and improved for the betterment of the patient’s behaviour and mental state.
For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome physiological state of depression or fear of something may try everything they can consciously, but would still fail as long as their subconscious mind remains in the same state of mind. This prevents the patient from succeeding. Hence the only way to succeed is by be altering the subconscious state of mind by abolishing the deep instincts & belief from within.
So now you know the science of hypnotism. The next time you see a performer, and a startled audience, you can say with confidence,”Hey, it’s not magic, it’s just science. Don’t fool us!” 😀 Although we are sorry if we ruined your moments of excitement where you’d think of it as magic 😛
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