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Luethmers Hypnotized? I don’t think so. The beginnings of hypnosis can most often be traced back to the middle of the 18th century, when mental illness was first being recognized as stemming from psychological rather than organic causes. Many people believe that to be hypnotized is to go into another state of consciousness. Nicholas Spanos, however, led an opposing view that showed hypnosis in a different light. He believes that hypnosis is nothing more than an increased degree of motivation to...

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What Is Hypnosis

What is hypnosis History of hypnosis It is not known how long ago hypnosis started, but hypnosis has been used for a hundred of years. Accient Egyptians and Hebrew , Shamans and whitch healers used hypnosis to treat themselves and their patients. In 18th century Franz Mesmer – a medical doctor from Vienna used hypnosis. He is remembered for a term “mesmerism” which described a process of inducing the trance with using his hands and magnets on people. Scottish surgeon James Braid was...

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What is Hypnosis?

“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a powerful practice, yet at the same time it is a natural process and its techniques are neither inconceivable nor difficult. It can help you to change negative beliefs and to achieve your goals. It can treat emotional problems and improve a range of medical conditions. However no one person will experience hypnosis in the same way. This essay will...

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Mysticism and hypnosis

Defining Mystical Mystical experiences can be described as mental states or events that are often extreme in nature that allows for some ultimate truth or understanding. Mysticism and Hypnosis Characteristics of a Mystical Experience Contact with a supernatural being Religious or supernatural beliefs already ingrained Some divine message Revealing of a truth or great understanding of an already believed philosophy. A feeling of unity and timelessness A feeling of euphoria, fear or...

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Social Cognitive Theory And Hypnosis

Hypnosis appears to be far too difficult and complex of a subject to simply summarize it with one single theory. Due to its complexities, there are two main theories currently being taught and debated: social-cognitive-theory and hypnosis as dissociation (“the hidden observer”). Currently, there is no way to prove or disprove either theory. The prudent thing to do is research both to gain the most proficient understanding of hypnosis. After researching both, one might find a higher agreement...

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Hypnosis in Psychology

Hypnosis in Psychology Throughout the history of this country, hypnosis has been dismissed as a form of gimmickry. Contrary to this, for centuries numerous cultures have used hypnosis as a means of mental and spiritual healing. Hypnosis is defined as an induced trance-like state in which one is highly susceptible to suggestions, or commands. There are three commonly known methods of hypnosis. Two of which, the authoritarian and standardized approaches, are generally considered non-beneficial...

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Concept of Hypnosis

RESEARCHES  INTERVIEWS  QUESTIONNAIRES What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a specific and unusual form of verbal control that apparently enables one person to control another person's behavior, thoughts and perceptions. Examples of hypnosis: Under hypnosis, a person can be induced to bark like a dog, act like a baby, or tolerate pierced with needles. Importance of Hypnosis Hypnosis is important to psychology because it provides insights about the nature of...

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History of Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been used throughout the world for over 4000 years as a way of curing ills and gaining knowledge. For many early years it was seen as a “dark art” of occultism but the same practices forged into our scientific knowledge of today. In the 1700’s Franz Anton Mesmer was the first to propose a rational basis and a consistent method of hypnosis, he passed this on to his followers as a ritualistic practice he called mesmerisation. Mesmer liked to perform mass inductions by linking patients...

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Module 1 What Is Hypnosis

1 “What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. Division 30 of the American Psychological Association describes hypnosis as “beginning with an introduction to the hypnotic process during which, it is explained suggestions for imaginative experiences will be presented to the client. This "hypnotic induction" is an extended initial suggestion for the client to use their imagination, and may contain...

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theories of hypnosis.

Theories of hypnosis including state and non-state explanations. State theory argues that the hypnotic state is a separate state of consciousness, in that it differs significantly from baseline consciousness. State theory suggests that consciousness is divided into various different mental streams and that when an individual is under hypnosis these mental streams move apart from one and other. Hilgard believed that cognition involves these multiple mental streams all being controlled by an “executive...

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