This hypnosis video is from our basic hypnotherapy certification class. On the first DVD I share this brief hypnotic exercise. I posted it a few years back and got about 300k hits, then changed by ID and reposted it. So in reality this hypnosis video has over 1 million views between the two accounts.
The purpose of this hypnosis video is to demonstrate a basic hypnotic process. This is not entertainment hypnosis, but as an induction could be used in stage hypnosis.
Hypnotherapists who take our courses learn hypnosis is a natural phenomena, and we attempt to dispel many of the myths associated with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Self-hypnosis is realy the same thing as meditation, and can be used for personal improvement, stress management and learning new things.
We teach hypnosis as a tool to be used to help people, and hypnosis for smoking cessation, hypnosis for weight loss and hypnosis for medical treatment are all popular uses of hypnosis. We do not use hypnosis as a replacement for medical treatment, preferring instead to see it as a complimentary tool for achieving wellness.
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Hypnosis- from Wikipedia:
Hypnosis is a mental state (according to "state theory") or imaginative role-enactment (according to "non-state theory"). It is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a long series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. Hypnotic suggestions may be delivered by a hypnotist in the presence of the subject, or may be self-administered ("self-suggestion" or "autosuggestion"). The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy", while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as "stage hypnosis".
The words hypnosis and hypnotism both derive from the term neuro-hypnotism (nervous sleep) coined by the Scottish surgeon James Braid around 1841. Braid based his practice on that developed by Franz Mesmer and his followers ("Mesmerism" or "animal magnetism"), but differed in his theory as to how the procedure worked.
Contrary to a popular misconception—that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep—contemporary research suggests that hypnotic subjects are fully awake and are focusing attention, with a corresponding decrease in their peripheral awareness. Subjects also show an increased response to suggestions. In the first book on the subject, Neurypnology (1843), Braid described "hypnotism" as a state of physical relaxation accompanied and induced by mental concentration ("abstraction").
Self-hypnosis ("autohypnosis") is a form of hypnosis which is self-induced, and normally makes use of self-suggestion ("autosuggestion"). Listening to pre-recorded audio or other media is often mistaken for self-hypnosis, but is just another form of hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is used extensively in modern hypnotherapy. It can take the form of hypnosis carried out by means of a learned routine.
The English term "hypnotism" was introduced in 1841 by the Scottish physician and surgeon James Braid. According to Braid, he first employed "self-hypnotism" (as he elsewhere refers to it) two years after discovering hypnotism, first teaching it to his clients before employing it on himself.
My first experiments on this point [i.e., self-hypnosis] were instituted in the presence of some friends on the 1st May, 1843, and following days. I believe they were the first experiments of the kind which had ever been tried, and they have succeeded in every case in which I have so operated.
In a later work, Observations on Trance or Human Hybernation (1850), Braid provides probably the first account of self-hypnosis by someone employing it upon themselves.
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