Hypnosis is a word that in the past decades firmly entered our lexicon, but how often do we think what is this phenomenon, what is the mechanism of its effect on the human mind, and what its potential consequences.
Very often many of us face with the concept of hypnosis, when reading a variety of literature watching feature films, scientific and allied telecasts. At the same time, very few people meet with hypnosis in real life.
In modern science, the definition of this phenomenon sounds as follows: " Hypnosis - changed (trance) state of human consciousness, which is achieved by acting on his nervous system of visual, auditory, tactile or other monotonic stimulus on the part of science and medicine to carry out researchs or therapeutic procedures."
In this case, it should be noted that there are quite a lot definitions, somewhat different to each other, but all the properties of hypnosis should be the following: in a state of hypnotic trance in some way changes the modes of operation of the left and right hemispheres of the brain; the focus of attention of hypnotized person is narrowed and fixed on the words and actions of the hypnotist; all information, received by hypnotized person in the state of hypnotic trance perceived UNCRITICALLY.
One of the main questions of hypnosis usage - is the safety of hypnotic effect for the human. But if we consider the condition in which the human brain is located, in general as a special operating mode, and interpreting the motives of hypnotist only as good - then, of course, the danger is minimal.
However, it must be noted that "once a year and stick shoots", and in this case it means that not every brain may like such impact (such cases are described in the literature) and not every hypnotist uses hypnosis for your benefit. Based on the above, to ensure the highest level of security, the hypnosis session must be conducted directly by highly qualified hypnotherapist, preferably after prior diagnosis.
Hypnosis therapy is used from the beginning of the 19th century, ever since the German physician Franz Anton Mesmer developed a theory of "animal magnetism", based on which, such famous scientists, as James Braid, Freud, M. Erickson, systematized knowledge about this phenomenon, investigated its mechanisms, and possibilities of treatment of mental and other disorders. Hypnosis is now widely and successfully used in hypnotherapy to treat psychosomatic disorders, various phobias, dependencies and to diagnose patients.
There are such risks of hypnosis using: aggravation, complication of existing disorders, vivid experience of extremely unpleasant moments from the past, headaches, unethical use of state of hypnotized person is mainly associated with low qualification of specialist and inadequate preparation of session. As positive sides it should be mentioned: the possibility of treating of many mental and physical diseases, deal with emotional problems, general health improvement, and the "tuning" of the organism.
Thus, hypnosis is in the hands of an experienced hypnotherapist can become a powerful tool that creates wonders. This should be know. If you had to deal with a hypnotherapist, do not hesitate to clarify with him what kind of education he received, and what is his experience in this area.
However, in spite of everything, we sincerely hope that you, dear readers, will never have to appeal with your problems nor to the psychologists nor to the hypnotherapist.