Hypnosis has been used for many things; when people hear the word "hypnosis," they think of hypnotherapy or a hypnotist. It is true; hypnosis is usually used as a form of hypnotherapy, to help people through a number of ailments and problems such as smoking.
When people are hypnotized, their brain goes through a state of deep relaxation and the state of consciousness is altered. This is known as a trance: people in a deeply focused state are very responsive to a specific idea or image. This is how hypnotherapists help people with hypnotherapy but hypnosis isn’t just used for hypnotherapy.
People such as psychics have practiced hypnosis to teach themselves how to master their own mental state of awareness.
When that has been mastered, people are able to affect and control their own bodily functions, as well as psychological responses. Psychics who have mastered hypnosis often put themselves under a trance. When they do that, it allows them to become more receptive towards the energies that fluctuates and emits from other people and surroundings.
Some psychics use objects to help induce a trance; these objects could be anywhere from a crystal ball, burning candle, or even noises such as wind chimes or nature sounds. When a psychic is under a trance, they have a heightened awareness of their consciousness level, which enables them to be able to communicate or sense energies on a different plane. They are able to see patterns that an untrained person or one without intuition would be able to sense.
The reason why psychics use hypnosis as a psychic tool is to help develop their intuition.
When psychics are at calm, in a trance, the lines come more clearly to them and they aren’t hindered by any interference that might occur in a normal, conscious state of mind. Some would say that psychics are more in tune than other people with the energy of living things and Earth, such as magnetic energy.
There was an Australian doctor, Franz Anton Mesmer, who found out he could heal people without any form of surgery or medication. Mesmer believed he had a magnetic force that could be used to regulate the flow of natural magnetic fluids in other people. By regulating the flow of magnetic fluids in other people, Mesmer was able to produce a cure for the people and he had a high success rate of people becoming cured. Franz Anton Mesmer wasn’t the only one with this kind of effect.
There was another doctor, Albert Mason, who used hypnosis on a 16 year old boy who was suffering from a genetic skin disorder that had been plaguing him since he was a baby. His disorder caused his skin to be extremely dry and have a black layer of skin that oozed some kind of bloody serum. Medication and skin grafts weren’t able to help him.
However, after Albert Mason put him under hypnosis and said that the skin on his left arm would clear up. Ten days later, the 16 year old boy’s left arm was completely clear. Albert Mason then put him under hypnosis again for the rest of his body and the boy’s skin disorder vanished. After three years, there was still no sign of the disorder returning, which makes the Romans’ saying more true: "healthy mind in healthy body."
Hypnosis has a very long history, being put into practice for thousands of years. The use of hypnosis has been traced as far back as the time of ancient Egyptians.
It is thought that the ancient Egyptians used a form of hypnosis in their dream temples. There also have been ancient Egyptian paintings that were found, depicting a person that is supposedly asleep, surrounded by other people who seem to be making hypnotic passes over the person. There also are some verses in the Bible that speaks of something that sounds like hypnosis.
In ancient times, villages would have a shaman or witchdoctor who would have sick patients come. The descriptions of the procedure done shows that the shaman would have the sick patient go under a trance and some form of singing or chanting would usually take place; convincing the patient that he or she would be well again. The people usually left healed. The healers believed in an ancient Roman saying, "healthy mind in healthy body." This saying shows that healers believed if a person was of healthy mind, the mind would conquer the sickness in the body.
Hypnosis was used by the shamans to help make the patient’s mind strong and healthy, where it would believe that it would conquer the sickness. It is said that the people who went to see the shaman usually had sicknesses that would have been healed on its own but the shaman simply helped speed up the process.
Human beings aren’t the only ones who use some form of hypnosis. It is said that the animal kingdom in general are able to use hypnosis. An example of this would be hibernating animals. Bears are able to hibernate all winter long, without any form of sustenance; surviving without any amount of food or water. When animals such as bears go through hibernation, they turn inwards and are able to sleep for weeks on end. What exactly occurs when an animal goes into a hibernation state? Many people argue that this is a form of hypnosis at work.
History has shown over and over that hypnosis works. Hypnosis helps a person’s brain become more increased in a state of awareness, higher than what would be normal if the person isn’t in a trance.
When a brain is being used in this way, things that would seem otherwise impossible, become possible. After all, scientists only understand about 10% of the brain’s total function and how it is used. The brain forgets memories but the memories are still in the brain, just not as easily accessible as before. Some forms of self-hypnosis can help bring back repressed memories that the conscious mind wasn’t aware of. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the vast potential of the human brain.
Psychics are trained people who use hypnosis on a regular basis, to sense patterns and help other people with anything they might need, such as healing. Hypnosis has proven to be useful, especially with healing but one needs to keep an open mind.
There is also another saying: "Mind over matter." Hypnosis won’t be as effective on a mind that is against the idea than on a mind that is more receptive towards the possibility. Hypnosis is a real thing and it is a tool that is used by many psychics.
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