has existed in one form or another since time began. It is not known
when the practice of hypnosis originated but it is known that ancient
Egyptians used a form of it.
scientific conception of hypnotism was born in the late 1700s with
Franz Mesmer, an Austrian physician. A 19th century Scottish surgeon,
James Braid originated the terms hypnotism and hypnosis based on
the Greek word for 'to sleep' which is hypnos.
refers to the trance state, a hypnotist is a person who induces
this state and a hypnotherapist is someone who induces hypnosis
to treat illness and problems.
hypnosis you are always in control, if you didn't agree with something
said to you whilst in trance you would not accept the suggestion.
During hypnosis your body becomes very relaxed, but your mind remains
focused. You will be aware of all that is said to you, but may feel
that you are hearing it from a distance.
illnesses and problems can be helped by hypnotherapy, including:
* Blood Pressure
* Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
* Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
* Weight problems