Sunday, September 27, 2015

What is Hypnosis

Hypnosis has a very wide range of definition. It is rather subjective as one would describe it Depending on what hypnosis is used on, it can prove to be useful to people or it can also provide harm. But to get to know better, I personally it is best think that we know exactly what hypnosis really is. Learning how to hypnotize someone truly isn't as hard as it seems.

According to expert, hypnosis would mean to separate a subject from one state of mind to another, the another being non-usual conscious mind. Most of the time, it would appear as if the person who are being hypnotized are asleep. It would also mean to totally bring a person's mind to wherever intended by a hypnotist. True enough, a hypnotist is the one who gives instruction to the affected person in his/her unconscious state.

How does it actually work

A hypnotist at work would normally need a trigger which he will use to get the intended person into the hypnotized mode. This could be anything that can catch the person's focus including music, a hypnotism-induction object, or even as crazy as using verbatism. You might also be familiar with the famous "1, 2, 3, snaps fingers" method. That should be considered as a trigger too.

Who uses it

That is really the question, isn't it? Exactly who in this world would have the ability to talk people to sleep. Well, not many but surely there is Usually this type of people falls under the category of magician, or performers to be exact. These people, who, by their ability to make people fall under hypnotism are paid a handsome rewards, when people buy tickets to see their performances. Of course, this involves more than watching people sleeping on a stage. Let me give you an idea. Imagine a fully grown professional adult had forgotten how to spell. Yes, this actually happen in an act on a stage.

Why is it called magic again? Because it allows people to do things involuntarily, or at least that is what they thought. You see, when you want to hypnotize somebody, you would tell them to relax and calm their mind. People have minds of so many thoughts. With these hectic piece of mind, hypnotism cannot be conducted. Therefore, a relaxed mind have more susceptibility towards the trigger that will induce them getting into hypnotism. In fact, you can try it for yourself. Get a willing friend and tell him to really empty his mind. A successful attempt will allow you to give any instruction to your friend and see that he will follow. The funny part should come when you would think of any embarassing act that you want to see him doing. Just be sure, nothing dangerous.

Hypnosis can prove to be useful, if used properly. There are also some other uses of hypnosis that are known to these days. One of which would be the obvious relaxation technique. Some people might have too many problems clumped up in their heads that they need to be told to calm down. It helps. Hypnosis also proves useful in the medical field, where surgeons used hypnotism as a substitute for anesthesia.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Telepathy in Mentalism

The word Telepathy has derived from two Greek words: "Tele" meaning distant and "Patheia" meaning Feeling" or Experience. It is a process where minds of two people connects and communicates without any physical means for communication. This may be exchange of ideas, images, thoughts or feelings even if the persons may be situated thousands miles apart. The concept of Telepathy is not something new to human civilization and can be traced back in human history all over the world in written scripts and by word of mouth.

Though there is no scientific evidence that telepathy can really be established between two persons, it has always lured researchers and studies are going on to explore and understand the phenomenon. After World War II the interest in Telepathy had increased substantially when thousands have lost their dear ones and tried to find solace by resorting to spiritualism and connecting with the lost ones by telepathy. During this period lot of researches had taken place in the United States and Britain. With advancement of physical sciences, the modern concept of Telepathy is experimenting to combine it with scientific concepts to understand the paranormal phenomena which are yet not explained by scientific concepts alone.

In the process, researchers discovered that when a subject was "magnetized", it develops a special power to understand unspoken and unseen instructions. Psychiatrists were also experiencing the same phenomena. According to the renowned Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, it was a natural power of early living being which was lost during the course of evolution. But under special circumstances and following some specific synchronized steps it can manifest itself.

Though definite steps have been described by researchers to induce telepathy, in most cases it is spontaneous at the time of crisis and generally occurs between relatives and loved ones. For example a friend meets with an accident; the other friend immediately knows it without being told and being physically present at the site The type of information the receiver receives are many. It can just a feeling of something going wrong, feeling of sadness about that person or getting a sense of impending danger. The receiver may receive it while awake or in dream. The receiver may or may not be able to interpret the signal, but he surely knows something has gone wrong. Often it results in change of course of action of the person receiving the signal, like cancelling his travel plan or trying to get in touch with the person, etc.

Telepathy is closely associated with emotional bonding of both the receiver and the sender. Generally women are more likely to be at the receiving end. The reason may be that women are more emotionally attached to their loved ones.

Greek philosopher Democritus attempted to prove Telepathy by wave and corpuscle theories. British chemist and physicist William Crookes postulated that telepathy is carried by radio- like brain waves. Likewise many researchers have put forward many theories to explain telepathy. But none of the theories seem to be adequate. It is a process initiated by the strong emotional bonding between the sender and the receiver. Like any other psychological processes it is beyond time and space. Hence it is very difficult to establish the fact by pure laws of science.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Practical Hypnosis Techniques

Hypnosis is the act of a hypnotist inducing a trancelike state resembling sleep in you wherein you readily accepts suggestions the hypnotist makes. There are many benefits associated to hypnotism as it can help you stop smoking, lose weight, improve your health and just overcome many other health problems.

However it is important that you believe the process will help you; if you don't hypnotism will not be of much help to you As the hypnotist will be inducing his/her thoughts onto you, it is important that you choose the right hypnotist.

Moreover, hypnotism does not come with a degree from school, anyone including doctors can do an additional study or course to become certified in hypnotism and conduct hypnotic sessions. So you need to ask these few questions so that you can assess a few hypnotists, their skills and experience before approaching them.


Find out how long the hypnotist has been practicing. It's better to approach those who have more experience in hypnotism as the new hypnotism experts do not have sufficient clinical experience to benefit you They have just learnt the art and thus have more theoretical than practical knowledge.


Ask if the hypnotist is certified or licensed. Though there is no governing body to certify them, they should be caring and knowledgeable in their disposition. In fact, their years of experience supersede the absence of certification.

Find out what conditions the hypnotist specializes in as some do general therapy and others may handle weight loss and smoking issues better.

Professional organization

It is important that you find out which professional organizations the hypnotist is associated with Hypnotists, and all professionals for that matter, are members of professional associations so that they can complete continuing education and in the process stay abreast of all the latest developments and knowledge in their respective fields. It is always better and important if you choose someone who is acquainted with the latest hypnotism techniques and concepts.

Check with the BBB

Besides asking the hypnotist these questions, there are a few other things you can do to ensure you choose the right hypnotist for yourself. You can check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if they have any complaints lodged against them. If they don't, they are fine however if they do have any complaints, it's better to look for someone else.

References and recommendations

Ask around. Ask friends and acquaintances who have undergone hypnosis sessions and get their recommendations. Consequently, if you do find a hypnotist, it's better if you ask them for some references before you conduct any hypnotism sessions with them. You then have to ask their previous patients if they had benefited through the hypnosis and if the therapist is trustworthy and capable enough.

So if you have some underlying problem, need help losing weight or need help kicking your smoking habit, you could try out hypnosis. Just make sure you choose the right and experienced person for your therapy who you will be comfortable with for all your therapy sessions.