Having removed all misconception, foretelling of the future, explicit or implicit invocation of the devil, the use of animal magnetism (Hypnosis) is indeed merely an act of making use of physical media that are otherwise licit and hence it is not morally forbidden, provided it does not tend toward an illicit end or toward anything depraved.
A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection not an invitation for hypnosis.Umberto Eco
Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.
It's hard to find a field that hasn't used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.
...hypnosis is the epitome of mind - body medicine . It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.
What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.
The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.
A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection not an invitation for hypnosis.
You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.
In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.
hypnosis is not sleep ,... it has no special relationship to sleep, and the whole concept of sleep when applied to hypnosis obscures the situation.
The question of how to interpret hypnosis divides psychiatrists into two camps. He [David Spiegel] and many other psychiatrists regard hypnosis as a genuine mental state, in which our perception of reality changes and our mind ¬ like a telephoto lens ¬ zooms in on a subject.
The covert hypnosis techniques I developed needed to work quickly at the unconscious level. And they did. I easily gained control, commanded attention and compelled compliance from anyone.
Despite conclusive evidence for the efficacy of clinical hypnosis in the management of many cancer related symptoms and particularly acute and chronic pain, hypnosis is currently under-utilized in these applications.
...using hypnosis, scientists have temporarily created hallucinations, compulsions, certain types of memory loss, false memories, and delusions in the laboratory so that these phenomena can be studied in a controlled environment.[ "The Truth and the Hype of hypnosis". Scientific American: July 2001
I tried acupuncture , the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me.
A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation for hypnosis.
Psychologically speaking, enlightenment always meant an advance in the training of mistrust in the construction of an ego concerned about self-assertion and control of reality. Freud’s methodology can be summarized, in a way, as the attempt to keep the path to the unconscious open without using hypnosis. One may consider whether, in Freud’s procedure, a finesse born of mistrust is not at work.
hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.
hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking , according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit .
hypnosis can be very helpful in allowing you to focus on what you want to focus on.
hypnosis puts a person in a trance -like state so that they are more receptive to new suggestion, and better able to control what is happening to the body or see a problem from a new point of view.
New York Time, in The Possibilities in hypnosis, Where the Patient Has the Power (3 November 3, 2008) hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…
This study lends considerable weight to the idea that hypnosis is a real neurological phenomenon. But our goal is not just to verify a hypothesis. With hypnosis, we can help people modulate perceptions in ways that are therapeutically helpful.David Spiegel