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Elena Creixell

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Hypnosis

Elena C. and Neha T. HYPNOSIS Why hypnosis? Why people use hypnosis/how it works How does it feel? COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS DEBUNK TIME - much of this is attributed to belief of
patients that this actually works We believe what we
want to believe. Basic History of Hypnosis 1.http://psychology.about.com/od/statesofconsciousness/a/hypnosis.htm
7.https://www.selfdevelopment.net/hypnosis/hypnosishypnotism/famous-examples-of-stage-hypnosis Bibliography - like meditation
- "euphoric state of peace"
- feels nice & relaxing -James Braid
-Used in wars Video Example #1 Physically, no. Mentally, maybe. COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Is it dangerous? Does it work on everyone? COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Again, it feels peaceful like meditation. It's similar to getting very engrossed in a book or movie. However, one runs the risk of creating false memories. The most important thing that hypnosis believers claim is that patients must FULLY believe in the abilities of hypnosis as a cure. Also, dangerous for drug/alcohol users and people suffering from psychotic symptoms The placebo effect works. - both use power of suggestion
- neither can be substitute for medicine - to elaborate, false memories can be created in the unconscious mind through hypnotic techniques John Morgan (an expert hypnotist) says
hypnosis DOESN'T work. You can't always the
trust the "experts." - claims it all works from
the belief of the patients In conclusion... - definitely not an actual science
- most of it attributed to subconscious of patients Memories are not
always accurate. The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction What is hypnosis? Why hypnosis? Phobias, fears, and anxiety
Sleep disorders
Post-trauma anxiety
Grief and loss Hypnosis does NOT work the way it is portrayed in the media. Hypnotism cannot force one to act against his or her will. Types of Hypnosis Traditional
- Stage Hypnosis
Self Hypnosis - most basic, simplest form
- hypnotist puts patient into trance
- patient's subconscious is subjected to "direct commands" Traditional Hypnosis Stage Hypnosis - type of hypnosis you see at parties
= for the purpose of entertainment - type of hypnosis where you
hypnotize yourself
- suggest things to yourself Self Hypnosis Some examples: Essentially, people believe in hypnosis to help them get over their fears and to solve their problems. Video Example: Debunking
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