What is Hypnosis all about?
A lot of people have common misconceptions about hypnosis
- It’s sleep!
- Mind control
- Fake BS
And you can read other misconceptions here
Anyway, so what is hypnosis?
Let’s look briefly at a bit of history~
You can skip this part if it’s not of your interest hahaha
We won’t go too far back to the time of when hypnotic trances were first used in human history
Just as far back as Franz Mesmer is good enough
Basically, he did something called “animal magnetism” and used it widely to cure people of their problems
Guess where the word “mesmerize” came from 😛
Anyway, James Braid comes into the picture to research “animal magnetism”
I told you it was a brief history, didn’t I?
And later called this phenomena he noticed, “hypnotism”
Yet later regretted because he realized hypnosis is not “sleep”
(In case you were wondering, Hypnos is the Greek God of Sleep! And that’s why people think hypnosis is sleep!)
He found out that hypnosis really is about focused attention
Or total focused concentration in a single thought
And his new term, “mono-ideoism” sadly didn’t catch on… 🙁
Hypnosis does sound more catchy that mono-ideoism after all~
Anyway, so we have a brief history and tada
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis isn’t a pocket watch
Nor a magical use of the wavy hands!
It’s actually psychological
Hypnosis is really about focused attention
A complete concentration
And when you are so focused on one thing
Magic can happen!
From completing tasks to actualizing your dreams
Even just understanding this concept of how hypnosis really is
You can begin to change your life
Well, change your focus from problem to solution 😉
That’s a form of self hypnosis
So hypnosis really is about focus and concentration
And that’s the main point I want to get across today
Comment below your thoughts and let’s chat! 😀