With this text, I would like to give you some details about hypnosis, its roots and use, and how can you, with hypnosis, make positive and needed changes in your life.

Hypnosis was first mentioned in ancient Indian tradition and was known as “pran vidya” or “trikala vidya”. After initial introduction, the knowledge and practice of hypnosis remained a privilege of selected few families. Hypnosis was next mentioned in Egyptian hieroglyphs, about 3000 years ago (during Ramses XII). Throughout the early history, “religious trans” was often mentioned, indicating that mind-healing has been practiced since the beginning of the human kind.

Hypnosis as we know it today was established in 17 century, by Austrian doctor Franz Anton Mesmer. He created theory of animal magnetism and developed specific way of healing, later referred to as “mesmerism”. His student and follower, Marquis De Puysegur, developed and proved a theory that patient’s conscious decision to accept suggestion is the most important factor in healing. English doctors, John Elliotson and James Esdaileas used hypnosis as anesthetic during the surgery. Dr. James Braid was Scottish surgeon who renamed “mesmerism” to hypnosis. There is a long list of people who left a mark in this area and here are just some of them: Ambroiste Auguste Liebeault, Hippolyte Berneheim, Emile Coue, Clark Leonard Hull, Milton Ericson, Dave Elman, etc.

In conventional medicine hypnosis has been in use since 1950s. Doctors use hypnosis to calm patients or to relive them from pain during specific procedures.

The word "hypnosis" originates in the Greek word “Hypnos” (meaning "sleep").


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