A LOOK BACK AT HYPNOTHERAPY

Fanis Makrigiannis is a Certified Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

It is not clear what the first use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes was. However, it is believed that the practice was first used in ancient India.

The use of hypnosis has been documented as early as the 4th century BCE when the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about its therapeutic effects. In the 16th century Europe, physicians, and scientists such as Ambroise Paré began to explore and document the effect of hypnosis on various conditions.

With a growing understanding of neuroscience and brain activity, many modern researchers have studied how hypnosis affects people’s brains.

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Fanis Makrigiannis | Certified Hypnotherapist | Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming | American Board of Hypnotherapists

The history of hypnosis is not a linear path. There are many different theories on what hypnosis is and how it works.

In the 18th century, Franz Mesmer proposed that there was a magnetic fluid that flowed through the body and could be manipulated by magnets or by an individual’s will. Mesmer believed that this fluid was the “life force” that flowed through the body and he called it “animal magnetism.” He used this to try to heal people who were suffering from various physical and mental ailments.

In 1843 James Braid, a Scottish surgeon, coined the term “hypnotism” after he observed patients under Mesmer’s care who appeared to be in a sleep-like state but were able to respond to stimuli.

Hypnosis can be used for more than just therapeutic purposes. It can also be used as an entertainment technique. The process of hypnosis is still not well understood and there are many misconceptions about it.

Hypnosis is a state of mind that can be induced under certain conditions. In this state, a person is more susceptible to suggestion.

Hypnotherapy helps with:

  • weight management
  • smoking cessation
  • stress and anxiety relief
  • sport enhancement
  • removal of fears and phobias

Contact Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis for fears and phobias.

The person who induces hypnosis is called the hypnotist. The person who receives the suggestion is called the subject. A hypnotist will use verbal or physical means to induce hypnosis in their subject.

The most common method for inducing hypnosis is through verbal suggestions, which are given by the hypnotist and accepted by the subject. The hypnotist may also use physical means such as hand gestures or other symbolic actions to induce hypnosis in their subject.

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