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Hypnosis: Reality or fraud?

Hypnosis: Reality or fraud?

March 28, 2024

Many people wonder if hypnosis is true or if, on the contrary, it is an invention. He has often been seen on television shows related to the phenomenon of hypnosis .

The media focuses show a kind of magician who in a matter of seconds is able to sedate another person deeply, and in that state of unconsciousness, make it answer questions or obey the orders of the hypnotist, performing actions that would not be carried out in waking state, or that he would be unable to carry out.

Is hypnosis a fraud?

Well, it should be clarified that Hypnosis is well rea l . It is a psychic phenomenon that can take place if the conditions are right. But, of course, hypnosis is not what the television shows that we mentioned before show. People who undergo hypnosis for therapeutic purposes and by a qualified professional do not go to sleep, but close their eyes and depress the muscles, but remain fully awake, think freely, give their opinion about what the hypnotist asks, and can leave the state of hypnosis at any time and stop obeying the instructions.

Being aware of this point, it is obvious to conclude that if the hypnotized person receives instructions that he would not want to do, he simply will not carry them out, and he may choose to open his eyes and finish the session at that moment. If we have seen that in the hypnosis shows the volunteers carry out actions that they would not perform in wakefulness, it is either because the context encourages them to let themselves be carried by the experience to that kind of limits, or because, effectively, they pretend to be hypnotized. In the first case, yes they allow to give paáulo to certain phenomena that we usually link with hypnosis: hypersugestionability, selective amnesia, analgesia, overestimated attention

In short, hypnosis does exist and in fact there are many scientific tests and theories that deal with its qualities in a large number of world universities, but obviously you have to know how to distinguish between hypnosis and the version that hypnosis offers the cinema or the TV.

It may interest you: "10 myths about hypnosis, disassembled and explained"

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