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Hypnosis, that great unknown

Hypnosis, that great unknown

June 24, 2024

The hypnosis . One of those enormous chimeras that invades theaters, shows and television programs. One of those things that still calls into question the concept that a large part of the population has about "rationality".

How is it possible! It is the immediate response of our mind to the phenomenon. Followed, of course, in most cases, by the typical response pattern of fear; we move away, we begin to doubt ourselves, and the thought of "do not come near me" begins to take our mind.

It is logical. They have bombarded us for so many years with the magical and mysterious phenomenon of hypnosis, which one thinks almost that one can fly when they hypnotize him, and not figuratively . Well, I'm sorry, but no.


What is hypnosis really?

Let's get serious. Hypnosis is much more than what you can see. As such, lto hypnosis emerges as a therapeutic tool in its infancy . There is evidence that already in prehistoric times, there was the figure of shaman, which used techniques suggestive of healing.

Then it was passed on to witches and mediums, and the obscurantism was growing. However, the scientific rigor or at least the consideration of hypnosis as something more than witchcraft began in the school of the psychiatric hospital of Nancy-Salpetriere, with the Professor Charcot and the treatment of collective hysteria through hypnosis.


Nowadays, hypnosis could be defined as a method. A procedure composed of various techniques that use the attention or imagination of the individual to produce alterations or changes in their emotions , thoughts, behaviors or perceptions.

In other words, it's just uan extremely efficient way to use mental resources of the person to achieve results, with the limitations of the human being (no one will lose their personality, or become superman thanks to hypnosis).

The trance state

This way of using attention, necessarily passes through a state called trance. It is a state very similar to the Flow State of the artists. The mind experiences a very high level of abstraction and concentration, devoting resources generally dispersed to very few objectives.


For a while it was thought that not all of us were susceptible to experiencing this state, therefore, we were little "hypnotizable". Today we know that This is not like this . The extent to which a person reaches this state is both in the will of the hypnotized, as in the ability of the hypnotist.

On a subjective level, this state is very personal. The stories of people who have gone through this method are very scattered. The most common they agree to experience a sensation similar to that of a dream; as a state of full consciousness , but absolutely "in another world".

The form: hypnotize with a snap of fingers?

And here comes the really morbid; the way in which that technique is carried out. Do you just snap your fingers? Do I have to slap on your shoulder and then dance "La Macarena"? Really, the form in which it is realized is what less interest it has of face to the technique in himself, although it is the most showy thing. Not to mention the millions who continue to earn thanks to them.

And the question is obvious; How is it possible that you can sleep to someone just by snapping your fingers?

I pose another question: Would you be able to sleep without anyone snapping your fingers?

It is not a question of cause effect. There is no type of click that emits any type of wave that automatically sleeps us. There is, however, the conviction that we will fall asleep when we hear a snap of fingers. Like we will fall asleep when we are tired. Y our body acts in accordance with these beliefs . The mind can be fun, right?

What really matters about hypnosis

Beyond all the sensationalist implications of hypnosis, what ultimately counts is that as a tool, as a method, it is effective in the face of our goal as hypnotists. If our objective is therapeutic, we may opt for methods that give the person more control. If it is the show, we may look for what is striking.

However, above that efficiency is respect . This is an important point; In hypnosis, people are always worked on, and therefore a strong sense of respect for the individuality and honor of the hypnotized person is necessary. Let us be aware of the role that the hypnotized assumes when he accepts to be.He does not perceive any control, on the contrary in fact; It is perceived as "sold". Let's be respectful with him or her.

In short, what really matters is that, as many famous people say (among them, I would like to mention the Uncle Ben of Spiderman), "a great power carries a great responsibility". It is not about power itself, that is, what we can do, but about what to do with the power. How to use it and for what. Above all, if that power really is available to everyone.

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