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Explanations For Hypnotisim

external image hypnosis.gif Explanation 1

Stage fright is the opposite of hypnosis. The two reasons for both reactions are called the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.The sympathetic reaction is what happens when your heart rate increases and perspieration increases on the hands and face. These effects are caused by the sympathetic nercous system's response to fear. The parasympathetic reaction slows heart rate and blood pressure. The parasympathetic responds in such a way as to restore the calm operation of the organisim. It conserves the body's energy.
This hypnosis theory is that you introduce the sympathetic state while the paitent is in the parasympathetic state, causing the parasympathetic to be recalled where a sympathetic state of mind would usually cause fear or, stage fright.

external image hypnosis.gifExplanation 2

This theory is that the brainwaves affects human behavior. There are four patterns of brain-wave activity. The normal-awake consious activity of the brain is the beta-brain wave state. It is high and rapid. It is a state of full alertnessfull activity and excitment. Emotional sensations in this state include, anger, worry, fear, anxiety, tension, surprise, hunger and excitment. The alpha state, the beginning of relaxation. The graphs of the alpha state show high frequency. In this state the mind is relaxed but alert. It is a state of passive awarness, composure, physical, and menatal relaxation. Emotional sensations include a sense of well being, pleasureand tranquility.
Alpha brain-wave patterns were discovered in 1968, causing a breakout of Hypnosis reasearch.
The Theta brain-wave stateit is one of tranquility and creativity. very deep relaxation. Emotional sensations in the Theta state include restful alertness, uncertainty, day dreaming and deep tranquility. EGG studies in 1970 led to even more studies. The Delta brain-wave stateThis is the deepest stage of sleep. it is a state of unawarness and unconsciousness. There are no feelings in this state. The delta brain wave state is not reached in Hypnosis on account of the whole no feelings thing.
Hypnosis is a trance like mental state where a person is deeply relaxed, extreamly attentive and extremley open to suggestion. Trained hypnotists have a variety of ways to put the subject of hypnosis under, or asleep.
They specalize in bringing out the unconcious state. In this state the subject blocks out distracting things and becomes incrediably focused, recieveing and processing the hypnotists suggestions without influence from the consious mind, theoretically allowing physical actions the subject may be afraid of to be breached and 'fixed'.

Being hypnotized isn't unlike focusing on a movie or day-dreaming. Because of the way it's portrayed and represented in media, there are many myths about hypnosis. One myth is that going under makes the subject develop short term memory loss or amniesa. The subject usually keeps alertness and awarness of all surroundings and expieriences, and they usually remember the full expieriance.
The subject is not controlled by a hypnotherapist like a puppet, or forced to do anything he would not do ordinarily. The subject retains free will. It is impossable to be hypnotized without consent, because succesful hypnotizims rely on the subjects willingness to participate. In order to be hypnotized, the subject must be calm, relaxed and open to the experiance. They need to want to be hypnotized and believe it is possable. It's been discovered thattraits like trustfullness, aggressiveness, gullibility, intelligence and imagintation have nothing to do with a person being hypnotized.


According to Phychology Today the easiest kind of person to hypnotized is one who is easily absorbed in fantasy, or day-dreaming, and have a talent for blocking out distracting factors. In other words a single minded foucusness. These people who are also usually more open and receptive are the most suggestable.Hypnotherepy is used to augment psychotherapy, reverse bad habits and to complement traditional medicine. In 1996, The National Institutes of Health determined that hypnosis was an effective wayto manage pain and chronic health problems. It is believed by many doctors to help people quit smoking, reduce the frequency of migrains and headaches, heal from surgery, elimate fears and phobias,endure the pain of childbirth or to stop over eating.
It has shown to be effective in conjunction with cancer, immune response, deppression. and ADD. Studies have shown that while it shouldnt be useed in place of traditional medicines, Its as effective as an additional treatment. Drug addiction and alcoholisim do not respond well to hypnotisim.Psychologists theorize that hypnotisim works by placing ideas into a persons subconsious mind while she's asleep and in a more receptive state. while the subject is open minded and foucused, hypnotists use the deepconnection between the mind and body to reprogram the subject, like "I am not in pain," or " I am not afraid of needles," and the subjects mind convinces the body that this is true.