Despite coming from the Greek word hypnos, “sleep-hypnosis has nothing to do with this. It is, on the contrary, state produced artificially high concentration of consciousness through words. Hypnosis is a state passenger who all live at least once during the day, when we “lose” when reading a book, watch a movie or to meditate. Our attention is concentrated and creates this state between sleep and wakefulness. At this point in the subconscious can work freely without the intervention of the conscious mind, the analytical part.
Nobody knows the origin of hypnosis. The ancient peoples like the Maya, Aztecs, Persians and Greeks used hypnosis as a means of healing. The priests or sorcerers caused a state called “magical dream” through the laying on of hands or ritual songs and dances are characterized by a monotonous rhythm. The systematic use of hypnosis began with (1734-1815). Mesmer was convinced we were all under the power of magnetic fluids. His argument was that if the moon exerts a power over the seas of the earth, may also influence human body fluids and actually restore health.
For him the disease was created by a suggestion of the body which could solve the transmission of magnetic waves. Milton Erickson (1901-1980) is another of the great people associated with hypnosis. In fact, contributed to the creation of more effective techniques and was considered the smartest hypnotist. The myth and reality As with all therapeutic methods, it is important to get a good level of trust between the client and the hypnotist.