Hypnosis has interested the masses for as long as it first showed up. Just the simple fact that it’s something that you’ll only see in two very specific contexts (a circus or a mental institution) perfectly prove the weird position hypnosis is currently in. Is it scientific and can the results be reproduced, or is it nothing more than a party trick? You’d think we’d know by now, but the jury’s still pretty much out. People usually firmly stick to one side of the spectrum and dismiss whatever the other group says.
Just to help you out a bit on making up your mind on which side of the spectrum you’re on, here’s a few facts about hypnosis. Also, it’s a fun read.
Earliest Recordings of Hypnosis Go Back To 1500 B.C.
Imhotep actually used “sleep temples” to help people heal mentally and physically. People were put into a trance-like state there with music and singing, after which a physician (or what was considered as such at the time) would pretty much suggest what the Gods needed to do in the patient’s sleep to fix their ailments.
During Hypnosis, People Stay Completely Awake
While you may appear to be in a sleep-like state, your brain is actually still quite awake for the entire ordeal.
Memory Loss Only Happens If It’s The Goal of The Hypnosis
Despite movies always making it seem like people don’t remember what happens when they are hypnotized, memory loss will actually only occur if it’s explicitly said.
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