25 Mesmerizing Facts About Hypnosis You’ll Want To Know

Posted by , Updated on November 10, 2017


It’s safe to say hypnosis has a sketchy reputation. Most people get images from movie scenes of a villain using hypnosis to make someone do something they don’t want. Stage hypnosis acts at Prom also give hypnosis a bad name. In reality, hypnosis is a way for you to access your self-conscious. You’re always in control. Today, some therapists even use it as a calming and relaxing tool to help people with a number of mental health problems like anxiety and insomnia. So, sit back, relax, and take it all in. Here are 25 Mesmerizing Facts About Hypnosis You’ll Want To Know.


Hypnotherapy is not the same as hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is a guided hypnosis with the full intent to help a patient overcome a psychological problem.

timepieceSource: https://www.psychologytoday.com/therapy-types/hypnotherapy

While hypnotherapists can receive accreditation and certifications, there are few or no regulations regarding this practice.

hypnotherapistSource: https://hypnotc.com/hypnotherapy-associations-accreditation-regulation/

Studies have shown that some people have been able to quit smoking after being hypnotized.

quit smokingSource: https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/hypnosis-for-quitting-smoking#1

A study in Cerebral Cortex showed evidence that the brain goes into another neurophysiological state under hypnosis.

brainSource: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/heres-what-happens-to-your-brain-when-youre-hypnotized.html

Hypnosis has been shown to have sleep benefits, allowing people to overcome insomnia and prevent sleepwalking.

man sleepingSource: https://sleep.org/articles/can-hypnosis-help-you-sleep/

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