How do they do it? How did one person make the whole audience fall asleep? How do they hypnotize a person?
Many of us have thought about these questions and perhaps you can get at least a partial answer to them by reading this article.
Hypnosis - this strange ability to influence the behavior and feelings of people - resembles witchcraft or magic. The Viennese doctor A. Mesmer used hypnosis to treat mentally ill people. But he did not fully understand what hypnosis is. He thought that this was a manifestation of "animal magnetism" and was sure that this power is transferred from the hypnotist to the object. Mesmer's hypnosis process, like mesmerism in general, has long been viewed by people as a fraud. More than 100 years later, the English physician James Bride conducted a scientific study of this phenomenon. Since then, it has become the subject of scholarship.
Hypnosis is a mysterious phenomenon for most people. In a hypnotic state, our knowledge and abilities are of great importance. They are embedded in us on a different level, not accessible to our consciousness. Sometimes a hypnotized person concentrates so deeply on a particular task that he can do something that he never did in normal life.
Is it possible to hypnotize a person against his will and without his knowledge? They say no. The person being hypnotized must have a kind of connection with the hypnotist. Sometimes people don't really mind being hypnotized, but they hide it. In these cases, it seems to them that they are hypnotized against their will.
Hypnosis was known as early as 10, 000 BC. The hypnotists were shamans. They could enter the trace state and introduce other people into it. It was believed that thanks to the trance state it was possible to heal the sick, regulate the fighting spirit of soldiers, and foresee the future. And the aborigines used this condition to perform surgeries and to relieve childbirth. The same hypnosis was used in ancient Egypt, Tibet, ancient Greece and India.
Nowadays, one of the types of hypnosis is widespread - street hypnosis. The people call it gypsy. Fraudsters use several rules for this: they copy a person during a conversation like a mirror, thereby causing the person to dive into themselves through the attention of the fraudster. It is the mirror itself that has a hypnotic property. Many films have been shot about this and there are many legends in the world.
An interesting fact: if a person is under hypnosis, any signs of allergies disappear. From this we can conclude that allergies to some extent depend on our consciousness.
And Australians do not waste time and successfully conduct hypnosis courses for employees of banks and jewelry stores. This is done so that employees do not get confused during the attack and can hypnotize the robber.
Did you know that each of us periodically undergoes self-hypnosis? Yes, it is self-hypnosis. During the day, we fall into a state of short-term trance. Our psyche protects itself from overload, giving ourselves a little rest.
American scientists conducted a study and found that it is easier for men to quit smoking through hypnosis than women.
Doctors proved in the 19th century: 80% of the success of the treatment of physical diseases depends on the mood of the person himself. Therefore, in the treatment of hypnosis, they give attitudes that tune in to positive emotions, to improve and speed up recovery.
Hypnosis has reached our country too. Thanks to hypnosis, we treat smoking, obesity, phobias, and alcoholism. Of course, hypnosis is not a 100% result, but in most cases the result is positive.
The most famous hypnotists today are Mikhail Shoyfet, Anatoly Kashpirovsky, Criss Angel.
Anatoly Kashpirovsky in 1989 forced the entire USSR to sit in front of TV screens. It was a sensation. He hypnotized the entire stadium: people laughed, danced and felt drunk.
After the session, people were asked: - How did you feel?
- “Well, she was like she was drinking too much”; "A little drunk."
In fact, these people were not drunk. They were hypnotized.
So not only weak-willed people succumb to hypnosis, but also people with a strong will.