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Hypnosis

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  • 1. A presentation on an altered form of consciousness
  • 2. Overview What is hypnosis? Hypnosis myths The facts about Hypnosis The conscious controversy
  • 3. What is Hypnosis?Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that isoften used in “magic” shows and is a popular tool instory telling, such as television or movies. Now while itmay seem like a bunch of mystical mumbo-jumbo, thereis a grain of truth hidden beneath the smoke andmirrors. People can be sent into a hypnotic state thatdoes alter the way the mind works slightly. Here aresome of the finer, defining points on hypnosis.
  • 4. What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a Trancelike state Hypnotized people are more susceptible to the suggestions of others Hypnosis is considered an altered state of consciousness Hypnosis is similar to the normal waking consciousness
  • 5. Hypnosis “myths”Popular entertainment would have you believe thathypnosis is some form of magic; allowing youunrestricted access to a person’s mind and even allowingyou to control their every thought. The simple truth isthat a lot of this is not true. There are a large number ofmyths about the “mystical powers” of hypnosis, but thenext two slides will show that the majority of said mythsare just that; myths. Here is the truth about the mostpopular myths.
  • 6. Hypnosis “myths” People cannot be hypnotized against their will Hypnosis cannot be used for mind control No one can be hypnotized into preforming a self- destructive act You will not share any secrets while hypnotized
  • 7. Hypnosis Myths
  • 8. The facts about HypnosisNow, that’s not to say that hypnosis is completely fake;There are quite a few things about it that are true.Hypnosis does send the hypnotized person into a near-sleep state and opens them up to the suggestions ofthose nearby. Here are some of the facts that have beenfound across multiple sets of studies on Hypnosis.
  • 9. The facts about hypnosis Approximately 15% of people are highly susceptible to hypnosis. Between 5% and 20% of individuals are not susceptible to hypnosis at all. People who show a high ability to concentrate are most easily hypnotized
  • 10. The facts about hypnosis Hypnosis increases memory and the ability to recall information Hypnosis aids in voluntary change, such as helping the hypnotized individuals quit smoking or drinking Hypnosis has been used in a verity of therapeutic manners, including, occasionally, in Psychological appointments.
  • 11. The conscious controversyHypnosis is not without it’s controversy though. Manyarguments are made regarding whether or not thehypnotic state is an altered state of consciousness, or if itis merely a function of the waking consciousness. Thecontroversy has lead to three different ideas behind thehypnotic state and what role it plays, as listed in the nextslide.
  • 12. The conscious controversy The first theory states that the Hypnotic state has a distinctive change to the electrical impulses of the brain, making it a true altered state. The second says that the differences are negligible, making hypnosis just a method of entering waking consciousness. The third is a middle ground, stating hypnosis as a altered version of waking consciousness
  • 13. Sources Psychsmart by McGraw-Hill The Cleveland Hypnosis Center’s Youtube Channel Wikipedia

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