Hypnotism related words and what they mean


Hypnotist  A person who has learnt the art of hypnosis.

Hypnosis A word derived from ancient Greek word hypnos which means a sleep like state.

Hypnotic Trance A person in a sleep like trance and sometimes open to suggestions giving by a hypnotist or hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapist A person who uses hypnotism to help a client examples been phobias or other psychological problems.

Hypnotism The art of placing someone into a hypnotic trance, the art of hypnosis.

Hypnotic Induction The procedure followed in order to induce a hypnotic trance.

NLP  Neuro Linguistic Programming is techniques used for self improvement in the way you think and to assist others to do the same.

Abreaction  A unexpected reaction to a hypnotic induction.

Suggestibility Test  A Techniques used by hypnotists to test how well the person may respond to suggestions under hypnosis.

Stage Hypnotist A hypnotist who uses hypnosis for entertaining a audience, The people been hypnotised volunteer to experience hypnosis.

Comedy Hypnotist A stage hypnotist who uses hypnosis to entertain.

Progressive Relaxation A Technique used by therapists and sometimes stage hypnotists to relax the person going to be hypnotised.


The Art of Hypnotism

Hypnotism is such a wonderfully mysterious craft, practicable only by those who have spent years, and in some cases decades, honing the art form to the point where it becomes second nature to them. At its core hypnosis is simply an altered psychological state, resembling sleep in many ways but differing due to the fact that the person being hypnotised maintains some semblance of awareness that is unlike anything experienced in either the conscious or unconscious state.

Hypnosis as therapy and the benefits of the art

Hypnosis takes numerous forms and serves a number of purposes. For many it is used as a source of therapy and some psychologists will even argue that it can be used to help relieve the mental boundaries some patients put in place and push them so way towards resolving their issues.

In fact, various studies have concluded that hypnosis can be an aid, if not a definite cure for a number of afflictions, such as anxiety, depression and compulsive disorders. When used correctly it can help the affected person reduce cravings and compulsions in addition to allowing for a more relaxed state of mind.

Hypnosis as entertainment

Over the years hypnosis has evolved into a form of entertainment that makes for a show that is just as impressive as the litany of medical afflictions it can be used to aid.

Stage hypnotists, such as Miles England, have developed superb hypnosis shows that occasionally lead audience members to act in ways they never consciously would but the stage hypnotist would never ask anyone to reveal secrets or do anything against there morale values .