What exactly is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis?

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Hypnosis is a trance like state of mind.
Hypnosis refers to a trance-like condition, which is usually induced by a hypnotherapist. In this condition, a person experiences a heightened sense of focus and is more receptive to suggestions. A hypnotist can therefore help the person to gain control over undesirable behaviors, emotions and perceptions.If a person wishes to undertake hypnosis training, there are various academies and institutions that offer such training. These institutions are normally licensed and approved by the relevant authorities. In some cases, they are licensed by state education departments. A good program will be approved for its students to become certified in hypnosis. Hypnosis is mainly used for behavioral modification, enabling people to cope with certain medical conditions. It has been used in the treatment of various conditions such as phobias and obsessions. Hypnosis has also been used in helping people to stop smoking, while it has also been effective in facilitating weight loss. Doctors also use hypnosis for pain management, particularly with terminally ill patients.
By Matt Jackson