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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Do You REALLY go to Sleep When You Are Hypnotized?

Gizer asleep on his couch - tired from guard duty and patrolling the neighborhood to keep it safe
“The greatest achievements

were at first and for a time dreams.

The oak sleeps in the acorn.”

James Allen

A lot of people think when they’re Hypnotized they’re going to be asleep.
Where do they get that idea? From television and stage Hypnosis. For whatever reason, Hypnotists in those circumstances use the word “Sleep” when what they really mean is “close your eyes and be relaxed.”

Of course, it doesn’t help much that the word “Hypnosis” is derived from a Greek word for sleep.  It was originally called “neuro-hypnotism”, meaning “sleep of the nerves”. 

The word Hypnosis was first coined around 1841 by a Scottish surgeon named James Braid. Many refer to Dr. Braid as “the Father of modern Hypnotism”.  It was originally intended to mean a “sleep” of the nervous system where the person experiencing Hypnosis would become physically relaxed and focused on a single idea while minimizing distractions. 

Later, Braid regretted using the word “Hypnosis” or “Hypnotism” because it encouraged the misconception that when a person was Hypnotized that they went to “sleep”. Here’s an excerpt from “Hypnotic Therapeutics written by Braid in 1853:

To continue reading, please go to:  http://www.hypnosisrc.com/dallas_fort_worth_hypnosis_do_you_really_go_to_sleep_when_you_are_hypnotized.html

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