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Hypnosis? New Links to Definitions

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Hypnosis: What is it?

Just in case you want to think about hypnosis this weekend, here is something to think about. 🙂

People who use hypnosis professionally vary in their definition about what hypnosis really is. I set up a “What is hypnosis?” page on www.Hypnosis.ORG help add to the discussion, and perhaps this will lead to a more general agreement about what hypnosis really is.

I also placed some links to other definitions of hypnosis on that page. Have a look, and if you like, leave some suggestions for other definitions of hypnosis, or links to sites that have authoritative definitions of hypnosis in the comments section below.

Here is the link to the hypnosis definitions page.

Have a great weekend!

2 Reader Comments to Hypnosis? New Links to Definitions

  1. jeff cartwright April 19, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    At HMI Dr. john Kappas defined hypnosis as…a mind state created by an overload of message units, disorganizing our inhibitory process (critical mind), triggering our fight or flight mechanism and ultimately resulting in a hypersuggestable state, providing access to the subconscious mind.
    they tested me on this so I had it down verbatum.
    I like it as a definition because its about creating the mind state as opposed to what happens after the mind state is created, but it requires us to agree that hypnosis is directly related to the primitive mind. the fight or flight mechanism. We were taught to create an overload of message units, causing the mind to collapse into focus.

  2. Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, FNGH April 19, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Hi Jeff – Thanks for the comment & definition. It is so interesting to hear what others are using as a definition. I especially like the part of the definition where it states that hypnosis is a “hypersugestable state”. Cal

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