History of hypnosis.

“The mind is powerful, and you have more control than you think.”
― Scott D. Lewis, The Hypnosis Treatment Option: Proven Solutions for Pain, Insomnia, Stress, Obesity, and Other Common Health Problems

Dr.Shammi Rao

shammi-hypnosisHistory of hypnosis.

1734-1815 an Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer believed that there was a fluid in the nerves. The blockage of the flow this flow would result in disease. He used techniques initially with magnets and then with his hands to unblock the pathway of these fluids. Mesmer became the acknowledged father of this therapy and his technique was called mesmerism.

Jean Martin Charcot (1825-93) uses hypnosis to deal with hysterics.

Hypolyte Bernheim (1837-1919) regarded hypnosis as a sleep mode where the subject focuses on a suggestion made by the hypnotist there by focusing on the psychological nature of hypnosis.

1840 John esdail a surgeon form UK used hypnosis to anaesthetise his patients prior to surgery. He called it mesmeric sleep.

1841: James braid used the term hypnotism to make it subject cantered instead of the prevailing operator centred therapy called as Mesmerism. James braid refers to the…

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