Hypnosis (Greek. hypnos-sleep) an Altered state of consciousness characterized by a narrowing of its volume and presumably a sharp focus on the content of the suggestion. The state of hypnosis occurs as a result of special effects of the hypnotist or purposeful self-suggestion. In a more General sense, hypnosis is a socio-medical concept of a set of techniques for purposeful verbal and sound effects on the human psyche through a certain way of inhibited consciousness, leading to the unconscious execution of various commands and reactions.
Hypnosis is known to mankind for a long time, it was practiced by the priests of ancient Sumer. Continue reading