About Self-Hypnosis

About Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is hypnosis conducted by one person on themselves.  It invariably employs self-suggestion.  Self-hypnosis and self-suggestion are also commonly called “auto-hypnosis” and “auto-suggestion”.

Self-hypnosis is employed as a fundamental part of most hypnotherapy.  It is also used by many people for a wide range of purposes, including relaxation, performance enhancement, personal insight, stress management, pain control etc.

James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy, was the first person to report using self-hypnosis, which he called “self-hypnotism”, in the 1840s.

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About Self-Hypnosis — 2 Comments

  1. 2500 years ago Lord BUDDHA practised this theraphy to mental patients in GAYA india so I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE THE FOUNDER OF THE hypnotic theraphy is LORD buddha of INDIA 2500 YEARS AGO.

  2. Well, Braid actually said that a few years after he developed hypnotism, and coined the word, he was sent copies of books describing ancient Hindu and Sufi mystical practices, yogic meditation, etc., which he felt was an obvious forerunner of his approach, although based on more mystical explanations opposed to Braid’s emphasis upon common sense explanations and established psychological and physiological processes. There’s no evidence, as far as I understand it, to conclusively establish whether Buddha was an actual historical figure or a mythological construct. I don’t think there’s any evidence to show that Buddha, or his early followers, emphasised that the effects of meditation were due to hypnotism, i.e., the suggestive power of focused attention on the expectation of certain responses occurring. For example, if Buddhists, like Braid, believed that the experience Nirvana was merely the result of hypnotism and imaginative suggestion that would, at least at face value, seem to conflict with the rest of their philosophy.

    Donald Robertson