It was formerly practiced in fairs and estaminets. We no longer talk about quackery but a true medical discipline with undeniable success, where others have failed …
Everyone has dreamed of one day the extraordinary power to hypnotize a girlfriend, a difficult customer or an insistent creditor. Medicine seeks, for more noble reasons, to use this technique that goes back thousands of years. Since ancient times man has realized that he possessed the gift, by word and gesture, that nature offers to other species, such as the python, that of being able to put another man in a state. particular between wakefulness and sleep, hypnosis.
It’s not sleep
Under hypnosis, in fact, we do not sleep. The consciousness remains intact but it has only one concentration target: its body, its history and its functioning. The hypnotist, for that is the name of the doctor who hypnotizes, unlike the hypnotist who only has to entertain, directs. This is often what holds those who would like to be hypnotized. Yet, as the consciousness is perfectly preserved, the hypnotist can absolutely not impose on his patient any orders that he would refuse in a state of normal consciousness. The hypnotized person regains an original mental state, which can, very schematically, be related to the infant’s first relation to the mother or an object. It is a strong and almost exclusive relationship that the newborn needs to learn, to secure, to apprehend the world and become autonomous. This type of relationship, when it is triggered in adulthood by a session of hypnosis, results in a state where one frees oneself from the stereotyped mental schemas. This relaxation leads to a real relaxation of the body.
The hypnotized keeps control
There is a rule of thumb: hypnosis suggests, but can not, in any case, impose anything on the hypnotized. In short, it’s impossible to have a check signed, to give a violent order for oneself or for others. For a long time it was only psychiatrists who, although Freud refused it, used it to fight against psychosomatic illnesses. Today, it is the surgeons who prescribe it, sometimes managing to reduce by five the doses of painkillers. Some even believe that hypnosis means that some general anesthesia interventions can be dispensed with and that even the help of the patient can be used, for example, by reducing bleeding. Which, for the case of interventions at the dentist, can bring a real plus.
In conclusion, the scientific community is really beginning to wonder as certain experiments show real reactions – especially in terms of blood flow – of our brain under hypnosis. Many hospitals now offer hypnosis consultations, with a very big advantage: 3 to 6 sessions are enough. If there is no improvement, there is no point in continuing.