Hypnosis is considered to have powerful health benefits for numerous conditions including anxiety, inflammation, and gut health. The Hindus of ancient India practiced a deep, trance-like "temple sleep," which was a precursor to modern hypnosis. And Avicenna, the Persian physician, noted the restorative powers of the relaxed trance-state of hypnosis as early as the 11th century. In the last 100 years, though, hypnosis has had a bit of an identity crisis. Hollywood and comedic stage hypnotists have hijacked the field.
Here’s the truth: Hypnosis can be a powerful form of therapy. It won’t make you quack like a duck or never want to work again (a la Office Space). And there’s an increasing amount of small, but very promising, research which suggests hypnosis actually works. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind,Body,Green.
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