HYPNOSIS is a state of induced but conscious sleep through the process of suggestion. Hypnosis must be readily accepted by the subject in order for the hypnosis to be achieved. Usually, the process of hypnosis involves a hypnotist and a subject. Hypnosis is characterized by deep concentration and extreme relaxation. And of course, a high degree of suggestibility. Different social settings are utilized for hypnosis. From the showroom to the clinic, to the classroom and even police stations. Hypnosis may or may not work for individuals using this format for pain relief, addictions, fear and other problems such as weight control, quitting smoking, etc. The subject's degree of suggestibility is truly the core portal for hypnosis. This trance-like state is commonly viewed as an altered state of consiousness.
Hypnosis provides accessibility to the unconscious and subconscious mind. Repressed memories, multiple personalities, insights or even past life memories can be accessed via hypnosis. Although Freud was the father of repression, he gave up using hypnosis in therapy; however, hypnosis continues to be used still today.