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Definitions of hypnosis from different sources

Hypnotism has always been surrounded by misconception. Unfortunately, the internet is a very unreliable source of information and many websites contain extremely misleading information. This page provides definitions of hypnosis from various organisations and established authors which help to clarify the way hypnosis is normally defined by more credible sources. James Braid The first definition […]

Hypnosis History

The history of hypnosis is a captivating journey that spans centuries, deeply rooted in ancient spiritual practices and shaped by the contributions of influential figures throughout time. From its origins in ancient civilizations to its modern therapeutic applications, hypnosis has evolved, intertwining traditional wisdom with scientific exploration. In this article, we will delve into the […]

Wash Hands when feeling guilty
Recently I came across an interesting article titled "Feeling guilty or sinful? Just Wash your hands !!!". The article was about understanding how not only our mental states determine our behaviour but also how our behaviour can help us control our mental states.
guilt is realisation of mistake
Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes — accurately or not — that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a moral standard, and bears significant responsibility for that violation.
Key to Happiness
For a long time in my life, I thought that there are certain things, people, and situations... that are good and others that are bad. Everything that I thought was bad made me feel a sense of helplessness, sadness, agitation, anxiety... and all that I thought was good, made me feel happy, peaceful, calm, joyous...
When not to meditate
For as long as I remember, almost everyone I spoke to about meditation has told me that it is the way to a blissful and peaceful living. Some have gone to an extent of saying that it is the solution to whatever problem one has and everyone should practise it as there are no side effects of meditation. And I kept wondering whether this is true?
Operant Conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behaviour in other words it is a type of learning in which an individual's behaviour is modified by its consequences or the response the behaviour gets.
Stimulus-response (S-R) is a classical model of psychology about human behaviour and is popularly known as Classical Conditioning. It would be wise to briefly describe “conditioning” before classical conditioning could be explained.
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When we talk about what is hypnosis, we often tend to be either talking about: the relaxed, focused, absorbed feelings associated with a ‘trance state’, or we tend to be talking about the interesting things people can do when hypnotised: such as not feeling pain, or experiencing hallucinations.