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Hypnotism Is it Magic or Reality Most people know what it is It has been seen on television and in movies and the saying You are getting very sleepy has become a widely used phrase Hypnosis has almost always been thought of as a magic trick but recent studies show that it is becoming more popular in medicine and everyday life Hypnosis is defined as a state of mind where the body is more reactive to suggestions than in normal conditions When under hypnosis one narrows his or her attention to one subject or object Everyone in the world has experienced hypnosis many times Some examples are daydreaming and not realizing other events happening being engrossed in a book or a movie or getting lost in thoughts while driving and missing an exit Alman 7 One also experiences hypnosis just before falling asleep at night and again before becoming fully awake in the morning Basic Information 1 Even though everyone experiences hypnosis at least twice daily it is not a highly understood subject by most To fully understand how hypnosis works one has to understand the four different activity levels of the human mind The first level is called beta In beta the mind is in complete consciousness Approximately 75 percent of this level is spent regulating vital bodily functions such as heartbeat breathing and digestion The second state is called alpha Alpha refers to when the mind is in 95 to 100 percent concentration When hypnosis is induced the mind is in the alpha level In this state the mind is fully aware and conscious but the outside appearance of the body suggests the person being hypnotized is asleep The last two activity levels are theta and delta In theta the unconscious mind is in a light sleep and delta refers to the deepest sleep possible Goldberg 13-14 Hypnosis takes place in the alpha level because the
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