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Hypnosis a highly controversial topic in the medical field Capable of changing a persons behavior modifying daily routines causing odd reactions to normal things plus countless other phenomenas Many people believe that the mystic of hypnosis does not exist and is just a simple stage routine used for entertainment But in this report I will prove that on the stage in the therapy office and in the mass public Hypnosis does exist and is capable of changing our behavior and that it is a very delicate process and not a power to be taken lightly First I will start with a brief history of the art of Hypnosis and what it is Hypnosis is the term for a state of the body where the mind is subconsciously active but the conscious mind and the body are in a sleep like state although many consider it sleep it actually isnt Hunter The change in these states is from Beta into Alpha Beta and Alpha are different terms used to describe the brain waves given off during these states When the subconscious subcon or Alpha mind is responding different commands or suggestions can be implemented into the mind The subcon mind can then execute these imbedded commands without any intervening of the conscious mind and body Hunter Hypnosis was first confirmed to be real by a Swedish therapist named Anton Mesmer around 1775 After publishing papers describing the Alpha Mind State he named the entire process Mesmerism When a person was hypnotized they were considered Mesmerized Hyde 84 He would mesmerize them by swinging a watch in front of them while implementing the suggestions that send someone into a hypnotic sleep More on this will be explained later on It wasnt until 1841 that a doctor name James Baird gave the process the name hypnotism Prior to the time of Mesmer any practice of hypnosis would have qualified as witchcraft or blackmagic Hyde 85 What most
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