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Class 110 - History Of Hypnosis
History of Hypnosis
The ancient religious rites of the early Persian, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, as well as other cultures such as; the Chinese, Hindu and African describe behavior suggestive of hypnosis.
In the middle ages the “royal touch” of kings, and such renowned figures as Paracelsus, Valentine Greatrakes and Johann Gassner influenced the scientific world of Franz Mesmer, who in his limited way, made the first serious attempts to bring scientific credence to the phenomena.
Two people who deserve mention because they initiated major trends are Franz Anton Mesmer, and Dr. James Braid.
Gave Hypnosis its original name.
Produced his first theories of Mesmerism in 1765.
Believed that he possessed the power to magnetize people into his control.
Discredited as a physician, branded a fraud and as a result hypnosis was
disclaimed by the scientific world.
Only a few “brave souls” dared to investigate its significance as a scientific
He was a physician in the 1840’s. He Studied hypnosis in a scientific way.
Believed that Mesmerism was a suggestible state resembling a nervous sleep.
He coined the word, “hypnotism” from the Greek word meaning sleep.
A hyper suggestible state is a position, which is currently held by most authorities today.
He made the discovery of the division within the consciousness. It was this discovery which helped to shift the emphasis in hypnosis from the physiological to the psychological
Braid found that many physiological changes took place in the Hypnotic state. Such as:
o Rapid eye movement characteristics of the light stages
o Changes in the breathing
o Subject entered a deeper state of passivity resembling sleep.
He noticed that during this state the subject was easily influenced by verbal suggestions, even to the point of controlling many involuntary functions.
A famous professor of medicine in England.
After witnessing its successful demonstration, he began using it with his patients.
He was opposed by the medical profession and forced to resign his position at the University.
In his continued investigation, he discovered the possibilities of hypnosis as an anesthesia.
Investigate the scientific properties of hypnosis.
He performed over three hundred major operations under hypno-anaesthesia.
He initiated the idea that the hypnotic state was a natural instinct that enabled man to provide healing for himself.
A. A. Liebeault
Responsible for emergence of hypnosis as a new science.
His work influenced one of the most prominent medical authorities of the day, Hippolyte Bernheim.
Liebeault and Bernheim demonstrated the favorable influence of hypnosis upon organic, as well as functional disorders.
Jean Martin Charcot
Believed that the hypnotic state was a form of neurosis, called hysteria.
Hypnosis accepted as a normal manifestation and emerged as a science around 1886.
Joseph Breuer and Sigmund Freud
Introduced a change in the emphasis of hypnotic therapy.
Believed that the hysterical symptoms developed as a result of painful repressed experiences.
Hypnosis enabled the patient to recall the early traumas and, in so doing, a desensitizing effect would occur.
Freud and Breuer both finally abandoned hypnosis, dealing hypnosis a death blow.
World War ll
A serious interest in hypnosis as a scientific modality returned
In Course 101, you will learn a wide range of techniques and methods that affect the subconscious mind. You will understand how your client learns and processes information, and how best to make positive life changing suggestions to the client based on their suggestibility. The classes are listed in the numeric order. Remember that listening is not necessarily learning so be encouraged to watch the video lectures as many times as you need to in order to really learn the material. 101 lays a foundation upon witch all other courses are built.
101 Project Page
Certain classes have been placed on the Project Page allowing you more time and flexibility in completing them. Instead of finishing the project before moving on to the next lesson, you may continue to move on to the next lesson and complete your projects before the 101 Exam is given at the completion of the 101 Course.
Practicals: Practicals are held on the last Saturday of every month. practices are not required but they are encouraged. It is a chance for students to practice with each other, share ideas and hands on training. While attending Practicals, the students may demonstrate a project for an instructor to sign off on it. For the ones who are unable to attend practices, you may choose one of many options to do that.
You have several options: You can video your project or practicum on camera and send in a video in a Window Media Player (wmv) format or email to us on the same format. All videos must be clear and with good audio so that we are able to see and hear both students and client. sur recordings and/practicum. The student may also do their projects or practicum in typed form.
After you have completed the 101 Course, you will have access to review all of the 101 demonstrations for 7 days. Once you have enrolled in the 201 Course you will continue to have access to all the 101 demonstrations as well as, the new demonstrations for 201.
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes