However, I do not believe that hypnosis is a cure all for weight loss, quitting smoking, or can heal someone of fears, relieve them of substance addictions or cure disease.
While I did not read completely through information on the Hypnotic World website, I was quite surprised at the plethora of information that is available about hypnosis. As I read closer on the sites information, at the bottom I saw the small print about the products offered for download on the website are for relaxation purposes only and are not intended for therapeutic purposes (Hypnotic World, 2012). It seems strange that their website would sell things that one would think would be for hypnotic purposes but instead actually are not. I think that slipping into such a state that the subconscious is still very much capable of functioning as following directions. While self hypnosis also exists, I find it difficult to believe that one could achieve hypnosis on their own because I do not understand how a person could assume both roles. It seems hard to believe.
I think that other cultures try to find ways to induce hypnosis or or altering a state of consciousness in an effort to try to cure others. I think it is just like any other type of thing that seems unusual, for example, astrology and horoscopes or magic, there is a curiosity about it. I think over time as people continued to be curious about hypnosis, the different cultures saw an interesting technique that somehow worked and always looked for a way to utilize it. I think people always try to find a way to slip out of reality or try to deal with situations without traditional medicine. The spread and interest of hypnosis over multiple cultures is actually quite fascinating.
I think that taking a pill that is a miracle pill to only sleep for an hour but would cause a person to not dream would be a bad idea. I think some disadvantages would be ...Show more