Hypnosis has been proven to very beneficiary in medical practices. In the 20th century, after the breakthroughs of the 19th century, when hypnosis was freed from its mesmerist trappings and accepted as a mainstream medical technique, its story for the first part of the 20th century can seem rather dull. Hypnosis became a closed-off, academic pursuit, dominated by arcane debates. Nevertheless, as the century progressed, major shifts occurred. One of the most important shifts was geographical, as American researchers and institutions rose to prominence over their European counterparts.
From the early 1900s until the 1950s, hypnosis was shunned as a medical or self help process and was used mainly for entertainment; scientifically it was more or less confined to the laboratory and the classroom. It took a long while in limbo before the techniques and standards of experimental psychology began to bring it back to acceptability. The main characters who were responsible for a renaissance of the practice were Dr Milton Erickson, David Elman, and Harry Arons in the 1950s and 60s. For many modern practitioners of course, “curing human ills” is precisely what hypnosis is all about. Since the 1960s, this emphasis on the more practical and clinical applications of hypnosis has come to dominate.
Into the 21st century science has been taking much more interest in the workings and capabilities of the human mind, and better measuring and evaluation instruments and apparatus have enable science to understand the workings of hypnosis much more credibly. Because of this hypnosis has now become a proven mainstream methodology and all indications are that it will continue to gain acceptance and popularity.
People now began to see the positive uses of hypnoses which range from:
STRESS MANAGEMENT: where you can either get a hypnotist to take you through the process or you get involved in self hypnosis, to achieve the desired results.
SMOKING CESSATION: Hypnosis has helped save a lot of lives by putting them off smoking. In this instance, it will really depend on if the subject really and sincerely wants to give up smoking.
GETTING RID OF FEARS AND PHOBIAS: like visiting the dentist, meeting people, flying in a plane etc. In fact anything that is within an individual’s latent or pre known potentials can be improved or maximized.