Dr. James Esdaile was a surgeon who trained at the University of Edinburgh and who graduated with his MD in 1829. In 1830, went to India and began his work using hypnosis to help people to experience more comfortable and effective surgeries. At the time, there were no reliable methods of pain relief in India, and chloroform and ether had only recently been used in the practice of medicine.
When we speak of deep states of hypnosis, we often come across the word somnambulism, which relates to a state of mind where truly unique hypnotic phenomena can be achieved.
This state can cause profound physical and mental relaxation, enhanced memory recall, positive and/or negative hallucinations, powerful catalepsies, and remarkable abilities at pain control.
Before we had hypnosis, we had Mesmerism, yet what exactly is the difference, and how have things changed from our humble origins from the 1700s? In this blog article, we will explore the pioneering work of Franz Anton Mesmer and why we are not practicing Mesmerism today.
In truth, we all basically want the same things, yet so many of us get in our own way and sabotage our very own highest intentions. We set goals that we do not reach and we constantly find ourselves being unhappy and miserable for no good reason at all.
Read more here about how hypnosis and hypnotherapy training can uncover the root cause of self-sabotage and heal it forever.
I began my journey into this field in 1992 when I had a profound spiritual awakening which changed me forever and caused me to need to learn about how to tap into the incredible love, light, peace, and bliss which I had inadvertently discovered.
When we think of hypnosis, we often think of an altered state where someone is less aware than when in their regular waking consciousness. However, this is not necessarily true because most people in hypnosis describe a state of expanded awareness where they are internally focused, yet are more aware rather than less aware.
Getting training in hypnosis and a hypnotherapy certification can open many wonderful doors that you might not even be aware of! Graduates can go into full-time or part-time practice, can use the training as an adjunct to existing professions, or can join forces within holistic health, psychology, or other medical, mental health, or dental offices.
When the Buddha became enlightened, he was asked what happened to him. His simple answer was “I woke up” and it is said that he was completely freed from all suffering. Is that true? Can a human being really be free from suffering?