It's very typical for anyone to think of the, "watch in hand, swinging back-and-forth" when the subject of hypnosis is brought up. These are the images that are usually linked to this method of psychological state of mind that we still today, do not completely understand. But what is hypnosis? And how can we use it?
Hypnosis uses the particular techniques of altering the conscious mind to feel and see certain things. Hypnotists throughout the centuries have continued to use the same methods, due to the suggestion that hypnotic effect has been able to treat many psychological conditions such as anything from emotional pain to smoking cessation. Although these therapeutic benefits suggest that hypnosis is more than just a pseudoscience, many professional hypnotists have transformed this clinical practice into a source of entertainment. Throughout history, hypnotism has not been just sought out for psychological treatment, but for laughs and fascination among good company.