“What Is Hypnosis?” Describe the Psychological and Physical Aspects of Hypnosis and Discuss the Role of Relaxation in Hypnotherapy.

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What is hypnosis? Hypnosis has amazing benefits and can enhance people lives in many ways. In modern times, it is unfortunate that Hypnosis is seen as a method of entertaining people instead of it being respected for its true aspects. In reality, hypnosis bears little resemblance to these stereotyped images, as it can improve focus and general well-being mentally and physically. It is a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist. It can also be described as a sleep like trance state or better expressed as a relaxed creative mind, focused by the individual. Despite stories about people being hypnotised out of their consent hypnosis requires voluntary participation on the part of the …show more content…

These people were known as stooges as they were aware of the experiment. They were shown a line segment and then asked to choose the matching line from a group of three other segments of different lengths. At first, the confederates answered the questions correctly, but eventually began providing incorrect answers. The real participant would become anxious and would start agreeing with the rest of the group in order to conform. However, when asked for the answers privately they would give the correct answer and the incorrect answer would be rare.
Stanley Milgram shocked the world with his experiments by uncovering some disturbing truths about human nature. Milgram wanted to know how far humans will go when an authority figure orders them to hurt another human being. This was designed to test obedience to authority. Though his experiments he found out that just ordinary people were coerced into carrying out the most cruel and gruesome acts.
Milgram experiment took place in 1961 and he developed an intimidating shock generator, with shock levels starting at 30 volts and increasing in 15 volt increments all the way up to 450 volts. The “teacher” was ordered to deliver a shock to the “learner” every time they got a question wrong. The “Learners” were very good actors and were not really


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