I must begin this blog post by acknowledging I am not a neuroscientist and that I do not write this post as someone professing to have all the answers to questions about the effects of hypnosis on the body. Instead I write as someone interested in what might be the physiological reaction of the body to hypnosis, based on relevant (linked) research in the field. I hope the post works as a starting point for consideration of self-hypnosis as a potential tool in management of physiological conditions.
But before I get on to the opportunities that hypnosis may or may not present, I should define ‘hypnosis’. It has been defined variously as an altered state of consciousness, a wakeful sleep and strongly suggestive state, but the definition I prefer is ‘mega-placebo’.
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