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WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?


HYPNOSIS - "Hypnosis is a transitory state of altered attention in the subject, a state that can be brought about by another person and in which varied phenomena can appear spon­taneously or in response to oral or other stimuli. NOTE: This is the definition provided by the British Medical Association

NOTE: YOU ARE WARNED THAT THIS IS A DIRECT INSIGHT INTO HYPNOSIS. PLEASE DO NOT EXPERIMENT WITH HYPNOSIS IF YOU ARE NOT TRAINED IN PSYCHOLOGY. THE INFORMATION IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE AND THE  FACTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS IS NOT NECESSARILY THE FACTS AND INSIGHT THAT ARO-HEALING WOULD PORTRAY AND NOT NECESSARILY THE BELIEF OF ARO-HEALING AND ITS MEMBERS.

THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PATH TO MASTERY.

AN EXAMPLE

In Tanganyika, a doctor was called to the bedside of a sick black man; the diagnosis was acute peritonitis. An operation was urgently necessary. The sick man, terror-stricken, fled to the healer of his tribe.

The healer proceeded with the customary rituals of incantations and herbs kneaded together, then applied to the painful part. The black man watched the procedure, stupefied. He did not interfere.

The healer commanded: "Feel! Your pains are gone".

Surprise! The patient returned a cured man! The medicine man had quite simply treated by suggestion under hypnosis.

THE HYPNOSIS OF OTHERS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS

How does one define the exact nature of suggestion and hypnosis? No theory until now provides a precise statement about this.

First of all, it would be a state of semi - unconscious­ness placed somewhere between sleep and the waking state.

Here are the central verified facts. Under hypnosis, physiological functions diminish, and psychic activity in­creases.

Here is the definition provided by the British Medical Association:

"Hypnosis is a transitory state of altered attention in the subject, a state that can be brought about by another person and in which varied phenomena can appear spon­taneously or in response to oral or other stimuli.

"These phenomena include a change in consciousness and memory, an increased susceptibility to suggestion and the appearance in the subject of responses and ideas which are unfamiliar to him in his habitual frame of mind.

"Besides, phenomena such as anesthesia, paralysis, muscular rigidity and vasomotor alterations can be, in the hypnotic state, produced or suppressed�. (Quotation from L�Hypnose, Dr. Chertok, Payot, 1969).

What is the hypnosis of others? It is the act of dictating an idea  which is freely accepted by the patient.

Free  consent of the subject is indispensable. This is imperative.

I conclude from this that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, indeed even auto-suggestion. This is why it is important to repeat your idea over and over again, several times. This will generate a conditioned reflex, and will therefore become identified with the patient's personality.

LAW OF THE CONDITIONED REFLEX

Pavlov wrote:

�All unvarying and unceasing excitation which attains a point of the neo-cortex by very well-defined nerve paths, induces a mandatory sleep".

Here are the conditions necessary to obtain the best result: a quiet room, and soft lighting. The patient must not be distracted by his environment. Now, induce a hypnotic excitation, as you are shown below. Once the hypnosis is set in motion, you may then proceed to "lightning hvpnosis".

LIGHTNING HYPNOSIS

This is, again, a self-hypnosis. You merely suggest the idea. This is then incorporated and applied by the pa­tient, who produces the desired effect. Conviction and trust determine the effect. You must therefore create an atmosphere of sympathy and understanding, by means of the dialogue shown below.

EFFECTS

Reactions under hypnosis apply to every part of the person's body. Example: you can slow down or accelerate the breathing motion and the beating of the pulse. Or cause secretion of the gastric juices, sweating, coughing, vomiting, yawning, sneezing, excitement of the sexual functions, menstruation, movements of the pupil of the eye, urination and voiding of the bowels.

Illusions of the senses, either negative or positive, can equally occur under hypnosis.

AN EXAMPLE OF CONTROLLING WHAT A PATIENT WILL SEE

If you give the patient a negative suggestion, he will transform it into a false sensation. For example, he can no longer see certain objects that you say are not there.

Here is an example. Suggest to a person under hypnosis:

"You are in an empty room. Cross it!"

That person will not see the table set in the middle and will knock against it.

One day, I carried out the following experiment. I had suggested to a patient in a hypnotic state:

"You are alone in this room".

But a friend and I remained there, motionless. For a moment. Then, we started throwing soft cushions at her, to her great irritation! Her fright was such that we were obliged to stop the experiment dead.

Once she recovered from her shock, the patient recounted her impressions to us: flying cushions coming out of nowhere, what a scare!

Note her absolute conviction, under hypnosis, of having been alone in that room.

Dr Krafft-Ebing recalls a similar experiment. He had given the suggestion:

�Dr H. has gone away on a trip for a few days. You are quite alone!�

But Dr. H. crossed the room, a lighted cigarette in his mouth. What a shock to the patient! Terror-stricken, his eyes followed this luminous spot which seemed to move on its own. The hypnotized subject attributed this phe­nomenon to some magic "trick."

Another example:

You can induce temporary total blindness by simple suggestion.

Repeat the following:

"Slowly, everything is growing darker around you ... More and more ... Ev­erything is disappearing into an im­penetrable cloud ... Now, you can barely make out nearby objects ... Nothing more ... You are in total darkness",

That person will behave like a blind man. But, in such an experiment, it is necessary to expose possible pre­tending. To do that, place an object in the patient's path. If he is really under hypnosis, he will bump against it.

VITAL NOTE: It is important to say to the hypno­tized subject:

"You will be blind for only a moment".

It is necessary to explicitly limit this blindness so as to get rid of any distress or fear that would cause the failure of the experiment.

AN EXAMPLE OF MAKING PATIENTS FOLLOW YOUR UNSPOKEN THOUGHTS

You can also do this by controlling what he will see. Here is a classic experiment using a deck of cards. Put the subject under hypnosis. Suggest:

�A black spot appears on the reverse of the card I want. Take it out of the deck",

The person will, in actual fact, remove the card you were thinking about from the deck. However, no distinctive mark was on the reverse of that card.

HYPNOSIS IS STATE OF LIMITED CONCIOUSNESS, WHERE THE CONSCIOUS MIND IS DOMINATED BY THE FAR GEA TER POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS

Of course, hypnosis is very much like sleep. But do not confuse normal sleep with hypnotic sleep. During hypnotic sleep, consciousness - the too-rational part of the mind that tells us that we cannot do the "impossible" - is limited. But with hypnotic access to the unconscious, many previous "impossibilities" suddenly become possible.

According to Pavlov, in hypnosis only certain cerebral (conscious) functions would be limited, or indeed extinguished. Here is the explanation. A reduced circulation rate is equivalent to diminished cerebral activity. The functions of the higher centers of the brain, fed by capil­lary blood vessels, in hypnosis will be considerably lessened. The subconscious personality will come into play.

There is, in reality, a relation between sleep and the minimum of conscious perception. In a perfect resem­blance, hypnosis would be no more than simple sleep.

Inhibitions are dominant in the sleeping state. Exci­tations take over when one is awake.

My conclusion: normal sleep is different than hypnosis.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPNOSIS AND SLEEP

THE STRUCTURE OF HYPNOSIS

1.                     Increased attention is attached to a suggestion received.

2.                     There is an awareness of every word and every noise.

3.                     There is lessening of the patient's critical mind.

4.                     There is a restricted or limited field of conciousness, although the conscious mind remains awake.

5.                     There is the presence of a temporary and limited sense of direction.

6.                     Except for a command to the contrary, the memory of the patient continues to function.

7.                     The hypnotized person is receptive to the spoken word.

THE STRUCTURE OF SLEEP

1. Attention is non -existent.

2. Receptivity to excitation is practically nil.

3. The critical mind is totally absent.

4. Consciousness is blocked.

5. The sense of direction is extinguished.

6. Memory is blocked.

7.     The patient is no longer receptive to the spoken word.

RAPPORT

Under hypnosis, the patient's consciousness moves towards the hypnotist. A contact is created called, "rapport". The subconscious, detached from all external excitation, will faithfully record the commands of the hypnotist. You will also observe that during this rapport, the critical faculty, although clearly diminished, survives. As a result, suggestions in conflict with fundamental in­clinations of the personality will immediately cancel the hypnosis.

Example:

Suggest to the patient that he disrobe or kill some­one. The latter, neither exhibitionist nor assassin, will instantly awaken.

FACTORS LIKELY TO INDUCE HYPNOSIS

Remember the following:

1. Hypnosis has nothing in common with magic or supranormal phenomena.

2. Hypnosis is not artificial sleep.

3.                     Hypnosis is much more than mere suggestion.

Suggestion is simply received and transformed more easily under hypnosis.

4.Under hypnosis, you can influence psychological illnesses, or serious organic disturbances in a positive fashion.

5. Ilypnosuggestive influences are functions of the psychic activity or passivity of the person hypnotized.

6. One may suggest to the subject under hypnosis sensory illusions in either the positive or negative sense.

7. Ilypnosis is not the same as sleep. But both are inherent in human and animal life.

8. Any person able to sleep is susceptible to hyp­nosis. The symptoms which take place during normal sleep differ from the effects produced under hypnosis.

9. Hypnosis is not, of course, a remedy for all ills. But the experienced hypnotist will find in it an effective way to help his fellow man in the best way possible.

WHA IS SUGGESTION?

DEFINITION

Suggestion is the means of creating, in one's subcon­scious or in that of someone else, an image of a given idea or action. It is thus the infallible procedure for influenc­ing other's feelings, other's judgement and other's will. If the image or idea is clear and precise, it will be easily reg­istered. The results will be even longer-lasting.

HETEROSUGGESTION AND AUTOSUGGESTION

By heterosuggestion, we receive an idea given by an­other person. By autosuggestion the image is created by ourselves. But all heterosuggestion is ultimately an auto­suggestion. To explain: the idea produced by the hypno­tist is first engraved in the patient's subconscious ... then is identified with �  then is transformed into auto-suggestion.

ITS REALIZATION IN THE SUBCONSCIOUS

A suggestion is never put into action by our conscious mind. It is first transformed by autosuggestion - in the subconscious mind � into a mental image of the action suggested.

The conclusion must be that all the phenomena of hypnosis are the result of suggestions or auto-suggestions.

Look at this experiment. A scholar suggests to several people:

''You are each drinking a quart of liq­uid"

Each person will therefore urinate a quart more than usual. However, they have all really drunk only a very little  water.

How is the suggestion carried out? By inner sub-conscious thought. This is what generates the mental image \v I. iehbrings about the realization of the desired action.

It  is central for you to realize that without the patient�s conviction, this chain from suggestion to action is impossible. Under hypnosis, all suggestions � whether they come from you or from the patient - are accepted or refused according to the extent of our belief.

 Here are other similiar factors to be taken into account:

The favorable disposition of your subject to be hypnotized.

Your power of persuasion, developed as shown below.

Your ability to change what you want into an idea that will be freely accepted by the subject � or into a mental image of the action you "will" in the patient's sub­conscious. This too will be shown to you.

WHO CAN MAKE SUGGESTION?

Certain people master it right away. The required cri­teria are: great self-confidence, an outstanding personal­ity.

Dr. Charles Baudouin remarks, "Suggestion is the unconscious realization of an idea put forward".

The psychologist Fritz Lambert states, "All sugges­tion is a mental influence. Believe it". We submit to it.

CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS SUGGESTIONS

In life, we submit to certain influences from our envi­ronment, and, of course, our inner feelings influence our­selves. Thus our fate is continually determined by con­scious and unconscious suggestions. Autosuggestion occu­pies a major place, for we take each of these ideas and in­corporate it to forge our personality.

Therefore, I recommend that you never forge negative ideas.

Positive and very powerful thoughts are the keys to your success.

Learn to live only with them, and eliminate all inauspicious thoughts.

THE CENTRAL RULE OF MENTAL POWER: He who knows and uses the laws of suggestion protects himself  from all worries - and achieves all that he desires.

NOTE: As you have seen, for purposes of brevity, I have ' used the pronoun, "he", to represent both male and female. There is no sexual bias intended. Otherwise, these books would be quite awkward to read.

MAKE SUGGESTIONS THAT YOUR PATIENT CAN SEE AND THEN REALIZE

Before formulating a suggestion, try to find out if your patient is capable of reproducing a mental image of your idea. Only that of which we can form a precise image tends to be realized. 

Example: Here's how to form an image of your breathing. While you inhale, imagine that you are storing up new strength. Feel the strength pouring into your body with every breath. Then feel it settling in and spreading throughout every cell of your body. While you exhale, feel that you are getting rid of stale, poisonous air.

Ten breaths will suffice. Your suggestion will have taken shape.

I must point out that a suggestion is not necessarily logical. Logic is not a precondition for success. Success depends on the vividness and precision with which the mental image is implanted.

Any man who is capable of belief - and who of us is not - is by that capability suggestible. The infallible way to be effective is to repeat a clearly stated suggestion. But do not exceed three repetitions per session.

HOW TO OBTAIN WHAT YOU DESIRE

In every aspect of your life, success begins with men­tal images. The right image brings the right result. This law is unanswerable.

Failures also come from accepted images. Example: There are many times where you identify with your faults, and repeat:

"I can't do it ... That does not suit me ... It's the way l am ... "

By giving in to these negative thoughts, you will forge a negative personality for yourself.

Every negative thought must be immediately Icounteracted by a positive thought. In this way, you hypnotize yourself into a life of success and joy.

HOW TO IMMEDIATELY CHANGE THE WAY A PERSON'S BODY WORKS BY HYPNOSIS.

I�m going to give you a sample exercise which will prove the power of suggestion.

Ilypnotize someone as shown below. Base your suggestions on feelings or impressions that person has already experienced. You will be able to obtain an acceleration of his pulse, low blood pressure, considerable perspiration and sobbing. Then, with no transition whatever, you will produce a burst of laughter and euphoria.

Other movements, independently of our will, are produced by suggestion: deeper breathing, easier bowel movements, painless childbirth and the suppression of insomnia.

HOW TO INCREASE THE EFFECT OF  SUGGESTION

Several factors playa part:

I.                       Your own personality, which will be greatly strengthened by these volumes.

o                                       The ascendancy exerted by your more powerful personality over the patient.

o                  Your spoken word. Its contents shall be intelligible. Its tone shall be monotonous, gentle but firm.

o                          Your bearing and behavior as you are treating him. Behavior and gestures stimu­late or reduce the effectiveness of the sug­gestion made.

2.  The individuality of the patient.

*          Adapt your suggestion to his ability to create a mental image of the idea given. Something that will have an impression on one person will have no effect on another. Test different phrasings of the same suggestion, until you reach one he will follow.

3.         The content of the suggestion.

*          Every command that goes against the patient's inclinations encounters resistance to its realization. This must therefore be avoided.

DIRECT OR INDIRECT SUGGESTIONS

The conscious self often rejects a direct suggestion. If indirect, it more easily avoids the censorship of reason, which is inclined to be critical. Thus, this indirect form of suggestion will be more readily accepted and followed.

Why? Because the subject is unaware that this is the first of a succession of suggestions that will gradually and gently cause him to follow your will.

Here is an example of indirect suggestion that works:

A child  refuses to sleep without the aid of a sedative. Her mother offers a candy instead of the sedative pill and says:

�Take this tablet and you will sleep".

(This suggestion is indirect, because the mother implies that the tablet is a sedative, but does not say that it is. Nor, of course, does she say that the tablet is candy, and not a sedative)

The child believes she has swallowed a sedative. (This is an auto-suggestion - a command from the child's unconcious to her body, which follows from her mother's suggestion.) She falls asleep. This is the final effect.

And here is an example of a direct suggestion that does not work:

After a rough day, say to yourself:

(([ will count up to three, then I will feel fresh and alert".

You will experience nothing. The subconscious will simply not be convinced. Why? Because you have given an outright command, instead of an indirect image thn t. contains and disguises that command.

You have not followed the logic of the unconscious. You have tried to force it, instead of letting it follow tho natural conclusion of the images you give it. It will therefore resist the direct suggestion, and you will achieve nothing.

HOW TO RESTATE DIRECT SUGGESTIONS SO THAT THEY BECOME VIVID, INDIRECT IMAGES

In the same situation, frame the suggestion in this way:

(7'm going to take cold shower, then I  will be fresh and alert".

This suggestion will be realized.

Why? Because, this way, you are giving a physical image, rather than an abstract command. You are not commanding, Countdown 1-2-3", Instead, you are giving your subconscious a gratifying sensual picture to follow.

Once the subconscious is given such a picture, it can then build a chain of associations from there. It can feel the soothing water in the shower, for example. It can magnify the vigor that the chill of the water gives you. It ca n turn every drop of that water into a "fountain of youth" for you.

Your unconscious must have a physical image to begin with. It takes this physical image, and builds on it � automatically - again and again and again - to give you the final result you want.

This is the way to make it work for you!

Dr. Liek relates a similar example in his book, Das Wunder in der Heilkunde:

"At the age of ten, I had countless warts on my hands. Durjng a stay in the country, the servant made for me a cure for my warts. She knotted a thread around each wart, let some water run over each, and buried the thread at the place where the rain fell to earth from the roof. 'When these threads have rotted, the warts will disappear', she said. Six weeks later, without having undergone any treatment, I had no more warts".

This example demonstrates the power of vivid, physi­cal suggestion, started by an "if ... then" chain.

Alas, most often we use this kind of suggestion in its negative form.

For example: "If I go to the theater this evening, then I will surely have my migraine".

Therefore, express only positive ones of this type:

If I regularly take this medicine prescribed by the doctor, I will soon be cured".

DOUBT: THE WORST ENEMY

Most of the time, We "want" to believe but we "cannot". The obstacles that block us are fear and doubt.

Therefore, to achieve the result you want, make a choice between negative and positive thoughts. Remem­ber Edison. He carried out three thousand experiments to get to the point of constructing a single electric bulb.

Three thousand tests! Three thousand failures! But positive suggestion prevailed because he put them in these terms:

�I will succeed no matter what the cost!"

Thus, through this means, he succeeded.

Here is a rule: Every positive suggestion which tries to take root in a skeptical person bounces off the trained indifference of his subconscious. Destroy this self-defeating habit. Believe, and it shall be given to you.

        'SELF-CONFIDENCE

Believe in your powers. Use the power of suggestion.

No doubt must remain.

You will change your life ... permanently.

HERE ARE MORE CONFIRMING EXPERIMENTS

When phrased correctly, certain suggestions are realized right away. The experiments described in the works of Dr. Franz Volgyest, Menchen Und Tierhypnose � Die Seele ist  Alles (Ed. Orell-Fussli), provide the proof.

Here is one such experiment:

To execute an examination of the hypnotic effects on the stomach, he had made several patients swallow a small probe. Then these people were put under hypnosis. The probes were still in place. He suggested to them that they  were swallowing various foods.

Here are the laboratory analysis results:

Gastric secretion had changed in quantity and quality according to the food suggested.

For example: The suggestion of a patient's favorite dish produced a considerable rush of gastric juice.

The physician then made the following remark:

"How good would it be if you had actually swallowed that favorite food?"

Immediately, the patient's stomach stopped all func­tioning, as if annoyed by the hoax. But the suggestion of other delights made it take up its work once more.

Here is another experiment:

Dr. V olgyesi suggested to a patient a total insensitiveness in one eye. An intern then gently thrust a needle into the connective tissue, which is normally painfully sensitive. The patient did not even blink the eye.

MORE ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SUGGESTION

Let us begin with the experiment of L. Benedek. He suggested to a woman, "I am pouring hot water over your arm". The temperature of her skin went up three degrees.

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Here are the elements that make up such a successful suggestion:

o                                 Conscious concentration is limited. The patient's attention is fixed on a single idea - the suggestion - that starts outside the field of his consciousness.

o                                   Through that suggestion, the patient imagines that a physical or psychic event has happened or is about to happen.

Suggestion is the basis of all hypnotherapy. Its power is useful in suppressing an illness or in curing it by natural means.

Conclusion: Hypnosis can be effective where all other therapy has failed.

IS HYPNOSIS DANGEROUS?

Many of my colleagues maintain: "Hypnosis is dangerous". I object! I have carried out thousands of hyp­noses. I have never been confronted by a truly dangerous situation. I will relate, in all sincerity, several incidents, or "breakdowns" that occurred at the beginning of my career.

HOW TO PREVENT ANY DANGER WHEN YOU PRACTICE HYPNOSIS

One day, I put an overly-curious female journalist under hypnosis. My suggestion was this:

'"'You have the mental age of three years".

My son was, at this time, of the same age. He under­stood quite quickly that although his "new aunt" was big ... she was a child. He led her into his room.

I watched them play quietly together. I intervened only once. The journalist wanted to get into the tiny bed � ! Then she discovered the television set. Fascinated, she turned it on and off, changed the channels according to my son's instructions. Note that, in her childhood, television sets did not exist.

But here was the problem. I wanted to put an end to the hypnosis. But I had no effect. The patient, too long in the hypnotic state, was totally reliving her hypnotic role of being a child.

What was I to do? I remembered having learned that in case of a "breakdown", I must keep cool and - above all � I must deepen the hypnosis.

I placed my hands over the eyes of the journalist and pronounced the following deepening suggestions:

�Now we will learn mathematics. You will like rnathematics.I will teach you to count  up to three ... On three, you

                                will open your eyes                                 You will feel refreshed  and alert�You are twenty-three  years old ...Everything will be as it was  before we began ... 1 - 2 - 3".

'The patient opened her eyes, remembering nothing.

BLOCKAGE OF SELF-HYPNOSIS

Here is another incident. I had suggested to someone:

�You can practice self-hypnosis only in my  presence. But entrust your commands to me".

No sooner said than done. I heard the patient say to himself:

"I'm counting to three ... on three, I will fall asleep. No one will be able to reawaken me ... 1 � 2 � 3�. In his ignorance, he had committed a huge error! The last part of his suggestion placed both of us in the position  of being incapable of bringing the hypnosis to an end.

It was necessary to eliminate this "blockage" so he could escape the hypnotic state.

ANNIHILATING THE BLOCKAGE

I proceeded to make deepening suggestions:

          "You are in a deep sleep           Very deep ...           No-one will reawaken you � No one else will awaken you .... Only you will awaken yourself ... Now, you are awake ... Open your eyes".

Which he did immediately. Why? Because I did not try to work against his suggestion. I did not try to deny his suggestion.

By insinuating that he awaken on his own initia­tive - that no one else but himself awaken him - I al­lowed his subconscious to carry out the command he had given it.

I did this by suggesting that he was different than the "no one" that could not awaken him. I expanded this "no one" until it became "no one else". Therefore, he could now awaken himself without coming into conflict with his suggestion that no one could awaken him.

To conclude: Never give a suggestion that is contrary to the preceding one. In case of "breakdown", deepen it in­stead. Work your way around it in words. Follow this advice and any possible breakdowns will be negligible and harmless.  

OTHER EXAMPLES TO HELP YOU AVOID EMBARRASSING INCIDENTS

Dr. Frauz Volgiesi recounts a curious "breakdown". One day, a mother came to consult him with her daughter who was suffering from menstrual irregularities. Under hypnosis the daughter received the following suggestion:

"At noon on a given day your period will begin".

The mother had insisted on being present at the pro­cedure. On the given day, menstruation appeared in the daughter and ... in the mother!

Where is the danger? It is in the poorly formulated and unrepeated suggestions. What should have been said was this:

�At noon on a given day, you, (give the daughter's name), will have your period. Only you will have your period, and not your mother. "

Here is a another classic experiment of how a beginner can go wrong in doing hypnosis:

A patient drinks a large glass of water. You suggest:

"You are drinking cognac".

He will then be in a really drunken state. But, before you leave him, you must say:

'"'You now realize that what you have just swallowed is not cognac, but water".

If, on the other hand, the suggestion is left incom­plete - if you do not tell him before you bring him out of hypnosis that water is not cognac, then that person will become tipsy every time he drinks a glass of water.

AUTHORITIES ON THE SUBJECT HAVE THEIR SAY

Is hypnosis dangerous, harmful? Well-known hyp­notherapists refute this hypothesis.

Dr. Liebeault, founder of hypnotherapy, writes:

�I have practiced hypnotherapy for many long years. I am therefore in a position to declare this: it far surpasses all medical treatment. Unlike the latter, it is without danger, without counter-indication and acts very quickly".

Dr. Brugellmann of Baderborn replies:

"To the question: a hypnosis carried out according to the rules of the art, is it dangerous? I reply with a categorical �no' ".

Dr. Moll adds:

"To the question: suggestion under a hypnosis appropriately executed, is it a danger to health? I respond with an absolute 'no'''.

Dr. Ringuier of Zurich:

�I repeat what I have already stated: I have never detected a harmful influence during hypnotherapy".

Dr. Scholtz of Bremen says:

�I have never discovered dangerous consequences, neither during nor after an operation. These have been trumped up by our detractors, on the basis of false information�.

Dr. Mobing states:

"Physicians warn against hypnotherapy. They are detractors of hypnotic suggestion. They base this solely on theoretical suppositions".

Dr. Otto Wetterstrand comments:

"I predict a great future for hypnotism. I am of Pro­fessor Bernheim's opinion. His remarkable work proves that hypnotherapy is one of the most precious possessions of present-day medicine".

And I add:

"The only existing danger arises from ignorance on the part of the therapist or of the amateur".

 Taken from MASTER SECRETS OF HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS by Professor Kurt Tepperwein, originally published in German as Die Hohe Schule der Hypnose, © 1977 by Ariston Verlag, Geneva, © 1991, English version, Edi-Inter & Athena Copyright, London, Printed in the United States of America, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-73801, ISBN 0-941683-15-X, WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?, Page 47 to 78.

NOTE: YOU ARE WARNED THAT THIS IS A DIRECT INSIGHT INTO HYPNOSIS. PLEASE DO NOT EXPERIMENT WITH HYPNOSIS IF YOU ARE NOT TRAINED IN PSYCHOLOGY. THE INFORMATION IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE AND THE  FACTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS IS NOT NECESSARILY THE FACTS AND INSIGHT THAT ARO-HEALING WOULD PORTRAY AND NOT NECESSARILY THE BELIEF OF ARO-HEALING AND ITS MEMBERS.


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