The idea of hypnosis in healthcare might seem strange or even scary, especially if your first exposure was watching Jafar hypnotize the Sultan in Aladdin, or laughing at your high school classmates during a stage show. In movies, hypnosis is often portrayed as a form of mind control, but when administered by a qualified professional, it can be helpful for treating a number of conditions. Here’s what the research says about its potential benefits.
What is Hypnosis?
According to the American Psychological Association, “hypnosis is a procedure during which a professional suggests while treating someone, that he or she experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior.”
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