Hypnosis is a procedure in which a hypnotist suggests changes in the feelings, perceptions, thoughts, or behaviour of a person. Many consider a hypnotized person to be experiencing an altered state of consciousness. Those under hypnosis are open to the suggestions of the hypnotist but are not under the hypnotist's control. In other words, hypnosis is not a form of mind control, regardless of what you may have seen in the movies. The person is nearly always fully aware of what is happening and cannot be forced to do anything against his or her will. A person cannot be hypnotized if he or she does not want to.
Hypnosis can assist in the following among other things:
- increase self-esteem
- weight loss
to break unwanted habits such as:
- nail biting