1958 The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized hypnotherapy as an orthodox medical treatment (as opposed to an “alternative” or “complementary” treatment).
1960 The American Psychological Association endorsed hypnosis as a branch of psychology
Let's first look at what Hypnosis IS NOT
1) Hypnosis is not a state of Unconsciousness.
2) Hypnosis is not Sleep.
3) Hypnosis cannot change your reality but it can change the way you will face the reality.
4) Hypnosis can’t make you do something you don’t want to.
5) Hypnosis is not being controlled by someone else.
Now let's see What Hypnosis is
"Hypnosis also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed and are more open to suggestions." Mayo Clinic
1) An Awake state.
2) Rapport with your Unconscious Mind.
4) State of Relaxation.
During Hypnosis you will:
1) You will be hearing everything.
2) You will be in control.
3) You will be responsible for your motivation and participation.
Who can benefit Hypnosis: Everyone.
When you read a book, or watch tv, you get into that hypnotic state.
Who cannot be hypnotized?
1) People with mental problems, or mentally incapacitated by drugs or other chemicals.
2) People with a lower IQ
3) People with an hyper analitical mind that questions the suggestions of the therapist.
Use of Hypnosis in Sport and Martial Arts
Many high-performance athletes and sportspeople use hypnosis to break through fears, keep themselves focused, and improve their performance.
1956 Melbourne Olympics Russia brought 11 Hypnotherapists Hypnotic Mental Reharsal
1973 boxer Ken Norton defeated Mohamed Alli used hypnosis programs to enanche his fighting techniques
1984 Los Angeles Olympics Mary Lou Retton16 years old used hypnosis during her training and regardless she had an injury, she won Gold
2008 Beijing Olympic Games US Shooting team Glen Eller and Vincent Hancock won gold and they were the only 2 members in their shooting team to use hypnosis
Tiger Wood golfer used hypnosis
When Tiger Woods was just 13 years old his father decided to have a friend Dr. Jay Brunza hypnotise him to help him be in the zone allowing him to be fully concentrated on the golf course , tiger used the power of self hypnosis to visualize every swing and stroke in his mind before executing it , he learned to quite his mind and fully focus on every shot .
Mike Tyson, boxer used Hypnosis
Speaking on Joe Rogan's podcast, Tyson said: "Cus used to have me professionally hypnotised two or three times a day - before sparring, before training and before fights. on Joe Rogan's podcast, Tyson said: "Cus used to have me professionally hypnotised two or three times a day - before sparring, before training and before fights. "My objective was to destroy.”
Other sports personalities and teams to use hypnosis include - Frank Bruno , Steve Collins , Nigel Benn , Michael Shumacher , lewis hamilton , Michael Jordan , Roger Federer , Brazil national team ,
2003 Study at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio found out that mental imagery can also increase significant muscle growth. Mental rehearsal is effective because as you imagine an activity the neurons in your brain fire in exactly the same patterns that they would follow if you were actually performing the activity. These movements - along with contractions in your muscles - are responsible for neuro-muscular co-ordination.