What Is Hypnosis? Describe the Psychological and Physical Aspects of Hypnosis and Discuss the Role of Relaxation in Hypnotherapy.

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What is Hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy.

For this essay I will start by looking at the question what is hypnosis? I will look at the way hypnosis is perceived and look at some of the reasons for this, a brief history of hypnosis and some of the individuals who have had a hand in shaping its path to what it is today.
When describing the psychological and physical aspects I will look at personal experience along side information I have obtained from others plus medical research that has shown clear markers for an individual in a hypnotised state. Then to complete the essay I will discuss the role of relaxation in hypnosis and how and
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observing the subjects during the hypnotised state and noting the changes in heart rate and blood pressure, other the clear signs of muscle relaxation which are visible by sight alone as the subjects posture becomes relaxed, e.g. lowered shoulders, relaxed facial muscles etc. they will have a slow and more deep breathing pattern shown by the extended movement of their abdominal area.
Although each subject is different and will relax in different ways and at different speeds some will easily let go of the tension their body has been holding when other struggle to unwind and relax, the first noticeable physical sign is the change in breathing a noticeable slowing of the breaths in and out which will deepen and become slower and more controlled as they relax further. From different accounts many people say they become aware of their pulse and the beating of their heart things that in normal day to day activity are just their body working and they are not acknowledged unless there is a problem, some subjects have reported that this level of awareness of their body function did cause them to feel concerned or at points anxious, but that these feeling soon passed. The change in brain wave activity
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