1- We all experience hypnosis at daily in the form daydreaming, zoning out.
2- Hypnosis is not sleep, but a rather moment of meditative thought.
3- The earliest examples of hypnosis are found in tribal ceremonies of early humans.
4- One of the earliest descriptions of hypnosis was in Egyptian hieroglyphics in 1500 BC.
5- Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used hypnosis for medical and religious purposes.
6- British Medical Association (BMA) formally recognized hypnosis in 1892.
7- Sigmund Freud used hypnosis with his patients while developing his theories on psychoanalysis.
8- Hypnosis was used in 1st and 2nd world wars to treat combat neuroses.
9- American Medical Association (AMA) approved a report on the medical uses of hypnosis in 1958.
10- Catholic Church recognized hypnosis as a natural part of our own ability in 1847.
By: Paul Gustafson RN CH