Top 10 hypnosis factoids

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

States that regulate hypnosis

The National Guild of Hypnotists is a great resource for everything related to hypnosis. Here is their list of regulated and non-regulated states.

20 states have no regulation that affects hypnosis:
Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

15 states (plus District of Columbia and Ontario) accept NGH regulations:
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming and Ontario.

15 states have explicit laws regulating practice of hypnosis:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire (regulation voluntary, otherwise Guild Standard), New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington.