Using Self-Hypnosis To Lower Your Body Temperature in Hot Weather
This is not just some flight of fancy by the way. There are numerous studies that have examined the effects of hypnosis upon peripheral skin temperature and related blood supply and blood flow. In my consulting rooms and throughout my trainings, many clients and students often report a change in body temperature just as a bi-product of being hypnotised, some researchers have attempted to explore this and see if skin temperature is some sort of ‘bio-marker’ of hypnosis but have had mixed and inconclusive results (Reid & Curtisinger, 1968; Grabowska, 1971; Peters & Stern, 1974; Piedmont, Bregman & McAllister, 1985). However, of more interest to us here is whether or not (and how) hypnosis can be used to control or lower your body temperature. I have seen students in my classrooms conducting glove anaesthesia, using mental imagery of cold and numbness whereby the skin colour has changed dramatically and the hand has felt cold to the touch compared to the other hand and despite being in a warm room!
The evidence would generally suggest that hypnosis can be used to alter temperature (Barabasz & McGeorge, 1978; Dikel & Olness, 1980; Piedmont, 1983). One study suggested that hypnosis was less about actually altering temperature, rather it altered the perception of temperature (Wallace & Kokoszka, 1992). A study that I have mentioned before here even used hypnotically suggested hypothermia to control cancer metastases as a result of the blood withdrawing from those areas (August, 1975). As you can see then, despite many of the studies looking at warming up areas, there have been some that have looked at cooling temperature, which is great news for redhead self-hypnotists wanting to improve their ability to deal with heat waves! In general terms, the evidence is inconclusive regarding the direct effect of hypnosis upon actual peripheral skin temperature (though some studies would disagree), however, if (as some studies suggest) hypnosis simply alters the experience and perception of the individual, that is good enough for us, right?
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Finding the Truth About Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a strange phenomenon, most of which is the introduction of a person into such a state, in which it will be easier for him to inspire what the hypnotist wants to instill. As it turns out, some people are more prone to hypnosis than others. Scientists have conducted studies that showed that some people are not only more susceptible to suggestion under hypnosis, but that these people will receive much more from hypnosis than those that are not suggestible. It is important to note that the same researchers believe that for those whose threshold of suggestion is high enough, hypnosis, most likely does not help
Hypnosis On Stage
Thanks to movies and serials, most people have a completely wrong idea about hypnosis — that during hypnosis someone controls a person and makes him perform incredible tricks in front of the audience. This is known by the term “stage hypnosis” and is used for entertainment: stage hypnosis is often a cheap trick and often before the performance in advance selected especially inspired people. This kind of hypnosis should entertain the crowd and interest them, however it has nothing to do with the purpose of this hypnosis.
The main use of hypnosis is known as hypnotherapy – during such therapy, patients are helped to get rid of their bad habits or help to overcome unpleasant memories. Hypnotherapy is designed to change the subconscious of a person by introducing him into a state in which he becomes receptive to suggestion. The word hypnosis originated from the ancient Greek word “dream”, since a person under hypnosis is both focused and relaxed. Although hypnotherapy is recognized by some as a legitimate and scientifically based practice, many people do not trust it and consider such practices as paranormal alternative medicine.
It is not necessary to apply to a hypnotist to be hypnotized – just have the necessary knowledge, and then you can do it yourself. There is a phenomenon called self-hypnosis, which allows you to use your subconscious mind in such a way that it affects your behavior in a way that is not available to you at the level of consciousness.
Induction of Hypnosis
Induction of hypnosis is the moment when a person is immersed in hypnosis. A fast induction is performed on the stage, since the speaker does not have too much time until people lose interest in the performance. That’s why on stage people usually experiment with people with high suggestibility – if you check in advance several people who will attend the performance and choose the most inspired, the process will be much easier.
You, most likely, expect that people forget about what happened while they were hypnotized. There is some truth in this, but only if the hypnotized person wants to forget about it or if he was forgotten by a person who hypnotized him. As it turned out, this memory is easily restored with the help of some hints, but the person being instigated inadvertently blocks memories. Hypnosis is also often used to restore depressed memories, but there is no evidence or the ability to verify that memories of abductions by aliens or of violence against a child restored by hypnosis are in fact true, or the patient himself imagined them.
Application in History
Although hypnosis has reached popularity only recently, in fact it originates earlier than you thought. It is believed that hypnosis was used in the early 1800s as an anesthetic – a procedure called hypnosis anesthesia. However, hypnosis appeared even earlier than the 19th century. As it turned out, hypnosis in various cultures was encountered even 3000 years ago, when it was used by ancient Egyptians, and in some form hypnosis was used by the ancient Greeks.
In the 1950s, the American Medical Association held a consultation on mental health and recognized the use of hypnosis for medical purposes, and in particular its use in psychology. However, as it turned out, the association decided to cancel its statement in the 80s, having decided that they still do not consider hypnosis an effective medical device. Despite this, many hypnotists still continue to argue that hypnosis is approved by the medical association to look more legitimate. Their behavior is conditioned either by the usual lies or by the fact that they still do not know that more than 20 years ago the association ceased to recognize hypnosis – in any case, hypnotherapists of trust do not add it.
One of the biggest myths about hypnosis is that hypnotists can make you do something. However, hypnosis is a state of suggestibility, and some people are easier to suggest than others. The hypnotist is essentially a good psychologist, and some believe that a good hypnotist will warn you in advance that they can not force you to do anything. Any decision taken by a person in a state of hypnosis is something that he already wanted to do, and a person will not do anything that is contrary to his morals or belief. Hypnosis should be regarded as a kind of influence of the collective — a person may be thinking about something that he would not normally have thought of, but he will not do what he does not want to do.
In fact, a person under hypnosis is not in a state of sleep. It turns out that a person not only fully controls his actions during a hypnotic sleep, but according to research of scientists — a person is awake throughout the entire session.