Hypnosis Law and Legal Definition

Hypnosis deals with making a change in the subconscious mind. The premise of hypnosis is that if a suggestion is allowed to go into your subconscious mind, then it has the power to change your beliefs and change your behaviors.

Hypnosis is now frequently used in medicine, dentistry and psychotherapy. It is used as a part of the treatment of psychiatric/psychological disorders, the effects of incest, rape and physical abuse, allergies, anxiety and stress management, asthma, bed-wetting, depression, sports and athletic performance, excessive self-consciousness, smoking cessation, obesity and weight control, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, sexual dysfunctions, concentration, and test anxiety.

It is important to keep in mind that hypnosis is like any other therapeutic modality: it is of major benefit to some patients with some problems, and it is helpful with many other patients, but it can fail, just like any other clinical method.