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Very popular for anesthesia and pain treatment, hypnosis is now also used to defeat phobias, depression and addictions. Investigating the therapeutic virtues of this astonishing practice.
Long considered a deception worthy of salon manipulators, hypnosis is experiencing a renewed interest in the medical profession, especially since many scientific studies prove its effectiveness, especially as a method of anesthesia and treatment of pain. A growing number of hospitals are using hypnotherapy during deliveries or surgeries to divert the patient from stress and to alleviate postoperative pain and even inflammatory reactions. Because hypnosis “reprograms” our perception of reality. Cerebral imaging reveals that the person submitting to this altered experience of consciousness first sees the activity of his brain reduced to a state of relaxation, which makes it available to suggestion. During this second phase,
The Mysteries of the Brain
Treatment of addictions, phobias or traumas … Through interviews with scientists, doctors and patients, this documentary offers an exciting overview of the therapeutic perspectives of hypnosis. An experience of semi-consciousness that once again testifies to the mysteries and power of our brain, which “sees what it believes.” Today, high-performance athletes also use this technique to better control their mind and increase their performance. But the film also warns against the drift in the matter, the very success of the method exposing our hypervulnerability.
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