If you have witnessed any hypnotic shows during your school or college days, you could have seen that hypnotic subjects would seem to perform some tasks which are impossible during normal state.
How is this even possible?
This is possible because the subconscious mind completely accepted the suggestions given by the hypnotist. The subject would have no difficulty in performing some impossible tasks as his subconscious mind has accepted it.
Hypnosis/Hypnotism is a science which enables the hypnotist to implant suggestions directly to the subject Subconscious mind. This is achieved by putting the subject to artificial sleep/trance in which the conscious mind is put to sleep and subconscious mind will become dominant. At this time the suggestions given by the hypnotist is fully accepted by the subconscious mind.
According to Wikipedia,
Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.
During Hypnosis the concentration of a person is increased. Even though he is seem to be sleeping, he is fully aware and awake and has complete concentration on the hypnotist. He follows each and every word spoken by the hypnotist in the entire session.
It is said that hypnotized person can see things from far off places, travel time and see things from past/future, has excellent memory calling abilities.
All the effects of hypnotism are due to the fact that subconscious mind has accepted the suggestions given during hypnosis. Hypnotism is just a tool to prove the power of our subconscious mind. Without the subconscious mind, there is no Hypnotism.
Benefits of Hypnotism
The benefits of Hypnotism are numerous. Hypnotism is widely used in treatment of numerous clinical conditions like sleep disorder, weight loss, depression and anxiety treatment.