The Greek work “Hypnos” means sleep. This denomination comes from the 19th century when only deep states such as Hypnosis were taken into account, which included the absence of the following memory. Today, however, it is known that there is a common transition from a deeper hypnotic state (state of somnambulism) to wakefulness.

Depending upon the situation, healthy people, although awake, generally find themselves in a more or less deep hypnotic state at the same time, which does not entail any change in the conscious feeling and therefore it cannot be noticed.

They are immersed in strong components of hypnotic consciousness under the following conditions: high concentration, in monotonous activities such as assembly line work or watching television, remembering childhood, conditioned behaviors (such as execution of military orders, compulsive behavior, addictions etc.).

Also in relations where there is a strong level of authority (including the therapeutic relationship), under the influence of very strong stimuli or in situations where they lack these for long periods of time, in meditative state etc. Thus, hypnosis is a daily state of consciousness. As it can be seen in examples, hypnosis can be an advantage as well as a disadvantage for the person.

According to Professor Werner Meinhold hypnosis is the first state of consciousness, followed by unconsciousness, sleep and wakefulness. We spend 95% of our life in hypnosis and only 5% in a wakeful state. In India it is also known as Maya or illusion.

Every therapy, either with drugs or suggestions, when used against symptom or anti symptom therapies, carry the risk that the symptom comes from deeper physical or psychological levels, if such symptoms are forced to disappear, then there is an illusion that the disturbance is over, but if it is based on a deeper level then it has to find another form of expression which is usually more severe than the first. This process is called Relocation or Transfer of symptoms and was discovered by RECKWEG in a physical level. The transfer of symptoms can last for months or years and appears differently than the original problem. If another anti symptomatic treatment is performed, it produces the next transfer of symptoms, etc., until it reaches complete deterioration.

Its validity for psychological levels and the connections between both of them are described by Werner Meinhold.

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