6 Minute English - Hypnotism

Hypnotism has always fascinated us, but can anyone be hypnotised?

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Hello, this is 6 minutes English from BBC learning English. I rub some look into my eyes. You are feeling sleepy. Relax.

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What's he doing? Rob's trying to hypnotize me. Since hypnotism is the topic of this program, I thought I'd give it a try. So how do you feel Samuel? You under my spell? I don't think so, it's not so easy to put me into a hypnotic trance, that's the word to describe the state of mind of someone who's been hypnotized and isn't completely in control. You mean, like those stage magicians, who trick people into clucking? Like a chicken or playing in Emagine Revival, in the silly, things for entertainment, but hypnotism has real benefits as well. Curing phobias, for example, maybe so. But for other people, the very idea of a hypnotic trance is nonsense. And even if it meant ISM Israel. Why would you let a complete stranger inside your head down? Please.

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At least not before my quiz question, which is about a well-known 20th century hypnotist, one of the first Europeans to hypnotize people, this man became so famous for. His name is forever associated with hypnotic trances. But who was he was it a Sigmund Freud? Be Franz Mesmer or see, Harry Houdini kill. People who want to quit smoking sometimes even the kind of therapy involving hypnotism. So, maybe it's a Sigmund, Freud. I will find out if that's right at the end of the program. One question is, often asked, is whether anyone can be hypnotized or all that people may be, like, you Sam, who are less hypnotizable than others, Amir as is a psychiatrist at the brain Institute, in Orange County, California. According to him, there are two things which explain what makes one person.

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More or less hypnotizable. Then another as he told BBC World Service program the wife actor and listen out for the first thing he mentions initially people thought that if you're very intelligent you're likely to be less adjustable. If you are male, you're likely to be less adjustable than if you're female and so on, these have been largely dismissed about two things first absorption, your ability to get engrossed in a particular activity. We all know people who are capable of reading a book and losing track of time. We know the same thing about people who are watching a film and beginning to cry, having all these emotional reactions. Again, getting very much sucked into the scene and being riveted.

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People often think you can be easily hypnotized. If you are suggestible easily influenced by others, did you say the first thing, some absorbed? So absorbed that you lose track of time becomes, so occupied. This something that you are unaware of the time getting absorbed. Can also mean, you get sucked into something become involved in a situation. When you do not want to be involved, using gentlelase to help this process of guessing someone absorb told Cody to Professor rise, that's a second important part to being hypnotized attention, listen to the definition of attention. Professor Raz gives to BBC World Service program. The wife actor.

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The ability to get focused to concentrate and Holden on particular, select pieces of information to the exclusion of others besides the relaxed dream like feeling of being absorbed won't spoil. So needed is the concentration to hone in on something. In other words to give it your full attention on could be the way the hypnotist speaks. Like, how Rob said, look into my eyes at the beginning of the program or some other object, the pendulum or swinging, watch that some hypnotists use. Now, tell me what's the correct. Answer to the question, I asked you, which hypnotist was so famous, that his name became used as a verb. And what did you say?

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It was a good guess about the correct amount said was be a German doctor called Franz Mesmer, and the word named after him was mesmerised to have your attention completely fixed. So that you can't think of anything else that might be a problem if you want to remember this vocabulary. So, let's recap, the worlds, we've learned starting with trance, a state of consciousness in which you are not completely aware or in control or lose track of time. You become so absorbed with something that you are unaware of time. Passing become involved in hypnotism also depends on concentration and the ability to hone in on something to give something your full attention attention.

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So that you cannot think of anything else that sold for this hypnotic journey by pnau.
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