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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Hypnosis

BEFORE

1027 Persian philosopher and physician Avicenna (Ibn Sina) writes about trances in The Book of Healing.

1779 German physician Franz Mesmer publishes A Memoir on the Discovery of Animal Magnetism.

AFTER

1843 Scottish surgeon James Braid coins the term “neuro-hypnotism” in Neurypnology.

1880s French psychologist Emile Coué discovers the placebo effect and publishes Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion.

1880s Sigmund Freud investigates hypnosis and its apparent power to control unconscious symptoms.

The practice of inducing trance states to promote healing is not new. Several ancient cultures, including those of ...

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