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History of Hypnosis

In this section you will find a brief history of hypnosis along with brief biographies of three famous hypnotists:

  1. Anton Mesmer
  2. Charles Baudouin
  3. Milton Erickson

Hypnosis as we know it today began with Mesmer’s investigations into the phenomenon. Baudouin is most famous for his work on Suggestion and Autosuggestion. Erickson developed indirect suggestion and is probably the most influential hypnotherapist of the 21st Century.

Anton Mesmer