The ability to place someone in a favorable-mindset that is not quite a trance but most definitely is not conscious reality is what street hypnosis is about. Conversational hypnosis or street hypnosis or even underground hypnosis are all definitions of the same mental process in which you can place someone into an altered mind state in order to complete a few wants and desires.
Beginning of Therapy
Conversational hypnosis has so many multiple-forms and varieties and comes across as being less than believable and somewhat transparently inept for many people in the world today. This is exactly the opposite of what street hypnosis is all about and if you hang around a little bit the essence of conversational hypnosis will come into focus. You’ll begin to see street hypnosis as a beginning of psychoanalytical theory and practice that started off with deep conversations with the individual attempting to enlist a favorable response either through physical touching or by a system of uttering. From those initial stumblings there came along a more-cohesive and vernacular theoretical concept(s) that is known today as street hypnosis.
University Research Continues
The world still has a very long way to travel in coming to terms with the power of conversational hypnosis and the open and accessible mindset. The belief that street hypnosis could ever assist an individual who is struggling with alcohol dependency or any form of substance abuse is something that needs to be straightened out right here and now. The power of conversational hypnosis to help alleviate and break the chains of alcoholism was proven in a research case at the University of Tennessee in 1985. The individual was placed in a hypnotic situation by a licensed and trained psychoanalysis and the process commenced. Throughout the therapy the individual who was previously hopelessly addicted to the bottle confessed to the real reasons on why he chose to drink and how he thought he could handle it. The end result after one therapeutic session was that the man no longer drank alcohol, at all.
Barely Scratching the Surface
Of course many can say this was just coincidental timing and that the person was ready to kick the addiction themselves but the truth is that street hypnosis was there and was the igniter for the abstention from alcohol for this patient. Only time can tell what path this once addicted man will travel down but it cannot be argued that street hypnosis did not at the very least start the ball rolling for this tortured soul.