17 April 2019

17th April 1840 - Hippolyte Bernheim was born



On 17th April 1840 Hippolyte Bernheim was born. At the University of Nancy he pioneered the use of hypnotism and noted how people who are hypnotised become more suggestible. The use of such suggestibility whether in hypnotism or a waking state led to the development of psychotherapy. Freud studied under Bernheim and Charcot, the two people important in using hypnotism as a therapeutic technique in the 1800s.

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