Mesmerism is a relaxing technique which produces an altered state of awareness. A state of mesmerism is induced in the subject as a result of mesmeric passes. The therapist combs through the bio-energy field so that it interferes with the existing pattern within the energy and sets up a disturbance of that pattern. The effect of this is that it spreads the energy within the bio-energetic system and allows the frozen bio-energy, which has built up around various traumas to reintegrate, resulting in a healthier, cleaner and more dynamic pattern. It may be used in addition to hypnotherapy in helping release free floating anxiety or as a stand alone therapeutic method. It allows a person to take a step back from being focused on repetitious thoughts, so creating the opportunity for change and greater centredness.
Probably best described by the results it brings about, the following are self reports from subjects in answer to the question, "How did that feel"?
"So beautiful, I was just a point of consciousness, floating on waves of energy. I felt so safe". and "Not relaxed but funny. I lost my body, just following my thoughts. Then I lost myself". and "Quiet, sedate. No thoughts. Just feeling lighter". "Evenly centered within all aspects of my whole being".
Mesmerism is often and incorrectly considered to be a primitive forerunner to hypnosis.