What is mesmerism and hypnosis !
At the outset hypnosis relies on sound and words to induce a state of trance, whilst Mesmerism uses very few words and can automatically promote a state of trance. ... Mesmerism is helpful for Psycho Somatic conditions, whereas verbal hypnosis seems more effective for habits and behavioral changes
Who invented mesmerism?
A healer or a charlatan? In the case of Franz Anton Mesmer, the answer to all of the above could be yes. Mesmer was an 18th century doctor who developed the theory of animal magnetism (more about that later), as well as a related style of treatment that came to be known as mesmerism.