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From the Publisher"Hypnosis is the 'mother' of psychotherapy. Pintar and Lynn have done a great service to the field. Hypnosis: A Brief History is a comprehensive, well-organized academic treatise that surveys the development of hypnosis from its birth to its contemporary maturity. Destined to be a classic, it is a welcome addition to the library of students of hypnosis."
–Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
"The fascination of hypnosis, the shifts in its use and understanding over time, and the importance of scientific and societal influence are all captured in this engaging and accessible book. The intrigue of hypnosis and the passion of those who seek to understand it are hallmarks of this brief history."
–Kevin M. McConkey, The University of Newcastle, Australia
"Pintar & Lynn’s book is simply superb. In one convenient package, truths about hypnosis are revealed and myths are exposed. Readers come to understand how hypnosis is useful for treating pain, anxiety, and other medical and psychological conditions. But, we also learn, it can be dangerous in the hands of incompetent or unknowledgable practitioners, especially when it leads to the production of pseudomemories. The winding and complicated history of the study of hypnosis is not only fascinating in its own right, but it serves as a starting point for glimpsing the future of this captivating phenomenon."
–Elizabeth Loftus, University of California, Irvine