Professionals who are well-trained in hypnotherapeutic procedures are able to utilize a variety of suggestions-suggestions for age regres sion, cessation of smoking, weight control, relaxation, reduction of pain, etc. In fact, the art of "hypnosis" can be conceptualized as the art of administering suggestions in an effective and useful way. In the teaching of hypnosuggestive methods, the need has long been appa rent for a manual that could provide examples of suggestions that would be serviceable in applied settings. Now we are fortunate to have this text by Don E. Gibbons, which offers many different kinds of suggestions that can serve as models for both the novice and the experienced practitioner. Students who are training in this area can use the text to learn how to formulate their own suggestions in profes sional settings. Experienced hypnotherapists will also find the text helpful in expanding their repertoire. In addition to presenting useful models of suggestions, Dr. Gib bons's text also meets the need for a clearly written manual that explains hypnosis in accordance with the results of modem research. During the past 25 years, more research has been conducted on hyp nosis than in all the preceding years since Mesmer. These investiga tions have led to a view of hypnosis which differs markedly from the traditional view of the passive subject who is hypnotized by and is subservient to the dominant hypnotist.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1979|
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Table of ContentsOne • Induction Techniques.- 1 The Nature of the Induction Process.- 2 Preliminary Tests of Suggestibility.- 3 Preparing the Subject for Induction.- 4 Trance Induction Procedures.- Hyperempiric Technique.- Hyperempiric Inductions for Adults.- On the Beach at Night.- The Awakening Lotus Bud.- The Cathedral.- Riding through a Rainbow.- Heightening Rapport in Hyperempiria.- Intensifying the Trance Experience.- Hyperempiria for Children.- Hypnotic Techniques.- Hypnotic Induction Procedures.- Standard Hypnotic Induction Technique.- Hypnosis with Visual Fixation Objects.- Hypnosis with Kinesthetic Imagery.- Hypnosis with the Chevreul Pendulum.- Deepening the Hypnotic Trance.- Rapid Methods of Trance Induction.- Trance Induction by Telephone.- Self-Induced Trances.- Mutual Trance Induction.- 5 Postinduction Tests of Responsiveness.- 6 The Less Responsive Subject.- 7 Administering Trance Suggestions.- 8 Terminating the Trance.- Return from Hyperempiria.- Return from Children’s Hyperempiria.- Awakening from Traditional Hypnosis.- 9 Sequelae to Trance Experience.- Two • Therapeutic Suggestions.- 10 Retrieving Repressed or Forgotten Material.- Abreaction and Catharsis.- Age Regression.- Artificial Multiple Personality.- Automatic Writing.- Crystal and Mirror Gazing.- Dream Induction.- Free Association.- Ideomotor Questioning with the Chevreul Pendulum.- Ideomotor Questioning: Finger Method.- Induced Conflicts.- Paradoxical Insight.- 11 Behavioral Regulation and Self-Control.- Alcoholism.- Allergic and Skin Reactions.- Drug Abuse.- Enuresis.- Hypertension.- Insomnia.- Nail Biting.- Pain Control.- Phobic Reactions.- Relaxation Training.- Self-Reinforcement.- Sexual Dysfunction.- Smoking.- Thumb Sucking.- Weight Control.- Three • Suggestion as an Instrument of Personal Growth.- 12 Guided Fantasy Techniques.- The Celebration of LifeA Growth Fantasy.- Fantasy of FlightA Fantasy for Entertainment.- Gandor’s GardenA Projective Fantasy.- A Jungian Fantasy.- A Minivacation.- Musical Fantasy.- Shared Fantasy.- Undersea FantasyA Fantasy for Entertainment.- The Visitor.- 13 Improving Creativity and Performance.- Academic Performance.- Improving Study Skills.- Taking Examinations.- Facilitating Class Participation.- Achievement Motivation.- Artistic Expression.- Ego Strengthening.- Emotional Enrichment.- Aesthetic Appreciation and Enjoyment.- Foreign Language Study.- Interpersonal Effectiveness.- Musical Performance.- Problem Solving.- Public Speaking.- Salesmanship.- Sports Performance.- Theatrical Performance.- Writing Ability.- References.
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