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Hypnosis : is it for you?

Author: Lewis R Wolberg
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis R Wolberg
ISBN: 0151432007 9780151432004
OCLC Number: 333484
Description: xviii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Is hypnosis effective? Experimental uses of hypnosis ; Medical applications ; Rehabilitative uses ; Pain control ; Diagnostic uses ; Psychiatric uses --
The history of hypnosis. The impact of Mesmer ; The post-Mesmeric period of animal magnetism ; Contributions of James Braid ; Pre-Freudian period ; Freud and hypnosis ; The revival of hypnosis ; Present-day trends --
The nature of hypnosis. How can one tell if a person is hypnotized? ; Physiological theories ; Psychological theories ; Applications of theory to practice --
Who can be hypnotized and how deeply? Is compliance always necessary? ; The problem of hypnotic susceptibility ; Factors in susceptibility ; The importance of depth of trance --
What does it feel like to be hypnotized? Behavioral patterns ; Postinduction reactions --
The induction of hypnosis. Operator differences ; Suggestibility tests ; Trance induction ; The deeper states of hypnosis --
The happenings in hypnosis. Rapport ; Catalepsy and other muscular phenomena ; Hypersuggestibiltiy ; Physiological happenings ; Effect on sensations of touch and pain ; Effect on vision, hearing, taste, and smell ; Intellectual functions ; Time sense ; Regression ; Posthypnotic suggestions ; Can hypnosis improve performance? --
How people become emotionally ill and get well again --
How does hypnosis work? Reduction of tension ; The placebo factor ; The relationship factor ; The factor of verbal unburdening ; How hypnosis influences psychotherapy --
Who should or should not do hypnosis. Can paraprofessionals be trained to do hypnosis? ; Stage hypnosis ; The professional person as a hypnotist --
Pain control in hypnosis. Effect of hypnosis on pain perceptions ; Hypnosis as an anesthetic in surgery ; Hypnosis in childbirth ; Hypnosis and dentistry ; Hypnosis for the general relief of pain --
Relieving symptoms through hypnosis. Emergency use of hypnosis ; Hypnosis and behavior therapy ; Analytical techniques for symptom relief --
The recovery of buried memories --
When is hypnosis not effective? --
Can hypnosis be dangerous? Untoward reactions in hypnosis ; Sexual seduction through hypnosis ; Dangers of dependency --
Common questions and misconceptions.
Responsibility: Lewis R. Wolberg.

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