Misconceptions about hypnosis

Not all the misconceptions about hypnosis can or need to be presented here. Those will be discussed which most often seem to concern prospective subjects and patients, or which serve as sources of difficulty during the induction process. Much of this material can thus be used in the orientation of new subjects. THAT MEDICAL OR DENTAL HYPNOSIS CAN BE LEARNED FROM A STAGE HYPNOTIST The first misconception has to do with the belief that medical or dental hypnosis can be learned from a stage...

Case Of Mrs Eleanor K

Eleanor K also came in with a history of an ulcer. On hypnotic induction it was found that she was a somnambule. As she started going into the somnambulistic state, she began to shout, I can't I can't I can't I can't. She was asked in a quiet tone, You can't what She replied, I can't stand those kids. I can't stomach them. Therapy after that consisted of discussing attitudes toward children what is normal in children how much they should be allowed to run, scream, and yell, and whether...

Case Of Mr And Mrs J

A detailed report of this case was published some time ago.1 A young couple, both of whom were very religious, came to the office most hesitantly, stating that their problem was that each of them wet the bed. Briefly, their story was this. When they got married, each kept it a secret from each other. The morning after the wedding night, they were both very polite to each other and never said a word about the wet bed. For nine months, things coasted along in that manner. Then, one of them said...

Questions and answers

The following are frequently asked questions involving the use of hypnosis in obstetrics. 1. What about the patient who has the idea that she cannot induce the trance in herself unless the physician as there Point out to the patient that if this were so, she would be a most unusual patient. She is certainly as capable of accomplishing autohypnosis as is any other patient. Demonstrate to her that she can do so I am going to step out of this room. I will be right around the corner in the next...

Hypnotizability

Who is hypnotizable And who is not hypnotizable Generally speaking, although there is no statistically significant correlation between intelligence and hypnotizability, clinical experience does seem to indicate that the more intelligent, the more extroverted, and the stronger willed the person is, the more likely he is to be a good hypnotic subject. When persons say, I can't be hypnotized, a reasonable response to that statement is, Well, that's very interesting, but I certainly wouldn't brag...