Methods Of Hypnotising

Lloyd Tuckey's Method - the testing of the degree of hypnotisability of the patient - finger fixation - verbal monotonous - toned suggestions - response to local warmth - method of awakening - testing of stages of hypnosis - cataleptic stage, automatic stage, somnambulic stage - testing for en rapport - production of negative hallucinations Bernheim's Method - eye to eye fixation - monotonous verbal commands - thumb and finger imperceptible movements - how to assist a difficult patient - speed...

BThe nature of higherorder processes relevant to a given system can never be deduced purely from an analysis of its

Let us look at some examples to illustrate these ideas. There is a child crying on the mat. How can we understand why he is unhappy We can ask what has recently happened. He is crying because his father has come home from work and has been angry. How can we understand any further the cause of this The child, attempting to understand it in terms that he can grasp, may naturally feel that he has been naughty. It is totally impossible by reference merely to the child to deduce that in fact the...

Now we are going to emphasise the fact that the active creation and utilisation of such loops in order to amplify

An example that has been cited already is the simple Hypnotic phenomenon of hand levitation. From the moment that there is the slightest movement in the hand, the feedback is clear the perception of movement leads to an increase in the expectation of movement, which in turn leads to more movement movement > expectation > movement . In a similar way a slight sleepiness in the Subject can be amplified by the Hypnotist who creates a loop arousal > thought, I am sleepy > arousal which, as...

Introduction to Part B

THE NEXT AND CENTRAL part of the book takes the ideas which have been presented in Part A and develops them in the context of Hypnotherapy. This is, in brief, a three-stage process of finding out what problem a Client has, planning how to solve the problem and finally making the changes necessary to achieve this goal. In the course of doing this the virtues of the organised Morganic approach to thinking about what we are doing will become yet more apparent, and will reveal not only the dynamic...

Alexander Cannon

I regard most of what is in this chapter as almost complete rubbish, and really has nothing to do with hypnosis, except insofar as it shows examples of the placebo effect if you believe something will work it will work. However I am leaving it in for completeness, as an example of some of the weird and wonderful ideas that seem to float around this subject - Dylan Morgan The secret of the Atlanteans and the Aryan Hindoos - Deighton-Patmore's work - Research of the Colour Centre of Blackpool -...