II. Definition: Hypnosis is a procedure of suggestions

  1. Sensations and Perceptions
  2. Thoughts and Feelings
  3. Behaviors

III. Contraindications: Relative

  1. Dissociative disorder
  2. History of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  3. History of major Trauma

IV. Background: Factors for Hypnosis (Shor)

  1. Depth of trance
    1. Fading of generalized reality orientation
  2. Depth of involuntarism or non-conscious involvement
    1. Hypnotic role playing (able to undergo phenomena)
  3. Depth of transference
    1. Relationship between hypnotist and patient
    2. Patient's self relationship (emotional control)

V. Background: Misconceptions Disarmed

  1. No loss of control
  2. Characteristics of subject do not prevent Hypnosis
  3. Characteristics of trance do not uncover hidden truths

VI. Technique: Assessing Hypnotic Responsiveness

  1. Stanford Hypnotic Clinical Scale for Adults
  2. Canned Induction
  3. Hypnotic Phenomena with scoring
  4. Hypnotic Suggestibility

VII. Technique: Approach

  1. Preparation
    1. Assess hypnotic responsiveness (See above)
    2. Set Goals for Hypnosis
  2. Relaxation
    1. See Relaxation Techniques in Hypnosis
    2. See Progressive Relaxation in Hypnosis
  3. Hypnotic Induction
    1. Coin Technique for Hypnotic Induction
    2. Eye Fixation for Hypnotic Induction
    3. Hypnotic Induction in Children
  4. Hypnotic Suggestion
  5. Hypnosis Conclusion (returning to awareness)
  6. Follow-up
    1. Teach Self-Hypnosis

VIII. References

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