The hypnotic process starts when the ties between subject and object (perceptions) are sufficiently slackened. The psychodynamics of hypnosis in the hypnotized are reviewed, highlighting the mental machinery set in motion from the start of the process to its conclusion.
The article describes the usefulness of concepts of projective identification and the relational/structure model of countertransference in the treatment of trauma victims. Case examples are presented to illustrate how concordant, complementary, and indirect countertransference may be useful diagnostically and therapeutically.
This paper traces my personal development from anesthetist to hypnotist, psychotherapist, and, finally, psychoanalyst. The change was precipitated by the successful treatment of a patient with congenital organic skin disease by hypnotism. Alongside my change of profession, I attempt to illustrate my change of ideas and the change of my relationship to patients which accompanies these other changes. I feel that my personal experience throws some light on the nature of suggestion and hypnotism and how they differ from each other and from psychoanalysis.
The purpose of this article is to provide a phenomenological-perceptual reconceptualization of hypnosis. It is believed that this is more comprehensive than previous descriptions. The author contends that phenomenological-perceptual psychology provides an effective theoretical approach for better understanding hypnosis, hypnotic phenomena and the factors affecting the therapist-client relationship. Hypnotic phenomena can be seen as a function of perception, phenomenal field dynamics, and the need for adequacy.
INTRODUCTION: Despite current research interest in delusional beliefs, there are no viable models for studying delusions in the laboratory. However, hypnosis offers a technique for creating transient delusions that are resistant to challenge. The aim of this study was to develop an hypnotic analogue of one important delusion, mirrored-self misidentification. METHODS: Twelve high hypnotisable participants received an hypnotic suggestion to see either a stranger in the mirror, a mirror as a window, or a mirror as a window with a view to a stranger.