The Inner Source: Exploring Hypnosis

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2003 - Medical - 269 pages
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This reissued classic demystifies hypnosis and explains its influence on the mind and body -- from its effectiveness in helping people conquer pain, anxiety, and phobias to its culpability in forced confessions, false memories, and misdiagnosed disorders. Leading journalist Donald Connery chronicles the extraordinary career of Dr. Herbert Spiegel, a psychiatrist whose legendary teachings and discoveries (including the linkage of personal trance talent to personality traits) have established hypnosis as a viable healing technique. sA new introduction by the author describes the renewed importance of this field in the context of today's concerns -- the exposure of wrongful conviction cases, accusations of abuse based on "recovered memories," patients struggling with dissociation and post-traumatic stress disorders, and the controversy over therapy versus medication. Offering no-nonsense explanations on the science and practice of hypnosis, this book takes a critical look at the perceptions and misconceptions of hypnosis and offers a promising outlook for those interested in the powers of self-healing. Book jacket.
  

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Contents

Trance Talent
1
SelfControl
12
The Myths
28
Aroused Imagination
41
Discoveries
66
Investigations
80
The Columbia Course
98
The Eye Roll
126
ApolloniansOdysseansDionysians 358
158
Personality and Hypnotizability
173
No Smoking
184
Mastering Symptoms
205
Pain
233
Future Trance
249
INDEX
263
Copyright

The Profile
142

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About the author (2003)

Donald S. Connery is an author and independent journalist who worked for leading news organizations before traveling the world as a foreign correspondent for Time and Life magazines

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