The Inner Source: Exploring Hypnosis

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Allworth Press, 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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