The Couple who Became Each Other: And Other Tales of Healing from a Hypnotherapist's Casebook

Front Cover
Bantam Books, 1996 - Psychology - 354 pages
"In a practice spanning more than twenty years, Calof has helped clients use the power of their own unconscious to gain insights, solve problems, and heal physical and psychological wounds - sometimes in dramatic ways even he could not foresee. Each chapter in this book reads like a whodunit, taking us on the search for clues and solutions to patients' mysterious symptoms." "We learn that, to the unconscious, mind and body are one, as we watch a woman cleanse her body of precancerous cells through the use of mental imagery. We learn that family communication is hypnotic, as we see three sisters pass fifteen pounds from one to another - until they are freed from the "burden" of caring for their parents. And in Calof's accounts of his pioneering work with dissociative disorders, we glimpse the many selves we all carry within us." "As David Calof makes clear, trance is not the exclusive province of hypnotists, but is a natural phenomenon we encounter daily. The magic is not in the hypnotherapist, but in each one of us."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

THE COUPLE WHO BECAME EACH OTHER: And Other Tales of Healing from a Master Hypnotherapist

User Review  - Kirkus

Freely reconstructed case histories from a Seattle hypnotherapist eager to show what he believes is the remarkable healing power of the unconscious mind. Calof, a student of Eastern philosophy, uses ... Read full review

The couple who became each other: and other tales of healing from a hypnotherapist's casebook

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This casebook by a "master hynotherapist" lives up to its billing with well-told stories of healing using an approach that is clearly effective yet mysterious in its workings. Hypnotherapy is ... Read full review

Contents

PrologueThe Wisdom of the Unconscious
1
The Boy Who Was Saved by the Future
131
What She Saw in the Crystal Ball
153
Copyright

6 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information