Title

Hypnosis: Myth, Miracle, or Madness?

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-9-2001

Abstract

This presentation provides a framework for discussing the myths of hypnosis, its therapeutic potential, and the convergence between hypnotic phenomena and socially constructed forms of “mass hysteria” – for example the facilitated communication and recovered memory phenomena. The presentation includes a live demonstration of hypnotic phenomena.

Comments

Information regarding the following related research projects are available from the author upon request:

Immelman, A. (1984). Rapid induction analgesia: An investigation of the clinical utility of an Ericksonian hypnotic procedure in dental practice (Unpublished master’s thesis). Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Immelman, A. (1991). The effects of three pain management procedures on the experience of cold pressor pain as moderated by hypnotic responsiveness (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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