Hypnotherapy for Beginners – Summary
Chapter 1) Simple connections – The subsystems are connected
Words can lead to:
1) Pictures in the mind. (think of holiday)
2) Muscular action. (Close)
3) Sensory impressions. (Itch)
Mental Pictures can lead to:
1) Muscular activity. (levitating finger)
2) Emotional activity.(emotional thought)
3) the sense of balance. (boat)
It takes a little time for this to happen.
The time taken and the nature varies from person to person.
It makes little difference who is saying the words
Hypnotic State vs. hypnotic Trait argument (conscious state vs. a born trait)
Focused or limited awareness compared with normal, outward oriented functioning
Most effective if the mind is focused.
Chapter 2) Switching off systems.
Chapter 3: The visual imagination
Chapter 4: Directing and Controlling the Imagination
Chapter 5: Exploring “Inductions”
Chapter 6: Posthypnotic suggestions
Chapter 7: Resistance and Rapport
Chapter 8: Bringing it all together