Rev. William Mitchell, M.Div
This course is designed so that the practitioner of Hypnotism may be able in their clinical private sessions, in their marketing to community groups and in their self-improvement work with groups of clients be able to do more than just RELAX subjects with an induction. In the hypnotic state of heightened suggestibility, subjects are able to manifest Hypnotic Phenomena. Hypnotic Phenomena may serve both as convincers and as interventions! Your clients come to you, a hypnotist, for the power of hypnosis. The power of hypnosis is demonstrated with hypnotic phenomena!
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, the professional hypnotist will be able to:
- Name and list Hypnotic Phenomena.
- Verbalize an understanding of Hypnotic Ability applied to Interventions with individuals or groups.
- Create hypnotic methods of utilizing Hypnotic Phenomena with individuals or groups and integrate them into hypnotherapy.
- Demonstrate techniques of Hypnotic Phenomena for groups with volunteers.
- Do a pre-talk/interview in such a way as to be hypnotic and seed the concepts of Hypnotic Ability for the individual or the group.
- Create Targeted and Concrete Posthypnotic Suggestions for Clients ,either individually or in groups.
REQUIRED TEXT (to be purchased seperately)
TRANCEWORK by Michael D. Yapko , Ph.D.
Pages 331-387 Hypnotic Phenomena: Eliciting and Utilizing Hypnotic Resources
Strongly Suggested for further and more in depth study ,
The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy by John H. Edgette Psy.D.
and Janet Sasson Edgette Psy.D.
Each week will have a unique portfolio of video lectures. Follow the links below to access each weeks lectures. Live class discussions will focus on clarification of the week’s reading and lecture material so pace your lecture viewing appropriately. Follow the links below to access lectures by week.
ONLINE CLASS DISCUSSIONS
Class will meet for one hour a week in the“HPTI webconferencing room” via internet.
Hypnotic Phenomena for Intervention
1. Memory Function
- Amnesia – Functional loss of ability to recall
- Hypermesia – Enhance memory ability
- Post-Hypnotic Suggestion
2. Toying With Time
Time Distortion: Contraction and expansion
- Age Regression – Subject relives rather than just remembers past events .
- Future Progression – Go into the future.
- Dissociation – Separation of psychological states into conscious and unconscious
- Hypnotic Dreaming and Daydreaming –
3. Dissociated Movement
- Catalepsy – A special state of muscle tone and balance that permits the subject to sustain positions for unusually long periods of time without fatigue.
- Arm Levitation (Ideomotor movement)
- Automatic Writing and Drawing – Writing without conscious awareness or interference.
4. Modifying Perception
- Anesthesia and Analgesia
- Hyperesthesia – Enhanced sensitivity to physical sensation.
- Positive Therapeutic Hallucination
- Negative Therapeutic Hallucination –