10-28-05 - Hypnosis - 7. Who is susceptible? a. 85-90% b....

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Hypnosis 10/28/05 1. Definition of Hypnosis a. A state of believed-in imagination where distortions of perception and memory are possible for some subjects 2. Post-Hypnotic Suggestions – Works for very short-term 3. Characteristics of Hypnosis a. Subject is highly motivated to cooperate b. Subsidence of one’s own planning c. Selective attention – tunnel vision d. Tolerance for inconsistencies 4. Use of hypnosis a. Self-hypnosis - Images in sports for relaxation and confidence b. Learning i. Acquisition of rote material: aids concentration by reducing distractions ii. Source amnesia (if suggested) c. Performance: by reducing tension, relaxation and recall are enhanced 5. Anti-Social Acts Under Hypnosis a. No criminal or immoral activity under normal hypnotic conditions b. Redefining the situation (snake hose) c. People do anti-social acts without hypnosis i. Controls (not hypnotized) and non-susceptible simulators will throw acid, shock strangers, etc… 6. Hypnosis in Medicine and Therapy a. Depression, Obesity + Smoking, Pain
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Who is susceptible? a. 85-90% b. Best subjects are 9-10 year old kids c. Worst are senile and schizophrenics 8. Reactions to being hypnotized a. Aggression, hostility, fear b. Wait and see monitoring attitude c. The curious, cooperative subject 9. Hypnotic Susceptibility Test a. Did you have imaginary playmates? b. Do you get totally engrossed in novels? c. Visual scanning tests (Look at peoples eyes when they spell a word) d. The Harvard scale e. The Creative Imagination Scale Think, feel, or imagine 10. Dangers of Hypnosis (imagined) a. Stuck in a trance b. Tired and upset c. Emotionally unstable 11. Dangers (Real) a. Physiological response (heart attack to falling into the grand canyon) b. Release of traumatic material c. Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of illness d. Dependant personality e. Side-effects: headaches, anxiety, dizziness, loss of attention and memory f. Real vs. Hypnotically-induced events: legal implications...
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