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  • What Effect Does Being A Dissociater Have On Being Hypnotizable?

    What Effect Does Being A Dissociater Have On Being Hypnotizable?

    Dissociaters I have hypnotized many people who had fit the “fantasizer” description, people who are highly hypnotizable. But then I saw many who did not fit this prototype. Some of the people I had hypnotized could not remember ever having experienced vivid imagery. When I assessed highly hypnotizable people who would not go into trance instantly, I

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  • What Effect Does Being A Fantasizer Have On Being Hypnotizable?

    What Effect Does Being A Fantasizer Have On Being Hypnotizable?

    We are becoming wise to the fact that mutually biological and environmental factors can forecast how deeply an individual goes into a trance. Identical twins raised apart often have extraordinarily similar responses to hypnosis. Additionally, an “eye roll” test, developed by Herbert Spiegel, M.D., measures how far a person can roll his eyes up under

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  • Can You Be Hypnotized?

    Can You Be Hypnotized?

    As a hypnotist I have worked with various clients caring for difficulties from chronic pain to poor study habits. Andrea was a few minutes late for our first session as she was standing outside my office building lighting, what she thought would be, her last cigarette. As this habit had developed so had her severe asthma and a

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  • Are The Words Of The Hypnotist A Placebo?

    Are The Words Of The Hypnotist A Placebo?

    While the placebo effect can be powerful, it is sometimes stated incorrectly that hypnosis works as a placebo, and that the effects of hypnosis are merely a placebo effect due to the patient’s beliefs and expectations. While positive expectancy is an important part of hypnosis, hypnosis is not the same as the placebo effect in

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