Some patients request hypnosis or are referred for hypnotic treatment by another therapist. The latter occurs with increasing frequency as a clinician gains a reputation as a hypnotist. These patients almost invariably hold various attitudes and expectations about hypnosis, which makes them good candidates for hypnotic interventions. Many think hypnosis is a powerful procedure that will do the work for them, so little effort on their part is required. This, of course, is a setup for failure, and hypnotic treatment should not be started without first educating the patient about the real nature of hypnosis.
We will be discussing the power of our own thoughts and hypnosis