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Historical Background of Counseling

application of hypnosis; a term coined by Scottish physician J Braid. These early "hypnotherapists" were well aware of unconscious thoughts/ motivations, & used "mesmeric trances" to open areas of mind not accessible during normal waking consciousness. During the 1880s the French physicians Charcot & Janet used hypnosis to treat "hysterical" patients. More generally, "Mesmerism"/ hypnosis was one of the great popular cultural fads of the Victorian period: a "Golden Age" for stage hypnosis (very popular...

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"The Manchurian Candidate" - A Psychological Analysis

trance so that they would become more suggestible prior to the conditioning. Generally, a hypnotized subject's brainwaves fluctuate within the Theta range: between 3.5 and 7.5 cycles per second. "Theta" is a brainwave associated with deep meditation, hypnosis, also with children between the ages of two and five. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theta_wave). When the brain registers a Theta wave, imagination assumes a life-like reality thus making it possible for the subjects to imagine themselves elsewhere...

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Unit 2 Module 3 Essay Rapport and the importance 010215

successful with the simplest of measure applied when interacting with clients. It appears he amongst others of that time and same mindset, started a revolution in Therapy and hypnosis to date, and upon reading articles the following examples are core to starting and maintaining rapport. 1. Unconscious communication – vital with hypnosis. To show a client that you understand them and their unconscious mind, will in turn start to work with the unconscious mind. This will awaken the unconscious/belief section...

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A Case of Multiple Personality

change under hypnosis from Eve White, a shy, withdrawn character, in contrast to Eve Black a relaxed and confident person with no inhibitions, and more erotic tendencies .later came the discovery of Jane who seem to hover around the two personalities. Jane seemed to appear when under hypnosis with Eve black, when apparently faced with a difficult question about Eve White. The Psychometric and projective testing, was a mixture of interviews, patient and family observation, hypnosis, EEG tests,...

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Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud Compared

thoroughly analyzing the events, in contrast Freud used his “pocket watch” which was used for hypnosis especially for cocaine addicts. In the scene when Freud claims that he can stop the compulsion of Holmes' cocaine addiction by practicing hypnotism on him, Holmes angrily responds by asking "do you propose to make me bark like a dog and crawl about on all fours?" which indicates that Holmes doesn't believe in hypnosis and thinks it is a type of trick used by clowns. The third difference in professional...

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Why is the initial consultation so important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time?

from the very first time you have contact with a client from either the initial contact or the first time an enquiry is made via a phone call or email. The purpose of the consultation is many faceted. It is the time for a therapist to explain what hypnosis is to the client and answer any questions that may arise. It gives the therapist an opportunity to establish a rapport with the client, gain them confidence and assist the client to perform several simple exercises to put them at ease. The establishment...

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Unit 25health

should not have this therapy done because this therapy is a very physical therapy and individual with these disorders will suffer from very weak bones which could become damaged after the treatment. Hypnotherapy Advantages The most common uses of hypnosis include smoking cessation, weight loss and reduced stress. Advantages of other broad uses include self-improvement, sports performance enhancement, eliminating apprehensions, pain management (with doctor approval) and psychic exploration. Other problems...

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Summary the Facts in the Case of Mr.Valdemar

whole company, there lay a nearly liquid mass of loathsome of detestable putridity. Mesmerism* Franz Anton Mesmer (1734–1815) discovered what he called animal magnetism and others often called mesmerism. Mesmer's ideas led to the development of hypnosis in 1842, in articulo mortis* the moment of death, phthisis* a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially pulmonary tuberculosis, accede* to express approval or give consent; give in to a request or demand, stertorous*characterized...

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Using the Case Study Provided at the End of the Module Identify and Explain the Client’s Issues and Device a Course of Treatment for Him, Taking Into Account Any Ethical Issue”

Treatment .4 (1), 123-143 Donald Robertson, (2012), the Practice of Cognitive- Behavioural Hypnotherapy: A Manual for Evidence- Based Clinical Hypnosis, Publisher Karnac Books, 235-241 Heather Moen, (2001), Social Anxiety, coping series, Publisher Rosen Publishing Group, 69-72 Chrysalis Module 4 page 9. Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher – Hypnosis for Change New Harbinger Publications 1996 (page 152)...

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of the contrary. Thus a claimant, or their theory, is labeled pseudoscientific, or in this case crazy. And finally, a classic, hypnosis: Another anecdotal theory is that of hypnosis. This claim is that, through meditative like guidance and speech or talk therapy, one can enter into a trancelike condition, labeled as hypnosis (Dictionary.com). The reason hypnosis falls under the pseudoscience category is because it violates rule number seven. A hypnotist will often state that he has hypnotized...

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