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Unread March 13th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Jim Stephens Jim Stephens is offline
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Default Working with "normal" subjects...

Hello all. Dr. Erickson recommended "working with normal subjects in order to learn more fully how to develop and utilize the various hypnotic phenomenon." Well, I happen to be at a slow time in my career (am early in the process of getting on insurance panels, in the meantime, taking fewer Medicaid referrals from the agency with whom I contract) and would like to use the time for that purpose.

What are your thoughts about this practice? What ways/resources have folks found more useful in developing these skills? (I have been studying with an ASCH approved consultant for 1 year and am in the seeking other teachers/mentors who can be more helpful on the development of specific skills in developing and utilizing trance phenomenon.)

In terms of where to find these folks, Dr. Erickson recommended the local university's psych department. Any other ideas about where to find subjects?

What ways have you found more helpful in promoting the experimental work?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and consideration.

Jim Stephens
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Stuart Moore Stuart Moore is offline
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Default Re: Working with "normal" subjects...

First of all "working" with implies some goal. Well I guess that's a normal human experience. So I don't think your going to find any normal people willing to sit and be guided into trance, unless they get something out of it. The psyche students, that you mentioned, are probably interested experiencing their own psyches, so that's a possible catch.

Otherwise you could advertise at the golf course or tennis club (are golfers and tennis players normal??) something about free hypnosis to improve concentration. Come to think of it, artists and art students, theatre majors, writers would all likely be interested in "going deeply into their psyches". Salespeople: Hypnosis to rebalance after a day of rejection. An add in the local newspaper: free hypnosis for stress relief. Some of these people then might become clients.

Have fun with it, Jim,

Stuart Moore
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Unread May 13th, 2005, 03:40 AM
Lindsay Smith
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Default Re: Working with "normal" subjects...

Many people are curious about Hypnosis so it is often very easy to introduce Hypnotherapy into a discussion. This morning I was in the Mall with my wife & grand daughter & we met a mother of three who had been in our second daughter's class at school. Our grand daughter, a toddler was fascinated with the blue & yellow balloons the boys had on sticks & she led the way & we followed. Hynotherapy as a possible way of helping with behaviour management issue came up in the discussion quite spontaneously. When we left our grand daughter was holding the balloons that the boys had given her & their mother was carrying the possible seeds of a solution to the pathological lying of her six year old daughter.
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