Hypnosis seems to carry more fear and confusion than any other therapeutic approach. Both beginners and experienced practitioners may ponder such questions as: How do I choose the "right" hypnotic induction and techniques for a given patient? - How do you teach patients to do self-hypnosis? - What degree of hypnotic depth is necessary for successful clinical work? - How did Milton Erickson get his patients to follow prescriptions?
The editors of this "friendly reference" - one to be turned to for both advise and reassurance - have gathered these and many more questions from colleagues, students, and clinicians with some training in hypnosis. The questions - 84 in all - are here answered by experienced clinicians.