Hypnosis: the elusive rapprochement between theory and practice

Dyer, Geraldine, and Hawkins, Russell (1997) Hypnosis: the elusive rapprochement between theory and practice. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 25 (2). pp. 95-107.

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Theory and practice should be closely interlinked, with each informing and supporting the other. There has been a tradition of such links in the hypnosis world, which it has been argued had helped raise the status of hypnosis to that of a mainstream therapy. Nonetheless, on close inspection, our current understandings of theory are not developed well enough to offer sufficiently clear guidelines about clinical practice. Data show that hypnosis has demonstrable clinical efficacy, but the newcomer to the field, filled with expectancies derived from training in the scientist-practitioner mould, will still be dissatisfied with our capacity to explain what hypnosis is or why it works.

Item ID: 50949
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-2563
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2017 23:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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