When the thought occurred to the author during the
winter of 1898-99 to test the availability of hypnotic suggestion as a means of
removing criminal impulses and substituting conscience-sensitiveness for moral anesthesia
among young criminals and castaways, he was convinced that the results of his investigations
would possess deep interest for the men and women of his profession, and he
purposed publishing them, together with his conclusions, in the form of a
medical monograph. But he was wholly unprepared for the sensation that has been
excited throughout this country and in Europe by the premature birth of his
report in the columns of the daily press. The demand for full and authentic
information regarding hypnotic suggestion, which has suddenly become
appreciated as a great moralizing power at its true worth and with an
intelligent reference to the wide range of its applications, explains the
appearance of the present volume.
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Clusters are groups of distorted and self-defeating beliefs, what behavioral
scientists call schemas, which form challenging parts of our personality with
their habitual emotional and behavioral reactions. Many of these Personality
Clusters are the residual effects of trauma and ineffective emotional
upbringing. We see examples of these clusters in persons suffering from early
emotional abandonment, abuse, deprivation, and parental perfectionism. Often
these Personality Clusters or groups of beliefs reside just outside of
awareness. We may notice the impact of Personality Clusters when they abruptly
emerge in our lives with periods of painful emotions, distorted and
self-defeating thoughts, and behavior that pulls us into trouble such as
addictions or feeling very remote from others. These clusters of beliefs may
powerfully steer our lives in directions we'd rather not go.
1.Emotional Suggestibility A suggestible behavior
characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to inferred suggestions that
affect emotions and restrict physical body responses; usually associated with
hypnoidal depth. Thus the emotional suggestible learns more by inference than
by direct, literal suggestions.
2.Physical Suggestibility A suggestible behavior
characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to literal suggestions
affecting the body, and restriction of emotional responses; usually associated
with cataleptic stages or deeper.
3.Intellectual Suggestibility The type of hypnotic
suggestibility in which a subject fears being controlled by the operator and is
constantly trying to analyze, reject or rationalize everything the operator
says. With this type of subject the operator must give logical explanations for
every suggestion and must allow the subject to feel that he is doing the
are certain abnormal mental states that deserve a passing notice. The chief
physical change in sleep is a large reduction of blood in the brain. Its
external features are the suppression of voluntary action and of the action of
the senses. There may always remain, and there certainly often remains, the play
of the imagination known as dreaming. The mental action seems to be sympathetic
with the bodily state, and to be attended with very little control. While
complete sleep involves the large arrest of voluntary life incident to muscular
repose, there are many partial forms of it. The senses may remain cognizant of
very many events; a slight uneasiness or a gentle push may call forth a change
of position. "Words may be spoken; or, more rarely, words may be listened
to and answered, if introduced in the line of existing impressions.
François Joseph Noizet, ( 1792 – 1885 ), was a general and a French man of letters,
known for his work on animal magnetism .Known to occultists as the
most immediate disciple of the Abbé
himself a pupil of Franz Anton Mesmer . He was also a student ofAndre-Marie
He was a close friend to a young hypnotist, Dr. Alexandre Bertrand(1)whose sleepwalking
Treaty (1823) is the first systematic scientific study of phenomena magnetic .
theory of constructive alternativism, George Kelly posited that our experiences of the world around us, including events
that take place or our understanding of people, including ourselves, are open
to an immense variety of interpretations. Kelly
argued that no one construct is a final or definitively accurate way of
grasping the world.Instead, we can always create alternative constructs to
better explain or represent that which we observe.A revised construct can increase our ability to
comprehend the world around us and help us feel that we can predict or control
it.Therapists can use constructive alternativism to help
clients who are depressed or anxious live happier lives by reconsidering the
way the clients have appraised their lives. Cognitive
therapy, in fact, is based to some extent on this premise.
Thegestalt effectis the form-generating capability of our senses,
particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms
instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves. In psychology, gestaltism is often opposed tostructuralism.
The phrase "The whole is greater than the sum of the
parts"is often used when explaining gestalt theory, though this is a mistranslation of Kurt Koffka'soriginal phrase,"The
whole is other than the sum of the parts".Gestalt theory allows for the breakup of elements from the whole
situation into what it really is.
James Richard Cocke(1863 – 1900), who had been blind since infancy, was an
American physician, homeopath, and a pioneer hypnotherapist.
was born in the South of the United States, and had been totally blind since he
was an infant. His sight had been completely destroyed when acid was accidentally
applied to his eyes when he was just three weeks old. He
was considered to be "highly educated"; and, despite his total
blindness, "was able to go around the city at will", and "could
play a piano with much skill":
Walter Georg Groddeck ( 1866 – 1934 ) was a physician and writer
regarded as a pioneer of psychosomatic medicine. German physician Georg Groddeck, who practised in Baden-Badenand was the
pathfinder of psychosomatic medicine, astonished his numerous listeners and
readers with his therapy connecting naturopathic treatment with psychoanalytic, suggestive and hypnotic elements. His foot and arm bath, massages
and dietary cuisine are still practised today, although the bold doctrine of
salvation, where he mauled his patients, is necessarily quite authoritarian,
and a more reserved approach would be judged appropriate today. He said “To
provide obedience [is the] foundation of medical art”.