Hypnosis and suggestion are powerful ways of altering sensation, perception and cognition. Hypnosis has been a valid area of psychological investigation for over 100 years and is a helpful tool for understanding how the mind works. Hypnosis is not a form of therapy in its own right – it is better to think of it as a set of tools that can be incorporated in to a model-driven therapy such as CBT or psychodynamic therapy. Be wary of people calling themselves 'hypnotherapists' – this tends to mean that they do no have training in any recognised forms of psychotherapy.
Measurement of hypnotic susceptibility
- Hypnotic suggestibility scales at Hypnosis And Suggestion
- Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Suggestibility (HGSHS) socrates.berkeley.edu: Script Response Booklet
- Creative Imagination Scale (CIS) hypnosisandsuggestion.org
- Hypnosis And Suggestion has information about hypnosis research
- Compare hypnosis training and hypnotherapy training in the UK at HypnosisTrainingUK.com