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 scripts

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