Power in the hypnotic relationship

Therapeutic or abusive?

David P. Walling, Ruth Levine

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Abstract

The use of hypnosis contains an undue power differential, sometimes perceived as an ability of the hypnotist to control the subject. This article explores the controversy regarding issues of power and control in the hypnotic relationship, including benefits and drawbacks in therapeutic outcome, and implications for hypnosis training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

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Hypnosis
Hypnotics and Sedatives
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Therapeutics
Power (Psychology)

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  • Clinical Psychology

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Power in the hypnotic relationship : Therapeutic or abusive? / Walling, David P.; Levine, Ruth.

In: American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 51, No. 1, 1997, p. 67-76.

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