3. History of Hypnosis

  1. Les Brann1,
  2. Jacky Owens2 and
  3. Ann Williamson3
  1. Ann Williamson

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch3

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Williamson, A. (2011) History of Hypnosis, in The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice (eds L. Brann, J. Owens and A. Williamson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950905.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield University, UK

  2. 2

    University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Salford Universities, UK

Author Information

  1. Salford Universities, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683675

Online ISBN: 9781119950905

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Keywords:

  • history of hypnosis;
  • ‘trance state’ and healing;
  • altered state of awareness;
  • ‘soul’ or spirit;
  • Shamanism, illness, personal disharmony;
  • ancient Celts and Druidic sleep;
  • rituals, inspiring confidence;
  • psychoanalysis and psychodynamic approaches;
  • cognitive approaches, 1950s;
  • The State Versus Non-State Debate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Trance States and Healing

  • The Dawn of Psychology

  • The State Versus Non-State Debate

  • References