Contemporary Hypnosis

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Online ISSN: 1557-0711


Aims and Scope

From January 2010, Wiley will no longer publish Contemporary Hypnosis. Please contact David Bowman at Crown House Publishing,, for further information.

Contemporary Hypnosis is the official publication of the British Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis , published on a quarterly basis. The intention of the journal is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of theory, research and professional practices in the field of hypnosis, with the general aim of furthering scientific understanding of the phenomenon and promoting informed and responsible use of hypnotic procedures.

The subject matter of the journal is defined by the practices, phenomena, theory and research associated with the term ‘hypnosis’ since the middle of the nineteenth century. Articles on topics related to hypnosis will be considered in so far as they help to further the understanding of the nature and function of the basic phenomena; such topics might include, for example, physiological processes, sleep and dreaming, altered states of consciousness, imaginative processes, including imagery, absorption and fantasy, role-playing, compliance and obedience. Contemporary Hypnosis also welcomes research papers, case studies, reviews, etc., relating to the professional employment of hypnotic procedures in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic, medical and dental work.

Contemporary Hypnosis is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary research, ideas and clinical practice in the field of hypnosis.

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