… the clinical application of hypnosis in treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, hypnosis has received much news coverage concerning its use in awakening early memories of sexual abuse, and even past life therapy. Moreover, there are numerous books and CDs available teaching self-hypnosis as a means memory improvement and recall as well as a method of self-help or self-therapy. Hypnosis, today, is used in a variety of therapy and research, including criminal investigations. Hypnosis is viewed as viable research and therapy tool.
Hypnosis is said to be a social interaction “in which one person, the subject, responds …
… to be unaffected in amnesia are those that we are not aware of, and
include those implied by such phenomena as learned motor and cognitive
skills, classical and operant conditioning, priming, habituation, and
sensitization. Such memories have been called implicit or nondeclarative memories (Suddendorf 133).
There are many self-hypnosis books and CDs on the market today for those who want to explore hypnosis on their own. Brain M. Alman in his book, “Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change” writes that hypnosis is not magic, but merely a natural state of mind that one can use …