This innovative work integrates modern hypnotherapy with Jung's analytic psychology, successfully linking the skilled practice of hypnosis with the Jungian vision of the human psyche. As developed by Hall, the Jungian conceptualization of hypnosis draws on the theory of psychological complexes and their participation in the sense of self-image that inevitably is a part of the ego. Hall's succinct yet thorough review of the Jungian model of psychological functioning conveys the essence of Jung's view of the psyche while elucidating its suitability as a basic framework for hypnotherapy.
Table of Contents
2. Jung and Hypnosis.
3. Complex Psychology and Dissociation.
4. The Place of Theory in Hypnosis.
5. Jungian Theory, Hypnosis, and the Psychostructural Emphasis.
6. The Transcendent Function.
8. Active Imagination.
9. Transference/Countertransference in Hypnotherapy.
10. Suggestions on Suggestion.
11. Clinical Integration: Applications of Hypnotherapy within a Jungian Model.
"A pioneering effort in both clinical hypnosis and Jungian analysis, written by an authority highly respected in both areas."
"Readable, enjoyable, and very informative. This book is a lucid introduction to both Jungian ideas and hypnotherapy."
-Donald W. Schafer, MD
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