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    Hypnosis Experiments and Studies


      Hypnosis is a technique involving an artificially induced trance-like state that resembles sleep in which the subconscious becomes accessible through suggestions offered by the hypnotist to the subject - used for therapeutic purposes and entertainment.

      Background Information

    • Hypnosis - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Suggestion [View Resource]
    • Autosuggestion [View Resource]
    • Hypnotic susceptibility [View Resource]
    • History of hypnosis [View Resource]
    • Hypnotherapy [View Resource]
    • Self-hypnosis [View Resource]
    • Stage hypnosis [View Resource]
    • James Braid: pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy [View Resource]
    • Magic, Mesmerism, Hypnotism Etc - Historically And Physiologically Considered. By James Braid, Of Manchester [View Resource]
    • The Power of the Mind over the Body: An Experimental Inquiry into the nature and acuse of the Phenomena attributed by Baron Reichenbach and others to a "New Imponderable." [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects and Articles

    • The brain and self-hypnosis - science fair project [View Experiment]
    • Altered States of Consciousness "Mind Over Matters" - lesson plan [View Experiment]
    • Hypnosis Gaining Ground in Medicine [View Experiment]
    • Sports hypnotist helps jocks find their zone [View Experiment]
    • Hypnosis, Meditation, and Relaxation for Pain Treatmen [View Experiment]
    • The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis [View Experiment]
    • Physician Studies Hypnosis As Sedation Alternative [View Experiment]
    • The Claim: Hypnosis Can Help You Stop Smoking [View Experiment]
    • Hypnotherapy For Smoking Cessation Sees Strong Results [View Experiment]
    • Hypnosis really changes your mind [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Science Fair Projects, Lesson Plans, Studies and Articles

    • Initial Experiments Investigating the Nature of Hypnosis [View Experiment]
    • Hypnosis experiment showed how we could stimulate the body's healing mechanism [View Experiment]
    • Hypnotic Disgust Makes Moral Judgments More Severe [View Experiment]
    • Experiments in the Substitution of Symptoms by Hypnosis [View Experiment]
    • Can Mystical Experience be a Source of Knowledge [View Experiment]
    • Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: Diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care [View Experiment]
    • The Effectiveness of Adjunctive Hypnosis with Surgical Patients: A Meta-Analysis [View Experiment]
    • A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Brief Hypnosis Intervention to Control Side Effects in Breast Surgery Patients [View Experiment]
    • Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse: Can a memory be forgotten and then remembered? Can a 'memory' be suggested and then remembered as true? [View Experiment]
    • The Power of Hypnosis [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Resolving conflict in hypnosis [View Thesis]
    • An investigation into conceptual reality [View Thesis]
    • A case study of the use of hypnosis for school refusal [View Thesis]
    • The effects of hypnotic ego strengthening on self-esteem [View Thesis]

      See also

    • Self-Hypnosis and Autosuggestion [View Experiment]
    • Suggestibility [View Experiment]

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