Hypnotherapy Concepts

After generally having explained the historical shift by the cognitive-behavioral hypnotic perspective from the state hypnotic perspective, I will demonstrate that this shift has important implications for the way in which specific domains of hypnosis are viewed. The focus of this section will be on the history of the cognitive-behavioral split, rather than the history of the state perspective. Specifically, the concepts of methodology, consciousness, volition, post-hypnotic responding and the treatment of distant history will be examined.