Power in the hypnotic relationship: Therapeutic or abusive?

David P. Walling, Ruth E. Levine

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    The use of hypnosis contains an undue power differential, sometimes perceived as an ability of the hypnotist to control the subject. This article explores the controversy regarding issues of power and control in the hypnotic relationship, including benefits and drawbacks in therapeutic outcome, and implications for hypnosis training.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)67-76
    Number of pages10
    JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1997

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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