CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Making symptoms vanish: Hypnosis and the mystery of the sudden cure

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

2-1-1999

Publication Title

Family Therapy Networker

Volume

23

Issue

1

First Page

56

Last Page

65

Abstract

You felt like you weren't closing your eyes or lifting your hands, no? Nor did you feel like you were "making" your hand numb or purposely losing track of time. You were right: "you" weren't doing these things--or, at least, your "i" wasn't. With your "i" not cutting itself off from everything, it couldn't take ownership of and responsibility for the movements of your body or the changes in sensation and time orientation.