Gail Isenberg


This article addresses the question of whether or not hypnosis and guided fantasy are appropriate therapeutic techniques for deaf clients. This discussion is adjunct to a presentation given by the author at the 1987 American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) Biennial Conference. At that time the author demonstrated trance induction and guided fantasy techniques in sign language with an audience volunteer who was deaf. It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of Ericksonian Hypnosis.