Hypnosis — Both Poetry and Science

  • Fred H. Frankel


The origins of hypnosis are indisputably clinical, but its current acceptability and recognition stem largely from the high calibre of academic investment and the findings in experimental laboratories in recent years. What we know has been accumulated in the context of a rigorous adherence to finely developed research methods, constructive scepticism, and cold facts. Clinical results, on the other hand, demand flexibility, imaginative phrases, deep feelings, and even lofty thoughts. The poetry and the science are both essential for survival.


Induction Procedure Altered Perception Unconscious Mind Heavy Path Demand Flexibility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred H. Frankel
    • 1
  1. 1.Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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