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I personaly feel that this part:

The Hypnotist-Subject relationship has been feared by some due to the practice of stage performers. In a book by Erica Fromm, it has been referred to as "archaic involvement", listing these responses in the "patient":

Feeling like a child in relation to the hypnotist. Wanting to please the hypnotist. Feeling guilty at not doing what the hypnotist wants. Worrying the hypnotist will not like you. Wanting to bask in the "power and glory" of the hypnotist. Everything the hypnotist says and does deeply matters.

Hypnotherapy, however, usually takes place in a clinical setting, within the framework of an individual course of therapy.


Seems to be written without much thought into the matter and simply taken from the book, and if this is the way it has been written in the book then I daresay Erica Fromm is giving false information. I understand that these can be problems but it is not specified that these kinds of reactions could occur in any setting with a therapist whether they by utilising hypnotherapy or not. It should be stated that this is common in all counselling/therapy related situations, and indeed even in day to day living where a person is being spoken to by someone they feel is superior. This person seems to be using scare-tactics to put hypnotherapy in a negative light.


Also more evidence should be put forward as to the benefits of hypnotherapy, and reference from other writers on the subject.

Thank you for your comments. This article could clearly do with more work. Do feel free to come and edit it. This is a collaborative editing project and will only work if many of us contribute. I will mark it for expert attention in the hope that this willattract people to mprove the articleLifeartist 08:06, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Similar complaints were made about Erica Fromm on Wiki. The article on Wiki was rewritten a few months ago by someone called 'hypnosynthesis' who seems to be practicing hypnotherapist. That article is certainly an improvement. I would propose we replace this one with it as a starting point. Fainites 12:24, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Let's just be very careful...this hypnosynthesis seems to have created problems on wikipedia see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:HypnoSynthesis The person seems to have an interest (exclusive?) in NLP and hypnotherapy. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/HypnoSynthesis I know a little bit about hypnosis as a psychologist friend of mine in Princeton NJ practices. I'm not sure the wikipedia article is one to copy whole cloth. It might be better to get an expert in hypnosis to edit this article. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 14:49, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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