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San Diego-based psychologist Michael Yapko, in writing about effective methods of communication with hypnosis, claims that Stories as teaching tools have been the principal means of educating and socializing people throughout human history (Yapko, 2003, p. 433 italics added). Over time and across all cultures they have been used as a form of effective communication and education, passing on from generation to generation the attitudes, values, and behaviors necessary for survival and success in life. Stories like the biblical account of creation, the Australian Aboriginal dreamtime legends, or the myths of ancient Greece explain how our world came into being, how human beings were created, and where animals came from. We, as a species, have used stories to explain our world and its origins. These stories help us to define and understand much of what otherwise might be unexplained. In so doing, they also enable us to create our world. If our stories of the world are based on creationist...
Two of the stories that I have developed to illustrate this communication of strategies through metaphor are Chapter 12's opening metaphors about managing pain, major illness, and the anxieties associated with medical treatment. The strategies behind Story 81, Blowing Away Pain, are based on the use ofEricksonian hypnosis approaches with pediatric hematology oncology patients (Jacobs, Pelier, & Larkin, 1998). They begin by stating
Grendel and his mother Healing the traumas of childhood through dreams, imagery, and hypnosis. Amityville, NY Baywood. Callow, G. (2003). Magician The use of sustained simile in the alleviation of serious behavioural disturbance and acute dyslexia in a 7-year-old boy. Contemporary Hypnosis, 20(1), 40 47. Linden, J. H. (2003). Playful metaphors. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 45(3), 245 250. Olness, K., & Kohen, D. P. (1996). Hypnosis and hypnotherapy with children. New York Guilford Press.
In an award-winning article entitled Playful Metaphors in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Julie Linden claims, It is through play that children develop, and when development has been interrupted therapeutic play can heal (2003a, p. 245). Play is thus presented as essential to the process of maturation and the process of healing, serving several functions. Biologically, play provides exercise, develops physical skills, and offers release of energy. Intrapersonally, it helps develop personal mastery, mind-body interaction, and conflict resolution. Interpersonally, it facilitates the development of identity and social skills, while socioculturally, it models culturally appropriate behaviors and roles (Schaefer & O'Connor, 1983).
Hynotism and Self Hypnosis
HYPNOTISM is by no means a new art. True, it has been developed into a science in comparatively recent years. But the principles of thought control have been used for thousands of years in India, ancient Egypt, among the Persians, Chinese and in many other ancient lands. Miracles of healing by the spoken word and laying on of hands are recorded in many early writings.