The Highly Hypnotizable Person
Theoretical, Experimental and Clinical Issues
Edited by Michael Heap, Richard J. Brown, David A. Oakley
Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages
It is commonly known that some individuals are more easily hypnotized than others. What is less clear is why, and what can be learnt from these individual differences for hypnosis as a whole. The Highly Hypnotizable Person is the first book to present an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of what research and evidence there is for the existence and features of highly hypnotisable people.
The Highly Hypnotizable Person draws on research findings from cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology and from neuropsychology and neurophysiology. Leading authorities on hypnosis provide a comprehensive account of what is known and understood about this phenomenon and treatment procedure, and in particular, the nature and implications of high susceptibility.
I am very impressed by this book…it serves as an excellent, up-to-date review of the literature, and also offers some new theoretical perspectives. - From the final review of the manuscript