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Eissler, K.R. (1944). Hypnotic Suggestion: Its Dynamics, Indications and Limitations in the Therapy of Neuroses: Sandor Lorand. J. of Nervous and Mental Disease, XCIV, 1941, pp. 64–75.. Psychoanal Q., 13:533-534.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Hypnotic Suggestion: Its Dynamics, Indications and Limitations in the Therapy of Neuroses: Sandor Lorand. J. of Nervous and Mental Disease, XCIV, 1941, pp. 64–75.

(1944). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 13:533-534

Hypnotic Suggestion: Its Dynamics, Indications and Limitations in the Therapy of Neuroses: Sandor Lorand. J. of Nervous and Mental Disease, XCIV, 1941, pp. 64–75.

Kurt R. Eissler

The psychodynamics underlying hypnosis are investigated. Although hypnosis is increasingly used, there has been no advance in the knowledge of its theoretical background since Freud's and Ferenczi's contributions. Hypnotism is still considered as quackery by many, and among the factors responsible for this is the attitude of those who apply it. The hypnotist still wants to be surrounded by mystery, not only in order to support the treatment, but also for subjective narcissistic reasons. The author suggests a technique which one might call 'rational' hypnosis in which the patient is given information about the basic mechanisms underlying his hypnotic state. This would amount to an analysis of the transference. The courses of two hypnotic treatments

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are compared: in one, any discussion of the patient's relationship to the hypnotist was carefully avoided; subsequent analysis showed this to have been the stumbling block to permanent recovery. In the other case, every effort was made to bring the transference relationship inherent in the hypnotic treatment to the patient's consciousness. The author was satisfied with the therapeutic success in this case.

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Eissler, K.R. (1944). Hypnotic Suggestion: Its Dynamics, Indications and Limitations in the Therapy of Neuroses. Psychoanal. Q., 13:533-534

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