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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce to sociologists the concept of dissociative hypnosis and to demonstrate the potential that this discipline has for obtaining or deriving biographical narratives in ethnographic and autoethnographic studies. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents brief comparative histories of the developmen...
Despite the continued debate and lack of a clear consensus about the true nature of the hypnotic phenomenon, hypnosis is increasingly being utilized successfully in many medical, health, and psychological spheres as a research method, motivational tool, and therapeutic modality. Significantly, however, although hypnotherapy is widely advertised, ad...
Abstract Hypnosis has long been recognized as an effective tool for producing behavioral change in the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Despite many studies from the latter half of the last century suggesting that hypnosis might also be of value in managing obesity situations, the efficacy of hypnotherapy for weight reduction has received sur...
The author is concerned over the increasing use of clinical testing kits by untrained personnel who do not have sufficient background to detect malfunctions and who do not understand the complex nature of the reactions involved. Often these untrained persons try to modify the procedures to suit themselves with catastrophic results. Pregnancy kits a...
The maximal rate of lactate dehydrogenase catalysed conversion of pyruvate to lactate, and the Michaelis constant for pyruvate, are both increased in the presence of serum. This effect could lead to inaccuracies in the estimation of the elevation of serum enzyme levels and it is recommended that in these cases either predilution be performed with h...
Currently assessing the value of regressive hypnosis as a means of assessing the influence of childhood factors and experiences in determining adult refractory overweight and obesity. A number of participants have undergone a series of hypnosis sessions and the content of these is being examined.