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ERIC Number: ED137670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
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Mutual Group Hypnosis: A Social Interaction Analysis.
Sanders, Shirley
Mutual Group Hypnosis is discussed in terms of its similarity to group dynamics in general and in terms of its similarity to a social interaction program (Role Modeling) designed to foster the expression of warmth and acceptance among group members. Hypnosis also fosters a regression to prelogical thought processes in the service of the ego. Group pressure in Mutual Group Hypnosis is utilized positively in that the group members tend to interact in a noncompetitive manner, sharing images, positive feelings and providing support for each other to help each other find acceptable solutions to problems. Viewing group hypnosis in this framework helps remove the stigma of mystery from hypnosis by placing it more clearly within observable ways of interaction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976) ; Not available in hard copy due to Author's restrictions