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Stories for the Third Ear: Using Hypnotic Fables in Psychotherapy
by Lee Wallas
This book includes a step-by-step preparation for clients' receptivity to the stories, describing how rapport can be established and resistance lowered during the initial sessions of hypnotherapy. Then the stories are set within their original clinical context, so that we can comprehend their powerful impact on the course of therapy.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 17th 1985 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published September 1985)
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I'm not much of a believer in hypnosis, but this book was recommended to me by someone whose opinion I trust, so I decided to give it a try. It's a book of transcripts of stories told to a psychotherapist's patients under hypnosis, and it includes each patient's backstory and a little of what happened in reaction to the story. The book only includes success stories, but they are very powerful ones that show the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Interesting stuff.