Parker's claim that it "was confirmed," we actually wrote on page 246 that "Neither was there a significant interaction between hypnotizability
Given that hypnotizability
and creativity have been characterized to involve imaginative processes, fantasy, and absorption (see Manmiller et al.
Harmon et al (21) and Freeman et al (22) found an association between women of high hypnotizability
and reduced need for labour analgesia when compared with women of low hypnotizability
Children generally have more hypnotic talent than adults, and as pain control relates to hypnotizability
, it is not surprising that children are extremely adept at hypnotherapeutic pain control.
238), in which we predicted that the following would correlate with the dependent variable (psi z scores): (a) believing that one would be succesful in the experiment; (b) previous psi experiences; (c) high hypnotizability
; (d) alterations in consciousness, which would also correlate with high hypnotizability
; and (e) that dissociation would mediate or moderate the effect of hypnotizability
on psi scoring.
Although I have modified my approach to smoking cessation from the original Spiegel technique, after almost 4 decades of using hypnosis, I still find the Hypnotic Induction Profile (HIP), as developed by the Spiegels, to be the easiest way to measure hypnotizability
There is no relationship between hypnotizability
and spontaneous trance.
One of the issues that is often brought up is the idea of hypnotizability
1992, Psychopathology, hypnotizability
, and dissociation, American Journal of Psychiatry, 149, 11, 1521-1525.
and traumatic experience: a diathesisstress model of dissociative symptomatology.
, creativity and the role of effortless experiencing.
Among psychiatric patients, says Spiegel, a high level of hypnotizability
appears to be a marker of a dissociative disorder.