Direct versus indirect suggestions: a conceptual and methodological review.

@article{Lynn1993DirectVI,
  title={Direct versus indirect suggestions: a conceptual and methodological review.},
  author={Steven Jay Lynn and Vic Neufeld and Claudio Mare},
  journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis},
  year={1993},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={124-52}
}
The article reviews the literature on the effects of direct versus indirect hypnotic suggestions. A conceptual and methodological analysis of direct versus indirect suggestions is also provided. Three conclusions follow from the review: (a) Contrary to views of Ericksonian hypnotists, suggestion style has little effect on objective responding to hypnotic test items; (b) studies of clinical- and laboratory-induced pain and other measures of subjective experience have yielded contradictory… CONTINUE READING

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