Hypnosis and Cognitive-experiential Self-theory : a New Conceptualization for Hypnosis ?

@inproceedings{Brown2009HypnosisAC,
  title={Hypnosis and Cognitive-experiential Self-theory : a New Conceptualization for Hypnosis ?},
  author={Richard J. Brown and David A. Oakley},
  year={2009}
}
Evidence for a shift from analytical to holistic processing during hypnosis is presented as a basis for a new conceptualization of hypnosis in terms of Epstein’s integrative theory of personality, Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory (CEST; e.g., Epstein, 1973, 1990, 1994). Support for this view comes from parallels between the hypnotic state and the experiential system as embodied in CEST and from converging lines of enquiry from cognitive psychology. It is concluded that there is significant… CONTINUE READING