Social constructions of hypnosis.

  title={Social constructions of hypnosis.},
  author={Laurence J Kirmayer},
  journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis},
  volume={40 4},
Both clinical and experimental views of hypnosis are social constructions that reflect the biases and interests of practitioners and scientists. Each perspective offers useful metaphors for hypnosis. Underlying clinical uses of the term hypnosis are states of mind associated with imaginative reverie and automatic behavior based on procedural knowledge… CONTINUE READING