Working hypnotically with deaf people.


Little attention has been given to the utilization of hypnosis with deaf people. In a recent study, we compared objective and subjective responses to two different hypnotic induction techniques by deaf and hearing undergraduate women. We presented hypnosis techniques orally to hearing subjects and visually, using sign-language, to deaf subjects. Results from this study failed to reveal any significant differences on objective or self-report levels of trance depth between the two populations. Our purpose in this article is to examine the similarities and differences of the induction process and hypnotic responses, including trance indicators, between deaf and hearing subjects.

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@article{Isenberg1991WorkingHW, title={Working hypnotically with deaf people.}, author={G L Isenberg and William J. Matthews}, journal={The American journal of clinical hypnosis}, year={1991}, volume={34 2}, pages={91-9} }