There are so many misconceptions about hypnosis used in a therapeutic setting. Some of my clients had concerns they’d cluck like a chicken, be completely out of control, or do something they didn’t want to do. Some others had very high and unrealistic expectations of what hypnotherapy can do. I wanted to put together a small resource for you to gather information regarding hypnosis and its clinical applications. I hope reading some of this information will clear up the many myths about this quite helpful tool.

- Megan Johntz, M.S., L.P.C.


Clinical Hypnosis: Principles and Applications, by H.B. Crasilneck and J.A. Hall

Hypnotherapy: An Exploratory Casebook, by M. H. Erickson

Your Body: Biofeedback at its Best, by B. Jencks

Clinical Practice of Hypnotherapy, by M.E. Wright

Hypnosis and Behavior Modification: Imagery Conditioning, by W.S. Kroger and W.D. Fezler

Self-Hypnosis: A Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change, by B.M. Alman

Applied Hypnosis and Hyperempiria, by D.E. Gibbons

Hypnosis: Questions and Answers, by D. B. Cheek