"How is Hypnotherapist defined?" According to the Federal Dictionary of Occupational Titles published by the United States Department of Labor under Hypnotherapist 079.157.010 it is defined as follows: "Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degree of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state using techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client's problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning."
Dr. James Braid
Coined the word hypnosis in 1841. After Abbe Faria did in the late 1700's and we are not sure he made it up.
This article is about the development of concepts, beliefs and practices related to hypnosis from prehistoric to modern times.
external link to wikipedia Abbe Faria first published the word hypnosis.
A tribute to Gil Boyne
A tribute to Richard Coleman
From Wikipedia: Below is a list of important names in the history of Hypnosis.
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