Coleman's Hypnotherapy Clinic
925 W I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 148 Edmond Ok. 73034
History of Hypnosis
Education creates understanding and acceptance.

"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. 


Franz Mesmer
History of hypnosis
James Braid

Key figures

Marquis of Puységur
James Esdaile
John Elliotson
Jean-Martin Charcot
Ambroise-Auguste Liébeault
Hippolyte Bernheim
Pierre Janet
Sigmund Freud
Émile Coué
Morton Prince
Clark L. Hull
Andrew Salter
Theodore R. Sarbin
Milton H. Erickson
Dave Elman
Ernest Hilgard
Martin Theodore Orne
André Muller Weitzenhoffer
Theodore Xenophon Barber
Nicholas Spanos
Irving Kirsch