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Lightly rubbed. 1980 Trade Paperback. 190 pp. Of all the tools available to doctor or psychologist, hypnosis is perhaps the most misunderstood — this scholarly but immensely readable book shows how misconceptions about hypnosis have arisen and how they can be overcome. CONTENTS: 1. What is Hypnosis?; 2. The Historical Background of Hypnosis; 3. Hypnosis in Therapy for Emotional Disorders; 4. The Mechanisms of Hypnosis in Therapy; 5. Supernormal Performance under Hypnosis; 6. Animal Hypnosis; 7. The Harmful and Criminal Uses of Hypnosis; 8. Is Acupuncture Hypnosis?; 9. Differences in Susceptibility to Hypnosis; Index of Names; General Index.