Title

The Nature of Clinical Hypnosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-3-2020

Department

Educational Leadership

Abstract

It has been understood for millennia that nature can foster healing. Therein resides an irony of modern life. Living in a city offers an array of social and technological affordances, but it also promulgates a range of unwanted mind-body consequences that for many individuals disrupt psychological and physical health as our daily habits shift away from the natural history of the places in which we live. In the absence of meaningful interaction with nature, the practice of clinical hypnosis offers one of several therapeutic avenues to redress such concern by utilizing the potential of biophilic primes within the practitioner's language and the clinical setting. By doing so, clinical hypnosis informed by nature might provide a more potent tool with which to close the loop between the benefits of nature and the challenges of modern life.

Publication Title

Ecopsychology

DOI

10.1089/eco.2019.0046

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