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Hellinger, Bert - (b. 1925) A German psychologist who has become quite well-known in Europe and is becoming well-known in America for his practice and books (perhaps the best-known being Love's Hidden Symmetry), about Family Inheritance or Constellations. He has shown a remarkable correlation between otherwise unexplained behaviors and related events from one's family's past. For instance, a fellow who has been in two serious motorcycle accidents, and continues to ride his motorcycle dangerously, turns out to have a grandfather who died falling off a horse. Without some therapy, it is quite likely this motorcyclist will not have fulfilled his family obligation until that motorcycle gets him killed. The most appropriate therapy is probably Bert Hellinger's Family Constellation technique, in which strangers are picked from a general audience of perhaps 30 to 40 people to represent the subject's family members. With guidance, these representatives act in whatever they feel motivated, even though they have little or absolutely no knowledge of who they are representing. From their positions and their reports of their emotions, the subject is usually quite astounded to discover many ways in which they truly do represent the relatives. The subject is given a lot of freedom to come up with her own meaning, and remarkable healings can happen. 

The Wikipedia article on Bert Hellinger


Hypnosis - "For him [Milton H. Erickson, the world's leading authority on hypnosis], hypnosis was a state of heightened awareness with increased suggestibility, an altered state allowing communication with the unconscious. Heightened awareness is probably the most important part of a trance state, because the subject is then able to focus more effectively on his or her self and goal. I'm sure some who read this will quarrel with my definition of how Dad saw hypnosis, but that's how he defined it to me and how I think he understood it." - Betty Alice Erickson, hypnotherapist, daughter of Milton Erickson, and co-author of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. An American Healer. Source-11


Hypnotherapy - A system in which a therapist, generally a psychologist, psychologist or someone specifically certified in hypnotherapy assists a client with positive personal change using hypnosis to access the other-than-conscious mind. Hypnosis starts with an induction in which the subject is put voluntarily into a relaxed, receptive state.


Hypnotic suggestion - Speaking with a person's other-than-conscious self without a formal hypnotic trance. A classic example would be: "Don't do x." - in which the mind doesn't generally hear the 'don't' part, and therefore focuses on 'do x.'


Hypnotic Trance - A state in which the activity of the conscious mind is reduced or overwhelmed, and the other-than-conscious mind is more accessible for communication.


Hypnotism - refers to the whole scope of trance induction from therapeutic to entertainment purposes. One can say a hypnotherapist uses hypnotism. One can say a stage performer who hypnotizes a volunteer to amuse the audience is using hypnotism. Both are legitimate in their fields. However, hypnotherapists often dislike the stage hypnotists because it makes their work more difficult. The hypnotherapist often has to 'uneducate' the subject, who after seeing a stage or television show may be concerned about losing control.


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