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Hypnotic trance in Heart-Centered therapies

Hypnotic trance in Heart-Centered therapies David Hartman Abstract: This article traces the roots of the use of trance states in Heart-Centered therapies. A discussion of traditional hypnosis includes Brown and Fromm’s (1986) proposed four treatment approaches with hypnosis: symptomatic hypnotherapy, supportive ego-strengthening hypnotherapy, dynamic hypnotherapy, and hypnotherapy of developmental deficits. We review several ways of […]

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note David Hartman Welcome to this issue of the Heart-Centered Therapies Journal. We are excited to present the five articles that comprise this issue of the Journal, representing scholarly work from members of the Association. Personal Transformation with Heart-Centered Therapies by Diane Zimberoff & David Hartman is an ambitious article reviewing a continuum of […]

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musical modalities for treating trauma

Hypnosis and ‘heavy metal’: musical modalities for treating trauma Megan Elizabeth Cassano Abstract: Music is a fundamental element in the lives of people today. Music is played for babies while still in the womb in attempts to soothe them. Music represents special occasions that might occur during a person’s life, such as religious rites of […]

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Gestalt therapy and Heart-Centered therapies

Gestalt therapy and Heart-Centered therapies Diane Zimberoff Abstract: Heart-Centered therapies utilize several of the basic Gestalt techniques developed by Fritz Perls. One is presentness, making everything very immediate, emphasizing the here and now. Another is concrete attention to detail, rather than abstract conceptualizing, including the importance of somatic and body awareness. Both of these principles […]

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Using hypnotherapy with children: tapping into the imaginative power of the young

Using hypnotherapy with children: tapping into the imaginative power of the young Jennifer Manning Plassnig Abstract: In working with children, we have a unique opportunity to tap into their natural state of being, which is their imaginative world, to help heal many issues that can arise in their lives. In this paper I discuss the […]

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Corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic process

Corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic process David Hartman Abstract: While we are using Alexander’s work as a beginning point for this analysis of corrective emotional experience in the therapeutic process, we extend the concept beyond the level of ego experience (emotion, memory, and cognition) to that of Self or Soul experience (the transpersonal realms […]

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Hypnotic Psychotherapy in the Identification of Core Emotional Issues

Hypnotic Psychotherapy in the Identification of Core Emotional Issues Constance Spencer ABSTRACT Hypnotic Psychotherapy offers a client-centered model that integrates elements of intrapsychic, cognitive/behavioral, body oriented, and interactional approaches. Treatment effects can be rapid, and during an individual session the therapist may witness accelerated processing of information indicative of a shift of cognitive structures (assimilation […]

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Memory access to our earliest influences

Memory access to our earliest influences David Hartman Abstract: An adult in hypnotherapy can age regress to a pre-episodic childhood experience, e.g., age one or two or the womb, and can nevertheless `know’ certain information about the experience. Commonly, people experience in such regressions that the environment is toxic, or that they are unwelcome, or […]

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note – journal issue overview David Hartman Welcome to this issue of the Heart-Centered Therapies Journal. We present four articles on varied topics that continue to reflect the thoughtfulness, scholarly work and practicality we all desire. The Journal opens its fourth year of publication with this issue. Copies of back issues are available on […]

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Ego States in Heart-Centered therapies

Ego States in Heart-Centered therapies David Hartman Abstract: Heart-Centered therapies have drawn from the traditions and techniques of Ego State therapy and developmental psychotherapy. Ego State therapy is a therapeutic approach which recognizes that every individual incorporates numerous discreet ego states, with boundaries ranging from non-flexible to highly permeable. Each of these ego states is […]