The Discovery of Hypnosis: The Complete Writings of James Braid, the Father of Hypnotherapy

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UKCHH Ltd, 2008 - Hypnotism - 20 pages
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This book is essential reading for anyone who uses hypnosis or has an interest in the history of psychotherapy. It's the complete writings of the founder of hypnotherapy, James Braid. I am the editor and translator of this collection of James Braid's writings. Many of the works contained in this volume were previously very rare, or virtually unknown, having remained out of print since Braid's death. If you want to know what hypnotherapy is all about and how it originated, go straight to the horse's mouth and read Braid's own account of how he developed hypnotism in opposition to the animal magnetism of Mesmer. 

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Acknowledgements
1
The Original Philosophy of Hypnotism
19
Braids Theory of Suggestion
35
Braids Discovery of Hypnotism Williamson 1896
63
Wilhelm Preyers Foreword to the German Translation 1881
78
The Physiology of Fascination The Critics Criticised 1855
79
Hypnotic Therapeutics 1853
92
Editors Preface
118
Letter to The Medical Times 1844
250
Letter to The Medical Times 1844
256
Letter from Mr Simpson 1844
264
Remarks on Mr Simpsons Letter on Hypnotism 1844
270
Original Dedication
279
The Discovery of Hypnotism
290
On The Hypnotic Induction Process
294
On the Nature Phenomena of Hypnotism
300

Magic Witchcraft Animal Magnetism etc 1852
128
Lecture on ElectroBiology 1851
180
ElectroBiological Phenomena Considered Physiologically Psychologically 1851
188
Observations on Trance or Human Hybernation 1850
199
Letter 1849
225
Editors Preface
235
On Hypnotic Sleep Therapy
304
SixtySix Brief Case Studies
327
Letterto The Medical Times 1842
368
Editors Preface
378
Bibliography of James Braids Writings
381
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