Practising Safe Hypnosis

A risk management guide

By: Roger Hambleton


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Size234mm x 154mm
PublishedJuly 2002

This unique book comprehensively explores the damage that can be caused by the misapplication of hypnotic techniques in therapy, laboratory, and stage performance settings. The laws of assault and negligence are used to assess the hypnotist’s criminal and personal injury liability in the English, American and Australian courts. Important reading for all hypnotherapists, hypnotists and members of the legal and medical professions, Practising Safe Hypnosis brings together a wide range of recent research and legal case histories. Topics include:

  • Civil and criminal assault
  • Induction
  • Informed consent
  • Hypnotic coercion
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Termination.

In addition, the reader will find commentary on the history of hypnosis; induction scripts for use in conjunction with best practice; theoretical comparisons and discussion on the nature of hypnosis, including the controversial debate surrounding hypnosis as an altered state of consciousness.

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Roger Hambleton

Roger Hambleton had experience as both a prosecutor and defender in criminal cases as well as in civil law. He held a Bachelor's degree in psychology and criminology in addition to a Master of Laws degree. For his work on hypnosis he was awarded an MPhil research degree by Manchester Metropolitan University. He also held an advanced practitioner of clinical hypnotherapy diploma, retiring as a senior partner of a British firm of solicitors.


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