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A hundred years ago: Mental suggestion by indirect transference Practitioner 2013;257 (1763):33

Mental suggestion by indirect transference

29 Aug 2013Registered users

The modus operandi consists in hypnotizing a subject and haing seated him in a chair opposite to the patient, join  hands and then make your suggestions, without in any way directly influencing your patient, or putting him in a state of hypnosis....The recipient will probably show by his feelings and possible contortions, very frequently, that he has experienced the neurological condition of the patient; you then wake him. I have known many instances in which the recipient has, in every way, described the exact symptoms of the patient. On the moment of awakening all the symptoms leave the recipent and in most cases the patient.

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