H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale
'The Indian Society for Clinical Hypnosis and Research' was founded in 1982 by reputed Hypnotherapists and researchers in Hypnosis, H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale and Dr. (Mrs.) Kunda Jayant Athavale. Publication of 'The Indian Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and Research (Volumes I-V [1983-87])', 'Science of Hypnosis', 'Hypnotherapy according to the Personality Defect Model of Psychotherapy', numerous articles in research journals, over 75 articles from 1982 to 1984 and presentations at national and international conferences are the result of their versatile medical practice and diligent research. Apart from imparting knowledge to over 500 doctors in the last 15 years on science of Hypnosis and principles of Hypnotherapy along with practicals, he is also credited with research that Eosinophilia can be caused by mental problems.
To date, H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale has compiled 175 Holy texts and booklets on topics of Dharma, Spirituality, spiritual practice, protecting the mother-tongue etc.
Dr. Ashutosh G Prabhudessai
Dr. Ashutosh G Prabhudessai (M.D., F.I.P.S.) is a life member of 'The Indian Society for Clinical Hypnosis and Research' since 1990. He is an honorary member of the 'Indian Psychological Society'. He has trained psychiatrists and doctors from other faculties in Hypnotherapy. He has compiled texts like 'Hypnosis for happiness', 'Science of Hypnosis'. He is presently working as an assistant professor and consultant psychiatrist with the 'Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour', Goa.
The word hypnotism evokes an image of something mysterious to the ordinary reader. But a careful reading of this book is bound to dispel such a misconception and show that hypnotism is a science like any other.
By explaining the techniques of hypnotherapy and the methods of autosuggestion in a simple and systematic manner, this book attempts to infuse reliable information about hypnotism and clear the doubts created in the minds of people by books of lay hypnotists.
Newspapers and magazines have played a major role, in arousing the interest of people in hypnosis. Consequently, several people wish to practise hypnotherapy. To acquaint the lay public with hypnotherapy led to the compilation of this book. Written in a lucid language, this book aims at popularising hypnotherapy at the grass root level.
The method of therapy described in this book is mainly based on the 'Personality Defect Model of Psychotherapy' , which is very effective having a cure rate of around 50% and can be as high as 70% if practised diligently.
To facilitate the comprehension of the common reader, we have at the outset discussed the techniques of autohypnosis, the concept of personality, stress tolerance and psychopathogenesis. Finally the chapter on heterohypnotherapy offers a comprehensive appraisal of hypnotherapy to be undertaken by doctors and its various uses.
Based on the guiding principles explained in this book, if hypnotherapy is practised by an individual it will certainly help him to achieve a healthier personality and thereby improve the quality of life. This is sure to ensure a happier life and so assist a person to make rapid spiritual progress culminating in the achievement of an ideal personality.
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