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Handbook Of Suggestive Therapeutics, Applied Hypnotism, Psychic Science | by Henry S. Munro



A manual of practical psychotherapy, designed especially for the general practitioner of medicine and surgery

TitleHandbook Of Suggestive Therapeutics, Applied Hypnotism, Psychic Science
AuthorHenry S. Munro
PublisherC. V. Mosby Company
Year1913
Copyright1911, C. V. Mosby Company
AmazonHandbook of Suggestive Therapeutics, Applied Hypnotism, Psychic Science

By Henry S. Munro, M. D. Omaha, Nebraska St. Louis

To The Memory Of My Mother, Whose Beautiful Example And Most Frequent Suggestion, "Be Sure You Are Right And Then Go Ahead," Has Given To My Life Whatever Dynamic Quality Characterizes This Book.

-Preface To Third Edition
The exhaustion of two large editions of this book within less than two years after its appearance attests the success of the humble efforts of the author in laying before the general practitioner an a...
-Preface To Second Edition
The author is profoundly grateful to the medical profession for the kindly reception accorded the first edition of this book. The exhaustion of a large edition since its appearance nine months ago att...
-Preface To First Edition
I bring to the consideration of the medical profession not merely the facts of personal experience and clinical evidence as proof of the value of suggestive therapeutics in the general practice of med...
-Introduction
It would be superfluous here to do more than briefly allude to the conditions under which this book was written. The problems of psychotherapy are forcing themselves so strongly upon the attention of ...
-Chapter I. The Awakening Interest In Psychotherapy
The tool of psychotherapy is suggestion, and all suggestion operates upon the conscious every-day actions and beliefs of the patient, influencing the higher intellectual faculties and motor functions,...
-The Awakening Interest In Psychotherapy. Part 2
It is by reason of the neglect of psychological methods of treatment by the medical profession that many sick people have been forced to ignore scientific medicine in vain effort to obtain relief from...
-The Awakening Interest In Psychotherapy. Part 3
Not only are results realized in so-called functional and psychoneurotic conditions - such as headaches, neuralgias, rheumatism, impotency, certain forms of asthma, writer's cramp, constipation, noctu...
-Chapter II. The Relation Of Psychotherapy To The General Practice Of Medicine And Surgery
Whatever may be our favorite line of professional work, we can not overlook the fact that we are, as physicians, a body of organized men laboring for the common good of humanity. The medical professio...
-The Relation Of Psychotherapy To The General Practice Of Medicine And Surgery. Part 2
We are accomplishing much today in a therapeutic way by educational methods pure and simple. The civilized world is witnessing a movement on the part of the medical profession that is destined to equi...
-Relation Of Psychotherapy To Practice Of Medicine And Surgery. Part 3
Most of the so-called functional disorders, among which are the neurasthenics and psychasthenics, are maintained in consequence of physiological insufficiency or incompetency. The cells of the entire ...
-Relation Of Psychotherapy To Practice Of Medicine And Surgery. Part 4
The success of psychotherapy in the general treatment of disease is due to the fact that we can influence the functional activity of every cell in the human body, and that such can be done the author ...
-Chapter III. The Scientific Basis Of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy exercises its potentiality as a therapeutic resource by its influence upon human experience. It is the conclusion of monism that processes of experience and brain processes belong to the...
-The Scientific Basis Of Psychotherapy. Part 2
By the employment of psychotherapy we simply make use of the normal mechanisms of the physiological organism; we can do nothing more, we should do nothing less. That ideas work on the lower centers o...
-The Scientific Basis Of Psychotherapy. Part 3
Most certainly psychical and conscious are primarily identical, but the changes wrought upon the neuron elements as the result of all experience may functionate again and again, though the individ...
-The Scientific Basis Of Psychotherapy. Part 4
Every process of experience involves millions of such elements. The effort to explain the results of psychotherapeutic measures involves a complex mechanism, which belongs to a system of reactions of ...
-Chapter IV. The General Utility Of Suggestion
This is an age of dynamics. It is a day when all minds are turned in search of the laws that govern hidden forces. The intelligent comprehension and utilization of nature's forces, through compliance ...
-The General Utility Of Suggestion. Part 2
The use of suggestion is but the art of employing spoken words for the purpose of persuading an individual to act upon or execute an idea or a series of ideas, either consciously or subconsciously. A ...
-The General Utility Of Suggestion. Part 3
The abuse of suggestion extends also into the medical profession. Through its use many people are made to submit, on the one hand, to useless surgical operations, which often aggravate the functional ...
-The General Utility Of Suggestion. Part 4
It may be that the light upon the landscape of the future is but a reflection from the luminous regions of my own hopes, but, if we take into consideration the broader and higher course of human event...
-Chapter V. Hypnotism Demonstrated
Hypnotism furnishes us with a practical demonstration, or proof, of the efficacy of suggestion. It shows us the conditions under which suggestion can be successfully employed, and a better understandi...
-Hypnotism Demonstrated. Continued
After each physician had obtained results by the employment of his own verbal suggestions, and had witnessed the successful application of the method in the hands of others present, the experience had...
-Suggestions To Induce Hypnosis
Before beginning suggestions to induce hypnosis, after giving pre-hypnotic suggestions, have your patient relax every muscle, close his eyes lightly, and breathe through his mouth, as illustrated in t...
-Suggestions To The Subject Hypnotized
Sleep on quietly. When I count three this arm will be stiff - so stiff that you can't take it down. One, two, three; your arm is stiff, and you can't take it down until I tell you. Now, when I rub th...
-Suggestions To The Subject Hypnotized. Part 2
Demonstration No. 2. - Now, Doctor Blank, I want you to hypnotize the next man. I want you to convince yourself that your suggestions are just as efficacious as mine. See, I have tacked these print...
-Suggestions To The Subject Hypnotized. Part 3
The method of getting the part to bleed is to suggest pain in the part, and the control over the blood supply to the part through the influence of the higher centers over the vasomotor neuro regulatio...
-Suggestions To The Subject Hypnotized. Part 4
All therapeutic measures can accomplish their results only by acting in conjunction with those inherent properties and forces within the biological element of the organism. Our internal medication act...
-Chapter VI. Practical Theoretical Considerations
For our present discussion, let us regard man as being a living, thinking entity - a functionating organism that nourishes himself, breathes, moves, grows, and reproduces, adapting himself to his envi...
-Conscious Mind
Man, as an entity, has conscious psychic or mental activities, which correspond to the functions of the motor area of the brain - the gray matter, the higher centers, the voluntary processes. The func...
-Subconscious Mind
All those psychic activities which are found below the threshold of consciousness correspond to the functions of all the involuntary physiological processes - the functions of the lower neuron systems...
-Subconscious Mind. Part 2
We certainly can not influence the bacteria upon the pin; then we must increase the resistive power of the cells in the face in some way. Whether it is done by encouraging leucocytosis or the migratio...
-Subconscious Mind. Part 3
The physician, then, in the light of such indisputable facts, is a factor either for good or harm in the sick-room. How often is it the case that his training in the pathological laboratory so fills h...
-The Subconscious Mind Perceives By Intuition
It is now considered that thought transference, or telepathy, is rendered possible on account of the ability of the subconscious mind of one individual to be impressed or influenced by another mind by...
-The Subconscious Mind Is The Storehouse Of Memory
Memory seems but to be the impress made by previous experiences in life upon the entire brain and nervous system. Aside from conscious objective memory, every experience in your life has left its inde...
-The Subconscious Mind Is The Seat Of The Emotions
Whatever impulse dominates the individual - whether fear, worry, anxiety, envy, anger, jealousy, love, or the purely animal passions - makes its appeal to and impress on the subconscious mind, which c...
-Chapter VII. Further Consideration Of The Principles, Problems, And Field Of Psychotherapy
The tendency of the logical mind of today is toward the acceptance of a philosophy that seeks for unity of body, mind, and spirit. These are qualities of the individual, but, scientifically speaking, ...
-Further Consideration Of The Principles Of Psychotherapy. Part 2
This unexplained, undefined, and incomprehensible element in man, which is the sum total of all of man's psychophysical potentialities, is the real ego. It is the power that manifests itself on the ph...
-Further Consideration Of The Principles Of Psychotherapy. Part 3
At this juncture and while your patient is in this condition, by your better educated and better equipped personality, you pour some of your own psychic life in the form of suggestion into his. This s...
-Further Consideration Of The Principles Of Psychotherapy. Part 4
In every great battle that has been fought in both ancient and modern times, brave leadership by a strong appeal made through patriotism and pride has so aroused the psychic element in soldiers in bat...
-Further Consideration Of The Principles Of Psychotherapy. Part 5
The psychical correlation of religious emotion and the sexual instincts is such that any sect that starts with extravagant sentiments of love to all men will fascinate and take hold of an easily impre...
-Further Consideration Of The Principles Of Psychotherapy. Part 6
The revelations made by scientific investigators do not take God out of the world, but render us more intimately self-conscious of his all-pervading presence. Moreover, they only add new luster to the...
-Chapter VIII. The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion
Observation has convinced me that comparatively few people at the present time fully realize the potency of the imagination - of an idea pure and simple - as a factor in the cause and cure of disease....
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 2
In one of our cosmopolitan cities an ignorant Italian was treating in his office on an average sixty patients per day by laying his hands on them, and he had kept up this practice for three years at t...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 3
This form of suggestion to the student of psychotherapy is everywhere in evidence in the practice of medicine and surgery, though often used unconsciously by those applying it. That medicine, surgery...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 4
The value of this therapeutic resource in the maintenance of a heightened degree of resistive power of the organism, and of assisting nature in combating morbid processes, is beyond question, as is de...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 5
There is no better method of gaining the confidence of some patients than by giving a drug that will produce specific results, and given with the assurance that a specified result can be expected. Her...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 6
It is usually supposed that a man can not hold up his arm for more than five or ten minutes at a time. I once took a class of ten young ladies between twenty-two and thirty years of age, and by sugges...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 7
A well-known physician related to me an experience of his in the case of a uterine fibroid - yes, a fibroid tumor of the uterus. Upon his last examination before an intended surgical operation he foun...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 8
A patient of mine upon one occasion had worked very hard taking stock in a dry goods store and became fatigued. He had not slept the two nights previous, though he had taken fifteen or twenty grains o...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 9
Upon one occasion I was called hurriedly to see a patient after several attempts had been made to secure my services. She was a neurotic woman who was reported seriously ill. I had seen that patient b...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 10
A number of times in my life has it been my unpleasant duty, yet high privilege, to have an opportunity to stand by a patient, in the face of a positively unfavorable prognosis made by those who did n...
-The Psychotherapeutic Value Of Suggestion. Part 11
Any method of getting an individual to act upon an idea or a series of ideas, be they true or false, either consciously or subconsciously, is hypnotism or suggestion. Suggestion, then, is a basil of a...
-Illustration
A physician of my acquaintance was called to see a frail little woman who was the only support of her two fatherless children. Day and night she labored with needle and thread, vainly striving to buy ...
-Chapter IX. Hypnotism Therapeutically Applied
In the consideration of any therapeutic measure, the first thought that comes to the mind of the wide-awake physician is, what is its advantage over any other method of treatment? The answer to that ...
-Suggestive Therapeutics
Memory is the result of sense impressions that previous experiences in life have left upon the brain cells. The very ideas or products of thought which are impressed upon the brain cells by suggestion...
-Insomnia. Loss Of Sleep
This is a condition that leads to general physical disease. It has innumerable causes, all of which should be considered and treated according to indications, which calls into exercise the complete re...
-Illustration 1. Syphiliphobia, Insomnia, Neurasthenia, Etc
Mr. Blank, a farmer, who had led an honorable, upright life, had by his indiscretion contracted a gonorrhea and a chancroid. The chancroid readily healed, but the gonorrhea persisted for several weeks...
-Illustration 2. Psycholepsy, Chlorosis, Anemia, Etc
This patient, a girl aged 16, had been treated by five leading physicians of her city for several years without benefit. Her case had been diagnosed as true epilepsy, but I had reason to believe that ...
-Illustration 3. Acute Migraine, Neurasthenia, Etc
Telephone girl with acute migraine, but was of neurasthenic and highly nervous temperament at best. Her physician usually began with a hypodermic of morphin sulphate 1/4 grain and atropin sulphate 1/1...
-Illustration 4. Psychoneurotic Paralysis
Mr. F. E. H., by occupation cotton buyer, aged 58. His history was that ten years before he was taken with an apoplectic seizure and was supposed to have a thrombus, as he was unconscious for several ...
-Illustration 5. Persistent Vomiting
A gentleman, aged 58 or 60, had typhoid fever for three weeks. He had vomited all food taken for fortyeight hours, and was nervous and weak, and his physician had used every available means to relieve...
-Illustration 6. Psychoneurotic Indigestion
Indigestion is always accompanied by a neurotic element, with insomnia, nervousness, etc. In numerous instances I have relieved these cases of all distressing symptoms by a single treatment. In genera...
-Illustration 7. Another Psychoneurotic Condition
A lady, aged about 42, had been in the Johns Hopkins Hospital for several months, and had also been treated in southern sanitariums. Several operations, mostly of a gynecological character, had been p...
-Illustration 8. Obstetric Anesthesia
N. E., aged 22, primipara. Called at nine o'clock in the morning and found patient with light pains and os open the size of a twenty-five-cent piece. Hypnotic state induced, and suggestion given that ...
-Illustration 9. Nocturnal Enuresis
A little factory girl, aged 16, arose at five o'clock in the morning and returned home at seven o'clock in the evening. She was about the size of an average child of 11, had been to school but two or ...
-Illustration 10. A Retroverted Uterus and its Accompanying Neuroses
Good morning; what seems to be the trouble, said I to a negro girl, aged about 30. Got de fallin' of the womb, Doctor. How do you know that is your trouble? Doctor Blank said that was what w...
-Illustration 11. Urethritis With Bloody Micturition, Insomnia, And Pain
Lillie H., aged 19, married four months, last menstruation six weeks ago. Suffered with painful urethritis, causing her to cry out when she voided her urine; passed blood from urethra or bladder when ...
-Illustration 12. Menorrhagia and Anemia Accompanying Large Fibroid Tumor of Uterus
.1 - Woman, aged 48; has large fibroid, profuse menor-rhagia for fifteen weeks, greatly emaciated, anemic, constipated and weak; pulse, 140; respiration, 60; temperature, 102 F. Passing clots as ...
-Illustration 13. A Unique Case
A patient, aged 15, with acute gonorrhea and badly swollen prepuce, had not urinated in thirty-six hours. His bladder in lower part of abdomen felt like a large cocoanut. His pain and suffering were i...
-Illustration 14. Another Unique Case
A physician said to me on one occasion, Can you hypnotize this boy so that I can catheterize him. He had acute gonorrhea, and was having a catheter used twice a day in order to relieve his full blad...
-Illustration 15. Morphin Habit
This was a patient of one of the best known physicians in the South. Her ovaries had been removed, cervix and perineum repaired, but the operative procedures had only aggravated the neurotic symptoms ...
-Illustration 16. Chronic Indigestion
A country editor, aged 34, had for several years suffered from indigestion, and in two years he had not eaten meat for supper without spending a restless night and having little sleep, followed by no ...
-Illustration 17. Subacute Sciatica
A man, aged 45, was confined to his bed with acute sciatica for several weeks, and for five or six months following had used crutches, unable to bear his weight on the affected side. His physician had...
-Illustration 18. Bronchitis, Asthma, Pneumonia, Etc
A man, aged 50, had had chronic bronchitis for fifteen years, with occasional paroxysms of asthma. He now had acute pneumonia, affecting only the lower lobe of the right lung, but had a temperature of...
-Illustration 19. Dressing A Painful Wound
A man, aged 32, had his foot infected with a gas-producing germ, which caused the leg to swell enormously. To give him the only chance to recover, the surgeon amputated the limb at a point about seven...
-Illustration 20. Hysteria, Neurasthenia With Delusions, Hallucinations, Etc
A delicate, high-strung, nervous young woman, with ambition while in college three times in excess of her physical strength. A decidedly neurotic tendency, always oversensitive and morbidly conscienti...
-Illustration 21. Suprapubic Cystotomy
The operation was decided on, the patient being a man aged about 40, who had an infection produced by a catheter being thrust through the urethra behind the bladder into the peritoneal cavity, an absc...
-Illustration 22. Operation For Adenoids
This patient was a little girl aged 10, with adenoids to be removed. She was hypnotized, and the suggestion given that when the doctor examined in her mouth and back of her throat and nose, it would o...
-Illustration 23. Suggestion In Dental Surgery
A young man, aged 24, by occupation a drug clerk, had serious valvular lesions, and cocain, or chloroform, or ether was positively forbidden by his physician. At his request I hypnotized him in the p...
-Illustration 24. Psychical Impotency
A young man had been accused by a jealous wife of worshiping a foreign goddess. This he strenuously denied. He, however, on one occasion walked past his home with the lady in question and was observed...
-Illustration 25. Insomnia Treated In A Unique Manner
Doctor, I wish you would give me something to make me sleep better at night, said the wife of a hard-working man upon whom the cares of life were pressing heavily. Why can't you sleep, Mrs. Blank?...
-Illustration 26. A Psychoneurotic Condition
A young lady, aged 22, the beautiful daughter of a prominent physician, had not been able to eat any meat, without its causing gastric disturbance, since the death of her mother two years before, and ...
-Illustration 27. Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy. A physician once stated to me frankly that he had no confidence in anything pertaining to these methods, and could not possibly become interested in a sub-ject that h...
-Illustration 28. Supraorbital Neuralgia
The case of the prominent educator mentioned in illustration 27, who had supraorbital neuralgia, was an interesting one, and is worth relating here, as it brings out some important features in connect...
-Illustration 29. Alcoholism And Its Accompanying Neuroses
Once, in one of our great American cities, a well-known physician telephoned me to learn what I could do with a case of acute alcoholism. I replied that I had good results in my private practice in su...
-Illustration 31. Pulmonary Tuberculosis
In a southern town a few years ago the thermometer suddenly dropped and the weather was uncomfortably cold. At the hotel a lady from a different state, in a well-advanced stage of pulmonary tuberculos...
-Chapter X. Rational Therapeutics In Every-Day Practice
The Rationale Of Psychotherapy The foundation of rational therapeutics is in pathology, etiology, and diagnosis. We must get at the cause of a malady before we can give the patient intelligent treatm...
-Rational Therapeutics In Every-Day Practice. Part 2
Here is a physician occupying the chair of Principles and Practice of Medicine in one of our medical universities. He says to me: Munro, you are on the right track. You are teaching what we all must ...
-Rational Therapeutics In Every-Day Practice. Part 3
Illustration 6 Female, aged 42; married; no children; height, 5 feet 6 1/2 inches; weight 87 1/2 pounds. Menstruation had ceased ten years ago. Was neurasthenic, psychasthenic, and extremely desponde...
-Rational Therapeutics In Every-Day Practice. Part 4
Illustration 10 Male, aged 50; height, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; weight, 140 pounds; by occupation a physician. This person was a brother of the patient described in case 9, who came from a distant state ...
-Chapter XI. Some Other Practical Points
Unquestionably the fine art in applying suggestive therapeutics lies in the employment of suggestion without an effort to induce a sleeplike condition. Yet, if the individual can be induced to act upo...
-Some Other Practical Points. Continued
I accepted that as evidence of a splendid result of the treatment, but advised her to reduce the dose one-half, drink more water, and take more exercise in open air and sunshine, assuring her that the...
-Chapter XII. Suggestion As An Adjunct In The Administration Of Anesthetics
In my association with the physicians in the capacity before, mentioned I have been interested in all phases of surgical work, and have witnessed operations in many leading hospitals by some of the fo...
-Suggestion As An Adjunct In The Administration Of Anesthetics. Part 2
Whatever else might be said in regard to the physiological action of chloroform and ether, they undoubtedly act by arresting the activity of the nervous centers concerned in sensation. Given in excess...
-Suggestion As An Adjunct In The Administration Of Anesthetics. Part 3
Observation has convinced me that the amount of the anesthetic employed in a given operation by different anesthetists varies considerably, and that the time required to anesthetize a patient varies e...
-Suggestion As An Adjunct In The Administration Of Anesthetics. Part 4
But the significance of the employment of suggestion as an adjunct to the administration of anesthetics goes far beyond the danger to the patient directly and immediately during the course of the oper...
-Suggestion As An Adjunct In The Administration Of Anesthetics. Part 5
Our profession has had either no instruction in regard to the employment of the more efficacious application of suggestion, or it has been wrongly taught. To every one of such doubting individuals I ...
-Chapter XIII. Psychotherapy In Relation To The Expectant Mother
It is generally conceded that the disorders that complicate the state of gestation are purely functional in character, but it is important to bear in mind that a functional disorder (so-called) always...
-Chapter XIV. The Psychologic Factor In Obstetrics
It was once my pleasure to be present at a medical society meeting at which, from a psychological point of view, the discussions of a most highly interesting and instructive paper on the use of Force...
-Technic Of Application
Labor is well established, the os is dilated to the size of a fifty-cent piece, more or less, and the contractions and general condition indicate that there is to be no cessation of symptoms until you...
-Chapter XV. The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct
The importance of a more intelligent effort on the part of the medical profession directed toward the guidance of the sexual instinct has assumed such a prominent relation to the successful employment...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 2
Here is a young man who applies for the treatment of gonorrhea one month after his marriage, stating that his wife had been contaminated by the infection. He thought he had been cured, and begs that...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 3
Religious excitement encourages masturbation in both boys and girls. To excite the nervous system in one way encourages abnormal excitability in another. A young woman whose parents were religious ent...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 4
The world's strongest, greatest, most useful men and women are those who are born with strong natural desires, but they are not libertines. As a rule, they are virtuous, because they have learned how ...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 5
Hut before outlining practical ideas that should be disseminated as a means of prevention of the woeful blunders which those who are ignorant of the laws of sexual life, or from lack of knowledge in s...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 6
Heredity plays an all-important part in the mode of manifestation of the sexual instincts; so much so, that a single fertilized cell contains all the psychic and physical qualities, dispositions, trai...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 7
The sexual instinct is a phenomenon that has both its physiological and psychological manifestations. In no phase of human conduct do we see the influence of personality upon personality so markedly e...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 8
Many marriages too early in life are entered into under the influence of emotion, or the stimulus of animal passion, which is mistaken for love. Psychic qualifications do not enter into such relations...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 9
Conscience, that secret monitor which decides the righteousness or sinfulness of our actions, is the result of education, and has a tremendous influence upon the guidance of the sexual instinct. Most ...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 10
The pursuit of happiness is the incentive to the acts of all human beings as well as the motive of conduct of the lower forms of life, and children should have the education that the human animal need...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 11
The world has not yet adequately realized the importance of the recognition, use, and guidance of the natural virility of the human being. To use it right, we need a degree of intelligence to which th...
-The Guidance Op The Sexual Instinct. Part 12
The old conception of this life as a vale of tears, that must be endured until we are transported to a locality of everlasting happiness, must be replaced by one in which life is regarded as our oppor...
-Chapter XVI. Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses
America's ablest neurologists and psychiatrists now boldly assert that the greatest triumph of neurology is its successful employment of measures aimed to modify the mental mechanism underlying the sy...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 2
This method of intimidation, or of forcing a suggestion upon the undeveloped personality, is the method of the stage hypnotist, and is the method employed by Freud to extort from the subconsciousness ...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 3
In deference to Freud's methods, I must repeat again, the reader can never fairly appreciate the value of his contributions to the evolution of psychotherapy, particularly his psychology as applied to...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 4
On the other hand, the cases reported by Freud were patients whose lot in life had been without the physical strain and stress of the individuals constituting 95 percent of our American citizenship. H...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 5
Freud has conclusively demonstrated that it is the emotional life which furnishes the dynamic energy which guides and controls the actions of both normal and abnormal persons. Every case of hysteria i...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 6
The embarrassing psychic conflict characteristic of neurotic patients is frequently exhibited. Freud considers it an attempt of the ego to defend itself from painful memories, but it does not necessar...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 7
At least the cases I have reported in the foregoing pages will show a broader application of psychotherapy - embracing the various methods of psychotherapeutic technic, including psychoanalysis, physi...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 8
The association method of Professor Carl G. Jung, of Zurich, which I will describe presently, has demonstrated beyond question that the writer has a pronounced psychological sore spot. In other word...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 9
One illustration will suffice: The patient was a young man of thirty years of age, having a wife and five children. He came to me to be treated for impotency, and no-pathological cause, from a physica...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 10
Dream analysis promises to be of some value as a psychoanalytic method of dealing directly with the subconscious processes, as the investigations of Prince, Sidis, Freud, and others have conclusively ...
-Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of The Psychoneuroses. Part 11
The discovery of this submerged functionating complex, with all the painful sensations that it had so faithfully conserved, enabled me to effect a cure of the resulting symptoms. Friedlander, in quot...
-Chapter XVII. Training The Subconscious Self
A Rational Basis For Autosuggestion Every sense impression, or perception, or idea that has come within our individual experience through education or environment has left its impress upon the brain ...
-Training The Subconscious Self. Continued
As choosers, then, the privilege is ours to be open and receptive to whatsoever is good, true, and useful in the realms of thought - as expressed in the literature of poetry, fiction, philosophy, reli...
-Chapter XVIII. Correct Diagnosis A Safeguard Against Blunders
It goes without saying that a good clinician has a wonderful advantage over the individual who has not had sufficient training and the necessary experience to interpret the symptoms of a disease, and ...
-Correct Diagnosis A Safeguard Against Blunders. Continued
Yet, physicians are far from infallible. All their patients do not get well, neither does absolute knowledge upon any subject exist, while every conception, or theory, or viewpoint represents some rel...
-Chapter XIX. Philosophy And Religion - Their Relation To Health
From a psychological standpoint all religious services of all denominations are especially interesting. If we attend them to learn, we usually find our lesson between the lines. The psychic effect of...
-Philosophy And Religion - Their Relation To Health. Continued
Children, as well as men and women, who are not sufficiently educated to think for themselves upon these questions are, when the emotions are stirred, suggestible in the highest degree, and any method...
-Chapter XX. Conservation Of Energy
Education And Control Of The Emotions - Breathing, Relaxation, Dietetics, Etc More power, strength, and ability is a radical craving of the human being. Such cravings are as instinctive as the desire...
-Conservation Of Energy. Continued
He took my advice kindly, and two weeks afterward informed me that he felt like a new man. He had been so completely occupied in getting individuals to save their souls, that he had forgotten the pr...
-Chapter XXI. Roughing It As A Means Of Health
Disease is a condition where the cells of a part or of the entire organism do not properly perform their function. At any rate, it denotes an absence of health. These are only relative terms, for what...
-Chapter XXII. Personality As A Factor In Therapeutics
The personality of a physician is an important asset in the makeup of his professional equipment. The achievement of personality is the goal sought by every one beginning the study of medicine, and e...
-Personality As A Factor In Therapeutics. Continued
It is a recognized psychological law that we become like those whom we habitually admire. Thus we become a part of all with whom we have associated during our existence. In all of our experience with ...
-Chapter XXIII. The Abuse Of Personality
In order to make myself understood, I will give you an illustration of how personality is abused in the practice of medicine, and the picture here presented is an apt illustration of the conduct of ma...
-Chapter XXIV. Environment - Its Influence In Therapeutics
Only the practical aspects of this subject remain to be considered. A physician in general practice must not only treat his patient, but be in absolute control of the environing influence brought to b...
-Chapter XXV. The Brutality Of Frankness
Honesty Imperative A physician who fully appreciates the influence exerted by suggestion upon the mind, and the influence exerted by the mind over the physiological processes of the body, will habitu...
-The Brutality Of Frankness. Continued
His mother, as was her custom, at bedtime began to have him recite his infant's prayer, and after her the child repeated: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I should - ...
-Chapter XXVI. Moral Stamina - A Therapeutic Power
As we learn to discriminate between people of other classes presumably of like character and qualities, so do we also with physicians. There are among medical men some who, in the true sense of the wo...
-Moral Stamina - A Therapeutic Power. Continued
Too many physicians are nothing more than slaves to their own desires. They see in their patient's illness a chance to make money. They feel that they have done their duty when they have prescribed fo...
-Chapter XXVII. Suggestion In Education
The prime purpose of education is to equip the individual to make the struggle for existence. More than ever before do we now realize that this necessitates the development of the body as well as the ...
-Suggestion In Education. Continued
In a few moments the mother looked up again, and her little son had piled around his sister all the toys he could find. He sat upon the floor, looking first at his sister and then at his mother, tryin...
-Chapter XXVIII. Self-Mastery As A Fine Art
Man exists . . . not for what he can accomplish, but for what can be accomplished of him. - Gothe. By suggestion we can add a dynamic quality to the mental equipment of an individual who is recepti...







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