Author Hays, Johanna T.
Title Healing the wounded feeling function| Through the Handless Maiden, the Fisher King, and clinical hypnosis
URL http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#viewpdf?dispub=1481571
Publication Date 2010
University/Publisher Pacifica Graduate Institute
Abstract The imaginal characters of the Fisher King and the Handless Maiden (Johnson, 1993) resonate deeply with those who have suffered developmental wounds and as adults, experience a wounded feeling function. These two tales are analyzed throughout this qualitative thesis incorporating heuristic and case study methodologies, and utilizing hypnotherapy techniques. Fairy tales and myths resonate at a deep and unconscious level because they become a metaphoric mirror in which the self seeks authenticity. They tell a collective story that crosses over cultures and eras, and connects individuals to a comforting larger legend. Hypnosis allows reframing through access of the subconscious. When used in conjunction with psychotherapy, hypnosis acts as an amplifier and accelerator of the therapeutic experience. This multi-modal therapeutic approach allows a healing, which creates a multi-dimensional range of experience, providing individuals with new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Subjects/Keywords Psychology, Counseling|Psychology, Developmental|Psychology, Clinical
Language en
Record ID oai:pqdtoai.proquest.com:1481571
Repository pq-open
Date Retrieved 2013-05-01
Date Indexed 2013-07-06
AuthorExact Hays, Johanna T.