The Carleton Skills Training Package for modifying hypnotic susceptibility--a replication and extension: a brief communication

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 1993 Jan;41(1):6-14. doi: 10.1080/00207149308414534.


This study employed the Carleton Skills Training Package (CSTP) to attempt to enhance both objective and subjective components of hypnotic susceptibility. In addition, changes in susceptibility were compared for subjects administered a standard hypnotic induction procedure and for subjects given brief "place yourself in hypnosis" instructions. Results indicated that subjects who were administered the CSTP exhibited significant gains in both objective and subjective susceptibility scores that were maintained at two separate posttests with different scales. No differences were observed between the groups administered the standard induction and those administered the self-induction instructions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis*
  • Imagination*
  • Male
  • Personality Assessment
  • Practice, Psychological*
  • Relaxation Therapy