Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC

The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC, is located at 675 Route 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ 08050,
Telephone (609)709-2043 and (609) 494-0009.

Driving directions: Take Mill Creek Road South, just off Route 72 E After about 400 feet, turn right into the office complex of Mill Creek Commons.Then, immedately turn right again and go past the Lyceum II Gym. Continue on to the Prudential Zack Building,which will be the only building on your right. We are the last office at the end.

We accept Medicare and most other major insurance.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Is a hypnotic Induction Really Necessary?

You don't need a hypnotic induction if you can find a way to compound the convictions that lead to the acceptance of your suggestions without first having to suggest or imply that a person's conscious processes are beginning to function differently, which is the one thing that all inductions have in common.

In Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, after Caesar's previous supporters had murdered him in the fear that his power would become absolute, the populace was initially inclined to support the murderers. The funeral oration was delivered by Marc Antony, one of Caesar's few remaining supporters. In the space of a few minutes, he had converted those in attendance into a howling mob bent on vengeance: "About! Slay! Burn! Let not a traitor live!"

Of course, Shakespeare did not have a certificate in hypnosis. He understood very well, however, how to compound conviction, and so he did not need it!