The use of music as a hypnotic suggestion
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Am J Clin Hypn. 1993 Oct;36(2):83-90.
The use of music as a hypnotic suggestion.
Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
We have known of the interaction between music and mood for many years. In this paper, I present a series of case vignettes to illustrate a method using music to affect mood. In hypnosis, I suggested that subjects imagine hearing a piece of music appropriate to a desired emotion, rather like a sound track for a movie. I suggested that the patients vividly recall this music and the accompanying feelings outside of trance when it would be desirable to help them to change their behavior by influencing their emotional state. In this way, music can be used to shape emotion.