This is a video of a hour and a half public talk I gave in 2012 in the UNC-CH School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series. It’s also available through “For Professionals”, in the top Home Page navigation bar — you might find some other interesting/useful items there as well. I think Power Point presentations are not well suited to complex, experiential material, so it’s organized analogically, rather than digitally.Â Â I wandered through my fifty years since beginning grad school in clinical psychology at UNC-CH, intending to “be hypnotic”, rather than to “do hypnosis”. Â My spies in the audience reported frustration at first in the grad students sitting near them who expected Power Point slides, followed by a striking shift into focused attention and laptop note-taking.
About halfway through the talk I offered a group induction for anyone who wanted to explore their own hypnotic experience, followed by Questions and Answers. Though a rather large group, I was pleased with audience participation and responsiveness, and I welcome your comments on my valedictory address.