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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The author states that the beliefs about trances are:
2. The woman was told to use what kind of treatment for her problem?
3. What animal is discussed in this section?
4. Another way in which a patient may be treated for a particularly difficult problem is by using the tool of:
5. Which of the following is not mentioned as something people might go into a state over/during:
Short Essay Questions
1. Is it possible to recover from a set of forgotten skills? What example is used?
2. Erickson talks about forgotten skills. What does the doctor mean about forgotten skills? What was the example used?
3. Erickson often received criticism for his methods of practice. Who gave out the criticism and what was the main complaint?
4. What does it mean to be in a trance? What kind of person or activity is most likely to experience the state?
5. What is Erickson's primary method of treatment? What tool is used to treat the patient? What is the purpose?
6. What was Arthur's explanation for his preparedness when it came to taking the professor's test?
7. How did Arthur and the professor handle the situation?
8. What kind of information is given to the reader through the use of discussion regarding Erickson's techniques?
9. What is mentioned as being a way for a patient to block success in treatment? What is one way in which the problem can be solved?
10. What was Arthur's offer to the professor and the dean? What was the result?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Personal power is an often discussed topic but not one that is always addressed in therapy. What is personal power? How is it achieved? Why is it important? What are Erickson's views on the subject? Write a 1000 word essay on personal power and what it means to you. Include how you incorporate - or should incorporate - it into your daily life. What differences would it make?
Essay Topic 2
Performance anxiety and athletic improvement are common issues in which Erickson's techniques can be highly beneficial. A prime example is the athlete who went on to win gold medals at the Olympics. Using that story as a reference, write about a famous athlete who decided to undergo a similar type of hypnotherapy in order to improve his/her performance. Did it work? How long did it take? Did drugs play any part in the therapy? If so, do you think the same results could have been achieved without drugs? What other kinds of life changes were involved? Were the results temporary or permanent?
Essay Topic 3
The author states that values and self-discipline are not things that are easily learned. Compare and contrast the two as they are referenced in the text. Which is more important? Are they related? Can one work without the other? If so, how? If not, why? In what areas would these items best be used? Is there a difference between values and morals? Is there a difference between self-control and self-discipline? Is there a difference between self-discipline and willpower? Explain.
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