Hypnosis and Winnicott's transitional phase

Adiel Doron*, Shlomo Mendlovic

*Corresponding author for this work

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Winnicott's transitional phase stands for the space where inner and outer realities are being connected and separated. It is through this unique phase that individuals progress from infantile autism to socialization. We suggest that hypnosis represents regression into the transitional phase. This may be of importance in designing therapy schemes that combine hypnosis and psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalContemporary Hypnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


  • Hypnosis
  • Psychotherapy, regression
  • Transitional phase
  • Winnicott


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