The historical evolution of hypnosis reveals a common link with many other psychotherapies - a gradual transformation involving a reduction of suggestive intervention in favour of a more natural process that respects the individual's human qualities and restores the strength of their resources. The hypnosis of the past, which for countless centuries was based primarily upon mystical concepts and the power of suggestion, authority and charisma, was artificially constructed and essentially supernatural. Thanks largely to the work of Milton Erickson, today's "New Hypnosis" tends to manifest itself as a widespread natural condition. Simple observation is not always capable of distinguishing this condition from the waking state, which can arise spontaneously and repeatedly. This innovative and naturalistic 'Ericksonian' concept has been reinforced by the recent development of neuro-imaging methods which allow for detailed investigation of the role of hypnosis in the working brain and in neuro-science in general. The scientific journal Ipnosi aims to provide an ideal forum for psychotherapists, researchers, doctors, psychiatrists, scholars in general, and anyone interested in hypnosis and its various applications in an international setting characterised by deep and continuous change.
Direttore responsabile: Camillo Loriedo
Direttore scientifico: Giuseppe De Benedittis
Direttore editoriale: Mario Marazzi
Capo redattore: Claudio Mammini (email@example.com )
Section editors: Renzo Balugani, Antonella Ciaramella, Matteo Paganelli, Anna Guerrera, Antonio Piro, Flavio Di Leone, Claudio Mammini.
Comitato di redazione: Camillo Valerio, Consuelo Casula, Luca Carcassi, Emanuele Mazzone, Gabriela Rivellino, Federica Tagliati, Flavio Di Leone, Maria Riccio.
Comitato scientifico nazionale: Giuseppe De Benedittis, Antonella Bianchi, Giuseppe Ducci, Michele Modenese, Fabio Carnevale, Consuelo Casula, Vilfredo De Pascalis, Brigitte Stubner, Wilma Trasarti Sponti, Rolando Weilbacher.
Comitato scientifico internazionale: Eva I. Bànyai (Budapest, Hungary); Danie Beaulieu (Lac-Beauport, Canada); Peter P. Bloom (Philadelphia, USA); Susanna Carolusson (Stockolm, Sweden); Guillem Feixas (Barcelona, Spain); Jeffrey E. Lazarus (Menlo Park, USA); John D. Lentz (Sheperdswille, USA); Julie Linden (Philadelphia, USA); Matthias Mende (Salzburg, Austria); Ali Esref Muezzinoglu Istanbul, Turkey); Teresa Robles (Mexico City, Mexico); Susy Signer-Fischer (Basel, Switzerland); Bernhard Trenkle (Rottweil, Germany); Katalin Varga (Budapest, Hungary); Claude Virot (Rennes, France); Michael Yapko (San Diego, USA); Jeffrey K. Zeig (Phoenix, USA).
The Journal uses a double-blind peer review process. Reviewers are chosen for their expertise. The article will be sent anonymously to reviewers to avoid possible influences due to the name of the author. The editors may decide not to submit the article to any referee in the case it is judged as not relevant, not rigorous or not meeting appropriate scientific standards. Reviewers' evaluations will be sent to the author also in case of negative response.