The main physiological and induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) aJ:e outlined as well as methods of induction. The phenomenology of ASCs is described and related to psychopathology. A short commentary is given aboutASCs used in some ethnopsychotherapies. Psychotherapies of Western origin using ASCs, especially hypnosis, Holotropic BJ:eathwork, and Personalized Experiential Restructuralization Therapy (Past-Life/Regression Therapy) are outlined and discussed.
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