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Hi I have a speech outline about hypnosis in adjunct to anesthesia, I have to include Transitions, internal previews, internal summaries and sign-p

TOPIC: HYPNOSIS

SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform my audience about the major uses of hypnosis.

THESIS: The major uses of hypnosis are to control pain in surgery, to help people stop smoking and to help students improve their academic performance. 

  1. Hypnosis is used in surgery as an adjunct to chemical anesthesia.
    1. Hypnosis reduces both the physical and psychological aspects of pain.
      1. Hypnosis can double a person's pain threshold.
      2. It also reduces the fear that intensifies physical pain.
    2. Hypnosis is most useful in cases when the patient is known to have problems with general anesthesia.
      1. Quotation from Dr. Harold Wain of the Mayo Clinic.
      2. Story of Linda Kuay.
      3. Statistics from Psychology Today.

In addition to the use of hypnosis in surgery as an adjunct to chemical anesthesia and the most useful cases when the patient is known to have problems with general anesthesia. I will now discuss the use of hypnosis to help people stop smoking. 

  1. Hypnosis is used to help people stop smoking.
    1. Many therapists utilize hypnosis to help people break their addiction to cigarettes.
      1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers hypnosis a safe and effective means of stopping smoking.
      2. Success rates are as high as 70 percent.
        1. Story of Alex Hamilton.
        2. Quotation from New York psychiatrist Dr. Herbert Spiegel.
    2. Hypnosis does not work for all smokers.
      1. A person must want to stop smoking for hypnosis to work.
      2. A person must also be responsive to hypnotic suggestion.
  2. Hypnosis is used to help students improve their academic performance.
    1. Hypnosis enables people to use their minds more effectively.
      1. The conscious mind utilizes about 10 percent of a person's mental ability.
      2. Hypnosis allows people to tap more of their mental power.
    2. Studies show that hypnosis can help people overcome many obstacles to academic success.
      1. It improves ability to concentrate.
      2. It increases reading speed.
      3. It reduces test anxiety.
ost in the speech. This is what I have done so far. can you help me

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