Dealing, in clinical practice, with easily hypnotizable subjects is very useful, given the abundant use of hypnosis in various area of health care. This paper try to understand if and how is possible to increase the hypnotic susceptibility through a program called Carleton Skill Training Program (CSTP), a program oriented to low hypnotic susceptibility subjects. It investigates the theory underlying the program in order to further explicate the purposes and essential steps that make it up. Finally we debate the fundamental components of the CSTP as well as have been identified by several scholars who have studied it in order to understand the reason for his evident success.
Keywords: Hypnosis, hypnotic susceptibility, Carleton Skills Training (CSTP), Expectancies, Sociocognitive theory