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Winner of the Best Book in Hypnosis presented by Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
A unique, state-of-the art, interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis in psychology and medicine
"I have adopted it as the primary text for my upcoming course. It is extremely comprehensive, and has the latest research and information on hypnosis. The authors who have contributed to the book are the best in the field, and this book is a goldmine of information on hypnosis. It far exceeded my expectations, and I am sure that my students will greatly benefit from it." - Rita Sherr, Founding Director of The New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis
This is the only up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis research and applications in psychology and medicine. Authoredby hypnosis experts worldwide, it encompasses state-of-the-art scholarship and techniques for hypnotic treatments along with hypnosis transcripts and caseexamples for all major psychological disorders and medical conditions. In easily understandable language, this desk reference addresses theories,neurophysiology of hypnosis, hypnotherapy screening, measurement of hypnotizability, professional issues, and ethics. Individual chapters present hypnoticinductions to treat 70 disorders including anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems, phobias, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal hotflashes, Parkinson's disease, palliative care, tinnitus, addictions, and a multitude other common complaints.
The guide also examines the history and foundations of hypnosis, myths and misconceptions, patient screening, dealing with resistance, and precautions tothe use of hypnosis. It examines a variety of hypnotherapy systems ranging from hypnotic relaxation therapy to hypnoanalysis. With each application thetext includes relevant research, specific induction techniques, and an illustrative case example. Additionally the resource covers professional issues,certification, hypnosis in the hospital, and placebo effects.