Originally published in 1963, this definitive textbook, written by pioneering Professor William S. Kroger’s, defined and shaped the field of hypnosis for over 20 years after its publication, and remains an authoritative text in its field to this day. Together with his seminars presented in association with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Professor Kroger’s textbook changed the perception of hypnosis from being a novelty to a legitimate and respected medical option, and solidified his reputation as a leader in the field.
This brief Primer, assembled by top recognized hypnosis authorities, briefly presents the basic concepts of modern medical hypnosis and encourages mental health care practitioners to learn how to use hypnosis as an adjunct to standard medical care. It also lays the groundwork for the teaching and practice of hypnosis as part of the required syllabus for every medical and nursing school as well as graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology. Medical Hypnosis Primer goes far in advancing the medical and factual aspects of this still greatly misunderstood field, and is of great value to practitioners, teachers, and students.
Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues
Author: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
A unique, state-of-the art, interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis in psychology and medicine 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. Key Features: Presents state-of-the art hypnosis research and applications for a wide range of psychological and medical disorders Encompasses information on 70 disorders with relevant research, intervention techniques, and case examples Authored by an international cadre of experts Provides an interdisciplinary perspective of both the mental health and medical communities Addresses certification, ethics, and other professional issues
Covering theory and practice, The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis is an up–to–date, authoritative resource to support health professionals in their use of hypnosis in clinical settings. Provides an authoritative reference for practitioners and trainees on the diverse applications of hypnosis, published under the auspices of the British Society for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) Combines a theoretical framework with material on a wide range of specific disorders including anxiety, stress phobias, eczema, oncology, eating disorders and infertility Shows how to adjust hypnotic techniques for different contexts e.g. when working with children, in emergencies and via a translator Features a variety of case studies that illustrate hypnosis techniques in action
Clinical Hypnosis has proved successful in a variety of clinical situations. This handbook, with its practical approach, covers both the scientific and clinical aspects of hypnosis providing information on a range of available psychological and physical treatments. * Explains how to learn and apply hypnosis in clinical situations * World renowned editors * Comprehensive coverage of relevant issues This title will be invaluable to practising psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, medical hypnotists and mental health care workers.
Clinical hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help patients access positive states, reduce stress levels and embrace change. It can also enhance patient evaluation, diagnostic skills, and general communication, and provide stress management, goal setting and relaxation techniques for health professionals themselves. This book gives an overview of clinical hypnosis and its applications in medical settings, including self-hypnosis and inducing hypnosis in others. It explores the framework of a session, creating a unique therapeutic protocol using specific language patterns. It also examines the current and historical context of clinical hypnosis and its application, and provides a glossary of terms and useful contacts and websites. Accompanying audio material is also accessible online. Clinical Hypnosis Textbook can be used as an introduction for all health professionals, or to enhance session construction for experienced medical hypnosis practitioners.
Narratives and Discourse for a New Health Care Paradigm
Author: Laurence Sugarman
This book is a scientifically current, integrative, and practical guide for understanding clinical hypnosis and its place within a new health care paradigm. Blending four original short stories with a treatise, it alternates narrative prose with health science discourse to create a framework for embracing systemic emotional and relational elements that lie beyond diagnosis, medication, surgery, and psychotherapy. Following the stories of four characters, the authors establish an empirically-grounded conceptualization of the mind, then demonstrate how practical applications of therapeutic hypnosis can help readers use individual and family resources in health and healing. Clinicians will learn to improve their care by embracing emotional, relational, and narrative elements that powerfully affect health beyond diagnosis, medication, surgery, and psychotherapy. Further, health care educators and policy makers will find inspiration that enriches professional training.
Michael Yapko’s seminal 1992 book, Hypnosis and the Treatment of Depressions, was the first book ever written on the subject of applying hypnosis in the treatment of depressed individuals. Since its publication, Yapko’s work has not only withstood the test of colleagues previously dismissive of the merits of hypnosis as a tool of treatment, but has thrived in the face of it. Hypnosis and Treating Depression diversifies the range of topics to consider and increases the number of knowledgeable contributors on the subject of treating depression with hypnosis. The book features chapter contributions by highly experienced and well-known experts on using hypnosis to treat specific forms of depression, with assessment and intervention strategies as well as sample transcripts of the use of hypnosis in therapy sessions. It discusses both broad and targeted applications of hypnosis in treatment, the treatment of depression with hypnosis in special populations, as well as special considerations regarding hypnotic treatment. As a practical guidebook for clinicians looking to add to their treatment protocols, Hypnosis and Treating Depression: Applications in Clinical Practice provides an updated and comprehensive volume on therapeutic uses of hypnosis in the treatment of depression.
Hypnoanesthesia, Pain Control, and Improved Health
Author: Dr. Gisella Zukausky DCH BS CHt CtHA
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is for professionals in the Medical field, but also anyone interested in improved health and pain relief for themselves or family. It has scripts to hypnotize others as well as oneself to the depth of Anesthesia for medical procedures, surgery or dental work. This is especially helpful if anyone is allergic or has a bad reaction to chemical Anesthesia. It includes Painless Childbirth. It shortens labor and is less traumatic for the newborn and mother. How to focus the mind with Imagery to eliminate pain or greatly reduce it. This can be done in about one minute. It also teaches Imagery and Auto-Suggestions to improve health and react to the Doctor’s treatment rapidly. This technique has helped serious cases like cancer patients to have less pain or even eliminate it to give them relief. This can also get total healing. These are only some of the many techniques taught in this book.