Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Hypnosis has become a staple in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, smoking cessation, anxiety, pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. In this text geared toward practitioners and students, Lynn and Kirsch analyze the results so far and examine such topics as the early history of hypnosis, contemporary theories and research, the basics if clinical hypnosis, inductions and suggestions, techniques for catalyzing empirically supported treatments, and applications to various conditions, including for behavioral medicine and dentistry. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a useful and comprehensive introductory book on the clinical applications of hypnosis. Written and edited by two clinician-researchers, it is required reading for clinicians who want to add an important treatment to their therapeutic armamentarium. The book is a welcome addition to the field.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is " bring our enthusiasm for integrating hypnosis with empirically supported methods to a wide readership and to move hypnosis securely into the mainstream of established clinical practice." Indeed, the editors have produced a valuable and informative guide for the practitioner.
Audience: The intended audience includes both novices to hypnosis and advanced practitioners.
Features: The book covers definitions and history, theories, getting started, techniques, smoking cessation, eating disorders and obesity, depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain management, behavioral medicine, and dentistry. The references are informative and timely. The indexes are useful as well.l.
Assessment: This is an educational and enlightening introductory textbook of hypnosis. Even advanced practitioners would benefit from reading this exceptional book.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction : definitions and early history 3
Ch. 2 Contemporary theories and research 17
Ch. 3 The basics of clinical hypnosis : getting started 31
Ch. 4 Hypnotic inductions and suggestions 53
Ch. 5 Techniques for catalyzing empirically supported treatments 67
Ch. 6 Smoking cessation 79
Ch. 7 Eating disorder and obesity 99
Ch. 8 Depressino 121
Ch. 9 Anxiety disorders 135
Ch. 10 Posttraumatic stress disorder 159
Ch. 11 Pain management, behavioral medicine, and dentistry 175
Ch. 12 Questions and controversies 197
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