Essentials of Hypnosis / Edition 1

Essentials of Hypnosis / Edition 1

by Michael D. Yapko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876307616

ISBN-13: 9780876307618

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Exceedingly clear, concise, and comprehensive, this volume sets forth the essential fundamentals of both the practice and theoretical underpinnings of clinical hypnosis. It will acquaint readers with a field that is dynamic, diverse, and constantly evolving, and one that offers superb therapeutic tools widely applicable in many clinical contexts. The book is

Overview

Exceedingly clear, concise, and comprehensive, this volume sets forth the essential fundamentals of both the practice and theoretical underpinnings of clinical hypnosis. It will acquaint readers with a field that is dynamic, diverse, and constantly evolving, and one that offers superb therapeutic tools widely applicable in many clinical contexts. The book is designed as a basic text for graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical hypnosis as well as an information-packed refresher for practicing mental health professionals who wish to explore this provocative discipline. A valuable feature of the book is the comprehensive reference section at the end of each chapter for readers whose interest has been piqued for further exploration. Among the topics Essentials of Hypnosis addresses are: Myths and misconceptions, Prominent paradigms of hypnosis, Varied applications, Human suggestibility, and how to perform tests, How the mind processes hypnotic communication, Susceptibility, Psychological and physical characteristics of the hypnotic state, Environmental and physical variables, Patterns of hypnotic communication, Techniques for traditional and naturalistic inductions, Classical hypnotic phenomena and their inductions Self-hypnosis, Therapeutic utilization of the hypnotic trance-script, Clinical implications of memory, Suggestibility and repressed memory controversy, Overcoming resistance, Pitfalls to avoid, Ethical guidelines. Throughout Essentials of Hypnosis emphasizes the use of hypnotic processes as agents of effective communication and change. Lucid and thought provoking, it offers an integral prelude to the fascinating principles and practice of clinical hypnosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876307618
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Basic Principles into Practice Series, #4
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: Developing Your Perspective About Hypnosis 1. Discovering Hypnosis and Why Its Value Keeps Growing 2. Hypnosis Can Be Used in Many Different Contexts 3. The Myths about Hypnosis and Why Common Sense Matters 4. Models of Hypnosis: How You Think About Hypnosis Determines How You’ll Use It 5. The Brain, the Mind, and the Body in Hypnosis 6. The Gift of Being Responsive to Hypnosis 7. The Changes in Your Experience During Hypnosis 8. Conditions for Conducting Hypnosis Sessions SECTION TWO: Putting Hypnosis to Work 9. Structuring Suggestions 10. Helpful Hints for Constructing Hypnosis Sessions 11. Strategies of Hypnotic Induction and Deepening 12. Hypnotic Phenomena: Eliciting and Utilizing Hypnotic Resources 13. Designing and Delivering Goal-Oriented Hypnotic Interventions 14. Hypnotic Patterns Commonly Employed in Treating Common Problems 15. Sample Hypnosis Session Transcripts for Common Problems 16. Clinical Hypnosis and Managing Pain 17. Utilizing Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents 18. Re-thinking "Resistance" to Hypnosis, Potential Hypnotic Hazards and Ethical Guidelines

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