Essentials of Hypnosis / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876307618
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Series: Basic Principles into Practice Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,491,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Perspectives 3
2 Broadening Perspectives 7
3 The Origins of Myth 12
4 Responding to Misconceptions 15
5 Hypnosis, Theoretically Speaking 24
6 Contexts of Hypnosis 31
7 Human Suggestibility 38
8 Mind Matters 44
9 Susceptibility to Hypnosis 49
10 The Experience of Hypnosis 57
11 Conditions for Doing Hypnosis 64
12 Structuring Suggestions 69
13 Patterns of Hypnotic Communication 83
14 Suggestibility Tests 90
15 Inducing the Formal Hypnotic State 94
16 Naturalistic Hypnotic Inductions 100
17 Hypnotic Phenomena and Their Inductions 107
18 Self-Hypnosis and the Self of the Therapist 123
19 Therapeutic Utilization of the Hypnotic State 127
20 Hypnosis in the Treatment of Common Disorders 135
21 A Sample Trance-script: Building Boundaries 144
22 Memory, Suggestibility, and the Repressed Memory Controversy 152
23 Resisting Resistance 160
24 Hypnotic Hazards and Ethical Guidelines 165
25 Going Deeper into Hypnosis 172
Name Index 175
Subject Index 181
About the Author 185
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