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A Guide to Trance Land: A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis
     

A Guide to Trance Land: A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis

by Bill O'Hanlon
 

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A friendly and brief guide to the essentials of hypnosis.
Popular author Bill O’Hanlon offers an inviting and reassuring guide to the essentials of hypnosis, alleviating the newcomer’s anxieties about how to make the most of this clinical tool. This brief book illustrates the benefits of solution-oriented hypnosis, which draws on the work of the

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A friendly and brief guide to the essentials of hypnosis.
Popular author Bill O’Hanlon offers an inviting and reassuring guide to the essentials of hypnosis, alleviating the newcomer’s anxieties about how to make the most of this clinical tool. This brief book illustrates the benefits of solution-oriented hypnosis, which draws on the work of the pioneering therapist Milton Erickson (with whom O’Hanlon studied) and emphasizes doing what is needed to get results—which, more often than not, means trusting that the client holds within him- or herself answers or knowledge that need only be tapped or released by the therapist. O’Hanlon covers the key aspects of hypnosis, including: using possibility words and phrases; using passive language; and inducing trance. O’Hanlon offers practical tips and friendly encouragement for the novice hypnotherapist—in his characteristic warm, reassuring, and humorous style.

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Bookwatch
“From emphasizing through voice volume to creating rhythm in altered states, A Guide to Trance Land is a fine addition to any health library.”
DianaPageJordan.com
“[C]harming, instructive book, easy to consume.”
Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
“Bill O’Hanlon has done it again….This short book is filled with useful information about trances and is written in an easy to understand and practical manner. I have already recommended this book to my students. I can easily recommend it to you as well...O’Hanlon’s books are always filled with precious clinical nuggets.”
Tim Brunson
“I highly recommend this to the serious clinician...This volume is probably the most concise opportunity for a practicing clinician to understand the breadth of permissive hypnosis.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393705782
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2009
Series:
Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
743,318
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.

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