The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Incl. case studies illus. intervention w/anxiety disorders/ trauma & abuse/depression/marital & family problems/pain/etc

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Describes varied hypnotic phenomena and how they can be used as therapeutic vehicles of intervention in problems such as anxiety disorders, depression, performance, and pain. Offers instruction for eliciting phenomena such as age regression, hypnotic dreaming, anesthesia, hypermnesia, catalepsy, and negative and positive hallucination. Includes case examples, an overview of Ericksonian hypnosis, and selecting appropriate hypnotic phenomena. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876307502
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Overview of Ericksonian Hypnosis 3
2 What Are Hypnotic Phenomena? 12
3 With a Buffet Spread Like That, How Do I Know What to Eat?: Selecting Appropriate Hypnotic Phenomena 25
4 Amnesia 35
5 Hypermnesia 53
6 Posthypnotic Suggestion 68
7 Time Distortion: Contraction and Expansion 89
8 Age Regression 104
9 Future Progression 123
10 Dissociation 145
11 Hypnotic Dreaming and Daydreaming 159
12 Catalepsy 173
13 Arm Levitation (Ideomotor Movement) 185
14 Automatic Writing and Drawing 198
15 Anesthesia and Analgesia 209
16 Hyperesthesia 230
17 On Experiencing What Is Not There: Positive Therapeutic Hallucination 245
18 On Not Experiencing What Is There: Negative Therapeutic Hallucination 259
19 Hypnotic Phenomena for Induction, Ratification, and Deepening 279
References 287
Name Index 309
Subject Index 311
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