Hypnosis and Counselling in the Treatment of Cancer and Chronic Illness

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This important work discusses the therapeutic use of hypnosis in the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. After setting out a brief history of hypnosis the authors present an invaluable series of case studies, in the course of which they examine: the science of hypnosis, successful integration of hypnosis into cancer treatment programmes, myths surrounding the subject of hypnosis in therapy.

The book raises questions about the direction medicine has taken ...

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Overview

This important work discusses the therapeutic use of hypnosis in the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. After setting out a brief history of hypnosis the authors present an invaluable series of case studies, in the course of which they examine: the science of hypnosis, successful integration of hypnosis into cancer treatment programmes, myths surrounding the subject of hypnosis in therapy.

The book raises questions about the direction medicine has taken with regard to chronic illness and considers possible future developments in this field. Overall, it presents compelling arguments for offering hypnosis to cancer sufferers and provides crucial insights into the body's healing abilities. A work of immense importance to medical professionals and everyone else dealing with chronic diseases.

About the Author:
David Frank is a published writer whose ten years experience of lecturing and counselling has seen him at further education colleges, medical centres, and general practitioner surgeries. He is a full member of The British Association for the Person Centred Approach to Counselling and Education, and The British Society for Clinical Hypnosis

About the Author:
Bernard Mooney PhD is a qualified counsellor and lecturer, and has had over half a century of experience in teaching and counselling. He is a founder member of The British Association for the Person Centred Approach

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845900809
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     iii
What is Hypnosis?     1
A Brief History of Hypnotism     1
So What is Hypnosis?     13
Do People Lose Control in Hypnosis?     13
Behavioural Counselling     20
Humanistic Counselling     22
Hypnosis and Healing     25
Historical Examples     42
Unconscious Retreat into Illness     49
The Death Wish     49
Successes with Children     57
Only a Placebo Effect!     71
An Example from Medical Trials     72
Placebo and Hypnosis     76
Why Me?     81
A Matter of Guilt     81
The Authors' Case Studies     81
Therapeutic Hypnosis - Other Uses     99
Conditions Treated by Hypnosis     99
Practical Psychology     100
Childbirth     101
Pain Relief     104
Stammering     104
Asthma     107
ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome     107
Emotional Health     111
The Effects of Bereavement     111
An Invisible Form of Child Abuse     112
References     125
Index     137
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