Table of Contents
Part I: Trance: The Phenomenon and Its Measurement. Defining hypnosis. Naturally occurring trance phenomena and related myths. Formally induced trance phenomena. The Hypnotic Induction Profile (HIP). Rationale for a clinical test. Administration and scoring. Part II: The Hypnotic Induction Profile as a Diagnostic Probe. Spectrum of Hypnotizability and Personality Style. The person with the problem: Apollonians, Odysseans, and Dionysians. Review of the literature: hypnotizabiltity and personality. Nonintact profiles: softs and decrements. Hypnotizability and severe psychopathology. Neurophysiology of hypnosis. Part III: Using Hypnosis in Treatment. Principles. Formulating the problem. Restructuring. Treatment strategies: short term. Smoking control. Eating disorders. Anxiety, concentration, and insomnia. Phobias. Pain control. Psychosomatic disorders and conversion symptoms. Miscellaneous behavior disorders. Treatment strategies: long term. The spectrum of therapies. The grade 5 syndrome: special considerations in treating the Dionysian. Hypnosis in the treatment of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dissociation. Epilogue. Appendix. References. Index.
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