Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis / Edition 2

Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis / Edition 2

by David Spiegel
     
 

This book provides a brief, disciplined technique for mobilizing and learning from an individual's capacity to concentrate. Putting to rest both exaggerated fears about hypnosis and overblown statements of its efficacy, this compelling volume brings scientific discipline to a systematic exploration of the clinical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

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Overview

This book provides a brief, disciplined technique for mobilizing and learning from an individual's capacity to concentrate. Putting to rest both exaggerated fears about hypnosis and overblown statements of its efficacy, this compelling volume brings scientific discipline to a systematic exploration of the clinical uses and limitations of hypnosis.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585621903
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
782,661
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Herbert Spiegel, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he directed the postgraduate course in hypnosis from 1960 to 1982. Currently at Columbia, he is Special Lecturer in Psychiatry and in private practice in New York City.

David Spiegel, M.D., is the Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor in the School of Medicine, Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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