Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis [NOOK Book]

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For three decades, Trancework has been the fundamental textbook for guiding professionals in learning hypnosis. Now in its fourth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive book for learning the fundamental skills of the field. This edition accommodates new studies and topics, and contains five new chapters on positive psychology, the management of pain, pediatric and adolescent hypnosis, behavioral medicine, and hypnosis across modalities. Readers can expect to receive a comprehensive ...
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Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis

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Overview

For three decades, Trancework has been the fundamental textbook for guiding professionals in learning hypnosis. Now in its fourth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive book for learning the fundamental skills of the field. This edition accommodates new studies and topics, and contains five new chapters on positive psychology, the management of pain, pediatric and adolescent hypnosis, behavioral medicine, and hypnosis across modalities. Readers can expect to receive a comprehensive overview of what is currently going on in the domain of hypnosis, an in-depth consideration of issues associated with the use of hypnosis, a greater appreciation for the diverse ways in which hypnosis can be applied, and a more detailed description of hypnotic methods and characteristics. Those new to the field will also appreciate the “Frames of Reference” sections found throughout the book, which provide insights into the work of some of the founders and leaders of clinical hypnosis. Each chapter concludes with suggestions from the author for things to consider and things to do, further emphasizing the importance of active learning. Included with the book is a DVD of Dr. Yapko’s session with Vicki, an emotionally powerful and technically excellent session. For those who wish to follow along, a PDF download containing the session transcript is available as an online resource. Clinical Hypnosis has the power to change clients’ lives for the better. Trancework gives professionals the skills to do just that.

Practical methods for developing communication and relationship skills to increase therapist's effectiveness.

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Editorial Reviews

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A revised and expanded edition previous, 1984 of a conceptual and practical exposition which details the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy and also provides insight into the role of hypnotic patterns wherever influential communication occurs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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"Michael Yapko's 4th edition of Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis, is a masterpiece. The book provides a balanced and thorough state of the science overview of the field, and is filled with practical approaches and effective techniques that clinicians using hypnotic approaches will find invaluable. Yapko's depth of knowledge, decades of experience, and high level of respect for the client and practicing clinician are evident on every page. He knows what works, and how to clearly communicate this to the reader. Trancework is a gift to all clinicians wishing to have a better understanding of hypnosis, and become more effective in its use." - Mark P. Jensen, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center

"This is an almost encyclopedic compendium of information for anyone serious about studying hypnosis. Michael Yapko's presentations are always well received. It is inclusive and well indexed as both a study guide and reference book. I recommend it highly." - Dabney M. Ewin, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry, Tulane Medical School

"The art of therapy is the fusion of scientific understanding and clinical insight. Michael Yapko's 4th edition of Trancework is an artistic achievement. He presents the latest neuroscientific research in easy to understand fluid prose and he takes on the controversies in our field with wisdom and grace. He describes interpersonal communication with uncanny sensitivity and humor, and uses hi insights to enhance the foundation of all our work–the doctor-patient relationship. In the end, he teaches us that the adjunctive use of clinical hypnosis opens our doors to wonderful possibilities of enhanced patient care. Dr. Yapko has done it again!" - Peter B. Bloom, MD, Past President, International Society of Hypnosis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

"Trancework 4th Edition exceeds the highest of expectations established from the previous editions. Michael Yapko has successfully accomplished the difficult task of blending extensive and current research with highly understandable, interesting, and clinically insightful text. This comprehensive book covers a wide range of topics that well represent the many facets of the field of hypnosis, and inspires readers to see the relevance of hypnotic principles and methods in virtually every clinical interaction. Yapko's depth of experience is evident on every page and gives everyone from the basic learner to the seasoned practitioner words for what they need to know as well as what they didn't know they knew. Trancework gets my highest recommendation." - Betty Alice Erickson, MS, in private practice, Dallas, TX

"For almost 30 years, Michael Yapko has been a leader in the field of clinical hypnosis, and Trancework has been the 'go-to' handbook for the novice and expert practitioner alike. A master clinician, with loads of practical experience and sage advice to share, Yapko is also attentive to scientific evidence–not just the results of studies of clinical effectiveness, but also the basic science, psychological and physiological, on which clinical practice must be based if it is going to succeed. This fourth edition is thoroughly updated, and belongs on the shelf of everyone who is interested in clinical hypnosis." - John Kihlstrom, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136455087
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 660
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Michael D. Yapko, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He is internationally recognized for his work in clinical applications of hypnosis, treating depression, and developing strategic, outcome-focused psychotherapies. He routinely teaches to professional audiences all over the world, and is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and articles on the subjects of hypnosis, depression, and the use of strategic psychotherapies. He is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and the International Society of Hypnosis for his contributions to the fields of hypnosis and psychotherapy.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword to the 3rd edition
Introduction to the 3rd edition
Foreword to the 2nd edition
Introduction to the 2nd edition
Foreword to the 1st edition
Introduction to the 1st edition
Sect. 1 Conceptual Framework
1 What Is Hypnosis and Can It Help? 3
2 The Myths about Hypnosis and a Dose of Reality 25
3 Conceptualizing Hypnosis 61
4 The Brain in Hypnosis 83
5 Contexts of Hypnosis 103
6 The Social Psychology of Human Suggestibility 125
7 Matters of the Mind 151
8 Responsiveness to Hypnosis 167
9 The Phenomenology of Hypnosis 187
10 Conditions for Conducting Hypnosis Sessions 205
11 Structured Approaches to Assessing Hypnotic Responsiveness 215
Sect. 2 Practical Framework
12 Structuring Suggestions 237
13 Helpful Hints for Performing Hypnosis 263
14 Formal Strategies of Hypnotic Induction 287
15 Informal, Conversational Strategies of Hypnotic Induction 307
16 Hypnotic Phenomena: Eliciting and Utilizing Hypnotic Resources 331
17 Designing and Delivering Hypnotic Interventions in Treatment 395
18 Hypnotic Patterns Commonly Employed in Psychotherapy 419
19 Treatment Dynamics and Sample Hypnosis Session Transcripts for Common Problems 447
20 The Case of Vicki: Hypnosis for Coping with Terminal Cancer 469
21 When People Respond in Non-Ideal Ways 525
22 Hypnotic Hazards and Ethical Guidelines 537
Postscript 557
App. A Hypnosis Organizations for Professionals and Journal Information 559
App. B Supplemental Materials from Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D 563
Author Index 567
Subject Index 573
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