Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis / Edition 3

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In this most lucid, comprehensive text, Dr. Yapko clearly describes what hypnosis is and why it works. And most importantly, he teaches that a broad range of hypnotic methods and techniques will greatly enhance the effectiveness of a preferred mode of therapy. Also featured are six excerpted trancescripts covering emotional and pain management and selfcare; an entire transcript, with commentary, of a moving session with a terminally ill woman; numerous easyaccess information tables; and 10 inspiring mini-interviews with such leading figures as Haley, Hilgard, and Seligman.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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
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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: 9780415952590
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 16
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    The Text Book On Hypnosis

    Keeping this review short and sweet, the author has written an extensive and very well researched book on the theory and application of Hypnosis. This is not a script book, rather an indepth look at what Hypnosis is and is not. If you are interested in Hypnosis, this book is a must have.

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