Hypnosis, Dissociation and Survivors of Child Abuse: Understanding and Treatment / Edition 1

Hypnosis, Dissociation and Survivors of Child Abuse: Understanding and Treatment / Edition 1

by Marcia Degun-Mather
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Hypnosis, Dissociation and Survivors of Child Abuse: Understanding and Treatment / Edition 1

There is a strong argument for the educated and professional use of hypnosis in the field of trauma, particularly in facilitating the resolution of the trauma and processing of traumatic memories.

This book draws attention to the importance of hypnosis in treating trauma cases, with particular reference to survivors of child abuse. It covers theories of traumatic stress, theories of hypnosis, and theories related to the long-term effects of child abuse. Recent research in these areas is reviewed in full. The book can also be used as a clinician’s guide to therapy, and offers safe and effective hypnotic interventions for clinicians treating survivors of child abuse. The treatment approach is predominately cognitive-behavioural in orientation and uses hypnosis as a powerful addition to this. Key practical features include:

  • guidelines on how not to create false memories with hypnosis
  • detailed descriptions of safe remembering techniques
  • full guidelines on therapeutic procedures
  • helpful case illustrations.

Hypnosis, Dissociation and Survivors of Child Abuse provides an updated perspective on hypnosis and its value in trauma. It will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners who wish to expand their repertoire of effective therapeutic interventions. It is emphasised that professional training in applied hypnosis is a prerequisite for any practitioner intending to include it in their therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470019450
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     xi
Hypnosis and Memory     1
The Nature of Trauma Memory with Particular Reference to Experiences Following Childhood Abuse     36
The Nature of Dissociation and the Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Abuse     60
Hypnotic Interventions to Resolve Trauma Memories in the Treatment of Survivors of Childhood Abuse     106
The Treatment of Survivors of Childhood Abuse     142
Illustrations of Therapeutic Work with Hypnosis in Survivors of Childhood Abuse     179
References     225
Index     240

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