Clinician s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

Author: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826124879
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A unique, state-of-the art, interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis in psychology and medicine This is the only up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis research and applications in psychology and medicine. Authoredby hypnosis experts worldwide, it encompasses state-of-the-art scholarship and techniques for hypnotic treatments along with hypnosis transcripts and caseexamples for all major psychological disorders and medical conditions. In easily understandable language, this desk reference addresses theories,neurophysiology of hypnosis, hypnotherapy screening, measurement of hypnotizability, professional issues, and ethics. Individual chapters present hypnoticinductions to treat 70 disorders including anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems, phobias, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal hotflashes, Parkinson's disease, palliative care, tinnitus, addictions, and a multitude other common complaints. The guide also examines the history and foundations of hypnosis, myths and misconceptions, patient screening, dealing with resistance, and precautions tothe use of hypnosis. It examines a variety of hypnotherapy systems ranging from hypnotic relaxation therapy to hypnoanalysis. With each application thetext includes relevant research, specific induction techniques, and an illustrative case example. Additionally the resource covers professional issues,certification, hypnosis in the hospital, and placebo effects. Key Features: Presents state-of-the art hypnosis research and applications for a wide range of psychological and medical disorders Encompasses information on 70 disorders with relevant research, intervention techniques, and case examples Authored by an international cadre of experts Provides an interdisciplinary perspective of both the mental health and medical communities Addresses certification, ethics, and other professional issues

Relief from Hot Flashes

Author: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617051918
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Available to the public for the first time, a groundbreaking, non-hormonal treatment, proven to reduce hot flashes by 80% on average Based upon a decade of research conducted by Dr. Gary Elkins, Relief from Hot Flashes provides a safe, effective way to reduce the number and intensity of hot flashes. This innovated, five-week program has already helped thousands of women with hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause, perimenopause, breast cancer treatment, and other conditions. Now you can experience the benefits, too. Learn how to use hypnotic relaxation therapy, the most successful, evidence-based alternative therapy for reducing hot flashes Access five 30-minute audio recordings to guide your practice and improve results Improve your sleep, mood, concentration, and sex life Achieve quick results. Many women feel benefits within the first two weeks

More Hypnotic Inductions

Author: George Gafner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393705188
Format: PDF
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George Gafner's Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions provided clinicians with inductions ready-made for practice. Here, in response to the overwhelming success of that book, he provides more brand-new inductions for the beginning and advanced hypnotherapist. After briefly summarizing the theoretical foundations of hypnosis, Gafner presents the inductions in five main categories: story inductions, inductions for sleep, inductions for children, directive inductions, and confusional inductions. Detailed scripts for inducing the hypnotic state are presented, as well as strategies for deepening, re-alerting, and debriefing-all followed by insightful clinical comments, making this book a comprehensive and invaluable hypnosis resource for clinicians.

Medical Hypnotherapy Principles and methods of practice

Author: Tim Simmerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979187902
Format: PDF
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This book is an instructional manual for physicians, nurses, workers, emergency medical technicians, dentists, counselors and hypnotherapists seeking to use the resources of the mind to control or eliminate pain and accelerate healing from disease and illness.

Psychological Approaches to Pain Management Third Edition

Author: Dennis C. Turk
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528538
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This authoritative handbook--now significantly revised with more than 50% new material--has introduced thousands of practitioners and students to the state of the art in psychological interventions for managing pain. Leading experts review the most effective treatment approaches for enhancing patients' coping and self-efficacy and reducing pain-related disability, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, group therapy, and more. Strategies for integrating psychosocial and medical treatments for specific populations are described, with chapters on back pain, headache, cancer, and other prevalent chronic pain disorders. Attention is given to customizing intervention for individual patients, maximizing treatment adherence, and preventing overuse of opioids and other medications. ÿ New to This Edition *Chapter on resilience, focusing on mindfulness-and acceptance-based approaches. *Chapters on managing pain with comorbid psychological disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder). *Chapter on emerging uses of technology. *Even more practitioner friendly: every chapter concludes with bulleted "Clinical Highlights." *Many new authors; extensively revised with over 15 years of research and clinical advances.ÿ

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Author: Scott Shannon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080533418
Format: PDF
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Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions. Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, its safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of its efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields Documents and rates the research base in each area Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns—depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions Areas not yet covered in professional training Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches) No previous book of this nature or scope

Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy

Author: Annellen M. Simpkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118829158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy: Improving the Outcome of Psychotherapeutic Treatment provides the multi-modal strategies and tools therapists need to guide their clients' adaptations of meditation into their lives. Complete with text, audio, and video content, this package introduces a variety of meditation routines and explains how, when, and why each technique should be used to reach specific goals. The availability of audio and video, as well as print, allows the therapist to customize each presentation to the client and the presenting problem. Meditation simultaneously engenders both relaxation and alertness, and regular practice can change brain function to permanently improve internal sensing. The three major meditation methods—focus (Yoga meditations and postures), open-focus (Mindfulness), and no-focus (clearing the mind Zen and Taoist flow)—are best suited to different kinds of problems. Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy explains them all, and details the most practical applications of each. This guide matches the meditation type to a therapeutic goal. Consistent with the positive psychology movement, meditative practice puts people on a positive path and offers distinctive techniques to actualize change. This package's multi-sensory approach makes it adaptable to the needs of therapists and clients, supports their initiation, practice, and mastery of meditation for improved mental health. For clinicians seeking to integrate meditation and therapy, Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy is a complete guide to both theory and practice.

Why Do I Keep Doing This

Author: Judith Pearson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907906
Format: PDF, ePub
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What prevents people from doing what they sincerely want to do?You can come up with all sorts of explanations ranging from childhood trauma to genetics, to personality types, but what it really boils down to is the fact that most people simply aren't skilled in managing their minds.When we try to break a habit our brain sends out signals of alarm and discomfort. To get past this, we must put our "logical brain" in charge. Using self-hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the easiest ways to achieve this.Hypnosis relaxes and quietens the mind's chatter and can provide strategies to manage the mind and to access the qualities and strengths that we already possess. NLP is the one psychological approach that spells out those strategies step-by-step.This book explains how the concepts and mechanisms of hypnosis and the principles of NLP make for effective approaches to self-hypnosis.

Brain Change Therapy Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation

Author: Carol Kershaw
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393705862
Format: PDF, ePub
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Helping clients control their own emotional reactivity. This book presents a grab bag of techniques - informed by current neuroscientific understandings of how the brain controls emotions - to allow readers to change their state of mind. Using principles from hypnosis, biofeedback, object relations therapy, and cognitive therapy, therapists learn how to help their clients calm themselves, remove stress, and achieve personal goals.