Clinician s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

Author: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826124879
Format: PDF
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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, ePub
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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

The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis

Author: Michael R. Nash
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191625833
Format: PDF
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The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis is the long overdue successor to Fromm and Nash's Contemporary Hypnosis Research (Guilford Press), which has been regarded as the field's authoritative scholarly reference for over 35 years. This new book is a comprehensive summary of where field has been, where it stands today, and its future directions. The volume's lucid and engaging chapters on the scientific background to the field, fully live up to this uncompromising scholarly legacy. In addition, the scope of the book includes 17 clinical chapters which comprehensively describe how hypnosis is best used with patients across a spectrum of disorders and applied settings. Authored by the world's leading practitioners these contributions are sophisticated, inspiring, and richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts. For postgraduate students, researchers and clinicians, or anyone wanting to understand hypnosis as a form of treatment, this is the starting point. Unequalled in its breadth and quality, The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis is the definitive reference text in the field.

More Hypnotic Inductions

Author: George Gafner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393705188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Author: Scott Shannon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080533418
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psychologists

Author: Jeffrey E. Barnett
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433817496
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do alternative medical practices like yoga, meditation, or massage affect our health? Mental health practitioners can expect as many as four in 10 of their clients to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement conventional psychotherapy. This book arms therapists with the information they need to provide advice on the safety and effectiveness of CAM therapies and describes a broad array of approaches that may benefit clients. These include mind-body therapies, such as biofeedback, meditation, hypnosis, yoga, and spirituality; biologically based practices, including dietary supplements and aroma therapy; manipulative and body-based therapies, including chiropractic care, massage, and movement therapy; energy medicine, such as Reiki; and the whole medical systems of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Each chapter focuses on the underlying science to describe how the approach works; relevant research, contraindications, and risks; and how to integrate the approach with psychological practice. Book jacket.

Why Do I Keep Doing This

Author: Judith Pearson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907906
Format: PDF
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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.

Scripts Strategies in Hypnotherapy

Author: Roger P. Allen
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845903668
Format: PDF, ePub
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Scripts & Strategies in Hypnotherapy Volumes 1 and 2 have been combined to create the single most comprehensive source of scripts and strategies that can be used by hypnotherapists to build a successful framework for any therapy session. "an imaginative source of scripts"European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis