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5th Edition

Hypnosis With Children

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ISBN 9781032153384
November 22, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
496 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Updated and revised in response to developments in the field, this fifth edition of Hypnosis With Children describes the research and clinical historical underpinnings of hypnosis with children and adolescents, and presents an up-to-date compendium of the pertinent world literature regarding this arena.

The authors focus on the wide variety and scope of applications for therapeutic hypnosis; including an integrated description of both clinical and evidence-based research as it relates to understanding approaches to various clinical situations, case studies of practical aspects, and how-to elements of teaching therapeutic hypnosis skills to clients. This new edition includes new chapters on helping children in disasters and pandemics with hypnosis, and helping parents.

This book is essential for therapists and students who wish to gain a complete overview of hypnosis with children and adolescents.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Scenes of Childhood 2. Early Uses of Hypnosis with Children 3. Norms of Hypnotic Responsivity with Children 4. Correlates of Childhood Hypnotic Responsiveness 5. Hypnotic Invitations for Children: Techniques, Strategies and Approaches Part II: Therapeutic Applications of Hypnosis with Children 6. General Principles of Therapeutic Applications of Child Hypnosis 7. Facilitating Effective Interpersonal Relationships with Hypnosis: Language for Clinicians and Parents 8. Hypnosis for Psychological Disorders 9. Hypnosis for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders 10. Therapeutic Hypnosis for Habit Disorders 11. Hypnosis for Problems in Learning, Performance, and Attentional Disorders 12. Hypnotic Approaches and Strategies in the Management of Pain 13. Therapeutic Hypnosis for Pediatric Medical Problems 14. Hypnotic Approaches for Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia, and Emergencies 15. Value of Hypnosis in Pediatric Palliative Care, Grief, and Bereavement 16. Biofeedback, Other Mind-Body Interventions, and Hypnosis with Children 17. Self-Hypnosis 18. Psychoneuroimmunology 19. Applications of Hypnosis with Children Globally 20. Ethics: Legal Considerations, Children, and Hypnosis 21. Helping Children in Disasters and Pandemics with Hypnosis 22. Teaching Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis to Child Health Clinicians 23. Helping Parents Help Their Children Help Themselves with Self-Hypnosis 24. Looking to the Future



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Daniel P. Kohen, M.D., was a Professor (Retired) of Pediatrics & Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Minnesota and former Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.  He is a Past-President of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis. He is Co-Founder of and Director of Education for the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI).

Karen Olness, MD, is a professor of pediatrics, family medicine and global health at Case Western Reserve University, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. She is also Past-President of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the International Society of Hypnosis.


"Pioneers in pediatric hypnosis - Drs. Kohen & Olness’s "Hypnosis with Children" is an essential reference, a source of ongoing inspiration for every pediatric professional, and a wonderful read!"

Dr. Leora Kuttner (Clin.Psych.); Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Pediatric Department, BC Children's Hospital and University of British Columbia

"It is truly unimaginable that the field of pediatric hypnosis would not be anchored by this seminal text by Drs. Daniel Kohen and Karen Olness. Our colleagues have again provided a newer and greater edition for clinicians at every skill level. The fifth edition includes the following new and much needed chapters: Helping Children with Disasters and Pandemics with Hypnosis, Teaching Child Hypnosis to Child Health Clinicians, and Helping Parents to Help Children Help Themselves. The Applications of Hypnosis with Children Globally chapter has been greatly expanded. Drs. Kohen and Olness continue to excel at updating their book, helping those who help children learn how to help themselves."

Bob Deutsch, PhD

"Daniel Kohen and Karen Olness are the ‘founding parents’ of pediatric hypnosis worldwide. In this classic handbook, they use their outstanding expertise to provide the reader with an excellent overview of the principles of hypnotherapy in children and its scientific evidence, combined with numerous practical case studies."

Arine M. Vlieger, MD, PhD; Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; and Co-founder and Chair, Dutch Foundation for Pediatric Hypnosis