Updated and revised in response to developments in the field, this Fourth Edition of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy With Children describes the research and clinical historical underpinnings of hypnosis and hypnotherapy with children and adolescents, and presents an up-to-date compendium of the pertinent world literature regarding this topic. The authors focus on the wide variety and scope of applications for hypnotherapy; 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 hypnotherapeutic skills to clients.
“Already a classic, this greatly expanded and comprehensive ’textbook with a heart’ places Kohen and Olness as the undisputed patrons of pediatric hypnosis. This book synthesizes research in self-regulation, neurobiology and integrative medicine. The detailed descriptions of working hypnotically with children and adolescents yield prescriptions for health and wellness that emphasize utilizing innate resources.” - Julie H. Linden, PhD, President-Elect, ISH; Past President, ASCH; Private Practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
“Daniel Kohen and Karen Olness generously share their extensive clinical experience and profound knowledge in their book Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children while still remaining practical in their advice and providing a fun read - quite a unique feat among healthcare publications.” - Elvira V. Lang, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, USA
“Kohen and Olness have written the first and finest authoritative and comprehensive book on hypnosis with children and adolescents—evident by this their 4th Edition. They are respected pioneers in this field and no-one can compete with their expertise!” - Leora Kuttner, PhD, Clinical Professor, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Canada
Part I: Hypnosis with Children. Scene of Childhood. Early Uses of Hypnosis with Children. Norms of Hypnotizability in Children. Correlates of Childhood Hypnotic Responsiveness. Hypnotic Induction for Children: Techniques, Strategies, and Approaches. Part II: Hypnotherapy with Children. General Principles of Child Hypnotherapy. Therapeutic Communication – Uses of Language. Hypnotherapy for Children with Psychological Issues. Hypnotherapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hypnotherapy for Habit Disorders and Disorders of Elimination. Hypnotherapy for Problems in Learning, Performance, and Attentional Disorders. Hypnotherapy for Pain Control. Hypnotherapy for Pediatric Medical Problems. Hypnotherapy for Pediatric Surgery and Emergencies. Hypnotherapy in Palliative Care, Grief, and Bereavement. Biofeedback, Other Mind-body Interventions and Hypnotherapy with Children. Self-Hypnosis: A Tool for Prevention and Prophylaxis. Psychoneuroimmunology. Global Hypnosis. Ethical and Legal Considerations. Teaching Child Hypnotherapy. Looking to the Future.