Hypnosis in the Management of Sleep Disorders combines history and medical science to show that the use of hypnosis and hypnotic techniques is effective in the treatment of sleep disorders -- and that this is increasingly validated through modern tools (computers, fMRI images). Dr. Kohler and Kurz show readers that hypnosis and hypnotic techniques are not to be feared or avoided, but that their use can contribute to effective, non-intrusive, and cost-effective approaches to the treatment of sleep problems. This volume is a much needed reference for therapists and their patients alike on how hypnosis can be helpful in the treatment of certain sleep disorders.
Preface Acknowledgement Author Biographies In Memoriam Dr. William C. Kohler 1. Introduction 2. What is Sleep? 3. What is Hypnosis? 4. A Brief History of Medical Hypnosis 5. The Selection and the Mechanics of Hypnotizing a Patient 6. A Brief History of Recent Developments in the Treatment Of Sleep Disorders 7. The Successful Use of Hypnotic Techniques in the 8. Case Studies from Dr. Kohler’s Practice 9. The (Very) Exciting Future