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Hypnotherapy Scripts

A Neo-Ericksonian Approach to Persuasive Healing, 2nd Edition

By Ronald A. Havens, Catherine Walters


280 pages

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Hypnotherapy Scripts, 2nd Edition is a straightforward, practical guide for doing Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This book not only explains the rationale for every step in the hypnotherapeutic process, it also contains sample scripts for each step. This edition of Hypnotherapy Scripts guides professionals through the construction of their own hypnotherapy induction and suggestion scripts. Verbatim sample transcripts of various induction and therapeutic suggestion procedures with detailed guidelines for creating one's own hypnotherapeutic inductions and metaphors are included. Recent research and writings on the role of unconscious processes, wellness, and positive psychology have been added to this edition. Also included is a detailed review of the diagnostic trance process, a therapeutic procedure unique to this text.

Table of Contents

Part I : Concepts and Instructions. A Neo-Ericksonian Orientation. Conducting a Diagnostic Trance. On Doing Hypnotherapy. Part II: Scripts. Trance Induction. Direct Approaches to Change. General Purpose Metaphors. Managing Chronic and Acute Pain. Recovering from Trauma and Grief. Dealing with Depression.Alleviating Unwarranted Fears.Concentration and Success in Work, School and Sports. Overcoming Sexual Problems.Enhancing Relationships.Medical Issues.Problems in Living. Impulse Control and Habit or Addiction Problems.Trance Termination Procedures. Writing Your Own Hypnotherapy Scripts.Postscript. Appendix A: Results of the Research Project to Study the Effectiveness of Scripts. References.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Hypnotism
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health