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Medical Hypnosis Primer
Clinical and Research Evidence

ISBN 9780415871785
Published September 11, 2009 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

This brief Primer, assembled by top recognized hypnosis authorities, briefly presents the basic concepts of modern medical hypnosis and encourages mental health care practitioners to learn how to use hypnosis as an adjunct to standard medical care. It also lays the groundwork for the teaching and practice of hypnosis as part of the required syllabus for every medical and nursing school as well as graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology. Medical Hypnosis Primer goes far in advancing the medical and factual aspects of this still greatly misunderstood field, and is of great value to practitioners, teachers, and students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hypnosis Concepts, Barabasz and Christensen
Hypnosis Defined
Common Evidence Based Uses of Hypnosis
Learning How to Use Hypnosis for your Patients
Example of a Hypnotic-like experience
Chapter 2: Hypnosis Testing, Spiegel
Clinical tests of hypnotizability
Other clinical scales
Stability of hypnotizability
Setting the context for treatment
A method of self-hypnosis
Chapter 3: Acute Pain, Patterson
Overview—Using hypnosis for acute pain
Evaluating the patient with acute pain
Development and negotiation of the treatment plan
Hypnosis for acute pain crises
Hypnosis for procedures that cause acute pain
Chapter 4: Chronic Pain, Jensen
Evaluation of the patient with chronic pain
Development and negotiation of the treatment plan
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: inductions
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: suggestions to enhance outcome
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: suggestions for analgesia and comfort
Chapter 5: Childhood Problems, Olness, Kohen
Preparing to teach children self-hypnosis
Research in hypnosis with children
Assessment of the child
Approaches to teaching children
Self-hypnosis and pain management
Chapter 6: PTSD—Post traumatic stress disorder, Vermetten, Christensen
Overview of PTSD
Diagnostic categories
PTSD and hypnosis
Psychological treatment of PTSD using hypnosis
Hypnosis for release of unbound affect
Chapter 7: Surgery, Thomson
Introduction—using hypnosis before surgery
What the research has shown
Obtaining the history
Aspects of medical stability and healing need to be addressed
Chapter 8: Childbirth, Irland
Introduction—Self-hypnosis for children
Childbirth as an adventure
The childbirth partner
Pain management
Variations in sensory preferences
Hypnosis for operative childbirth
Working with varying cultures and religious beliefs
Chapter 9: Hypnosis and Sleep, Yapko
Introduction—hypnosis and sleep
Insomnia as a risk factor for depression
Treatment options for depression-related insomnia
Hypnosis and psychotherapy for insomnia
Hypnosis, targeting rumination and enhancing sleep
Hypnotic approaches
Indications and contra-indications
Chapter 10: Depression, Alladin
Hypnosis for major depression
Description of major depressive disorder (MDD)
Stages of cognitive hypnotherapy for depression
Session1: Clinical assessment
Session 2: first aid for depression—protocol
Sessions 3-6: hypnotic cognitive behavior therapy
Sessions 7-8: Hypnosis
Sessions 9-12: cognitive restructuring using hypnosis
Other hypnotic oppurtunities
Session 9: Attention switching and positive mood induction
Session 13: Active interactive training
Session 14: social skills training
Sessions 15-16: ideal goals/reality training and conclusions
Booster and follow-up sessions
Chapter 11: Stress and anxiety, Kahn
Introduction—hypnosis for stress and anxiety
Four stages of treatment of anxiety
Chapter 12: Procedural hypnosis, Lang
Development of procedural hypnosis
Evidence for the efficacy of procedural hypnosis

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Arreed Franz Barabasz, EdD, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist in practice and Professor at Washington State University. He is the Editor for the International Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and is Past President of SCEH and the Society of Psychological Hypnosis—American Psychological Association.

Karen Olness, MD, AAP, ABMH, is Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Global Health at Case Western Reserve University. She is Past President of ISH, SCEH, ASCH, and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Robert Boland MD, MPH, DBA, ITP, is Professor at International University in Geneva, Switzerland. He trained at Johns Hopkins in preventive medicine and international health.

Stephen Kahn, PhD, is a psychologist in practice, a Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Clinical Hypnosis program at Adler School of Professional Psychology. He is the Director of the Institute for Clinical Hypnosis and Research in Chicago and Past President of SCEH.