"During the past several years there have been ever-increasing numbers of physicians, dentists, and psychologists interested in hypnosis, both therapeutic and investigative. Reliable sources of clinical information and instruction were practically non-existent except for a few scattered individuals. To meet this need, to interest universities, and to stimulate medical and dental schools to an awareness of the importance of teaching clinical hypnosis, a group of experienced clinicians competent in teaching were formed. Throughout the United States, under the auspices of various professional societies and universities, this group conducted seminars on hypnosis.
"This book is compiled from the tape recordings of dozens of those seminars, and thus it contains the material as it was presented, with all the simplicity, directness, and effectiveness of the classroom presentation.
"It is no more, no less, than a comprehensive presentation of the material upon which thousands of clinicians throughout the United States have based the initiation and development of their successful clinical use of hypnosis."
-Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1961)
Table of Contents
Selected Contents: Zeig, Foreword. Outline of History and Theory of Hypnotism. Suggestion and Hypnotizability. The Phenomena of Hypnosis. Induction Techniques. Clinical Applications of Surgical Anesthesia. Hypnosis in Obstetrics. Hypnosis in Children. Clinical Applications of Hypnosis to General Medicine. Clinical Applications of Hypnosis to Psychiatry. Hypnosis in Dentistry. Hypnosis in Psychology.
@quote: 'This book contains a wealth of practical information. There are commonsense tips on working with all types of clinical problems. Through actual transcripts, once can see how Erickson conducted hypnosis and taught students. Practitioners from all fields will learn not only important methods of hypnosis, but also ways to communicate with patients more effectively.' - from the new Foreword by Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation