1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis

    954 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis explores and clarifies the challenge of defining what hypnosis is and how best to integrate it into treatment.

    It contains state-of-the-art neuroscience, cutting-edge practice, and future-oriented visions of clinical hypnosis integrated into all aspects of health and clinical care. Chapters gather current research, theories, and applications in order to view clinical hypnosis through the lens of neurobiological plasticity and reveal the central role of hypnosis in health care. This handbook catalogs the utility of clinical hypnosis as a biopsychosocial intervention amid a broad range of treatment modalities and contexts. It features contributions from esteemed international contributors, covering topics such as self-hypnosis, key theories of hypnosis, hypnosis and trauma, hypnosis and chronic pain management, attachment, and more.

    This handbook is essential for researchers, clinicians, and newcomers to clinical hypnosis, in medical schools, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.

    Chapters 4, 35, and 63 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


    The Roots of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis

    Historical Overview and Key Concepts

    1 Brief History of World Hypnosis

    Gérard Fitoussi

    2 On the Hard Process of Understanding Hypnosis: Epistemological Issues in the Debate Between State, Trait, and Hypofrontality Theories

    Enrico Facco

    3 Suggestibility and Hypnotizability Measures of Hypnosis and Hypnotizability

    Burkhard Peter

    Theoretical Models

    4 The Contributions of Milton Erickson to Modern Clinical Hypnosis

    Roxanna Erickson-Klein and Dan Short

    5 Attachment and Hypnosis: Revisiting Our Evolutionary Past to Reconstruct Our Future

    David S. Alter

    6 Mind, Self, and Hypnosis: A Relational Theory

    Douglas Flemons

    7 From Phenomenology to Noetic Analysis: The Use of Quantitative First-Person Self-Reports to Better Understand Hypnosis

    Ronald J. Pekala and Adam J. Rock

    8 States of Consciousness Model and Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis

    Stephen R. Lankton

    9 The Foundation of an Ecological Model of Hypnotherapy: The Base for Defining the Structural Dimensions of Hypnotherapy

    Matthias Mende

    10 An Empirically-Informed Integrative Theory of Hypnosis: Clinical Implications

    Steven Jay Lynn, Joseph P. Green, Anoushiravan Zahedi, Clément Apelian, and Irving Kirsch

    From Theory to the Art of Practice

    11 Rapid Hypnotic Inductions

    Gabor Filo

    12 Self-Hypnosis

    Balázs Nyiri and Steven Jay Lynn

    13 Hypnosis: A Developmental Perspective

    Daniel P. Kohen and Karen Olness

    14 Hypnosis and Integrative Aspects of Music

    Anita Jung

    15 Utilization of Metaphor as a Therapeutic Tool

    Consuelo C. Casula


    The Neuroscientific Foundations of Hypnosis

    Neural Correlates of Hypnosis

    16 Neural Correlates of Hypnosis

    Antonio Del Casale, Alessandro Alcibiade, Clarissa Zocchi, and Stefano Ferracuti

    17 EEG Oscillatory Activity Concomitant with Hypnosis and Hypnotizability

    Vilfredo De Pascalis

    18 Beyond the Neural Signature of Hypnosis: Neuroimaging Studies Support a Multifaceted View of Hypnotic Phenomena

    Mathieu Landry and Pierre Rainville

    19 The Neurochemical Bases of Verbal Suggestion and Hypnosis

    Derek M. Smith, David J. Acunzo, Peter Q. Deeley, Mitul A. Mehta, and Devin B. Terhune


    20 The Neuropsychology of Hypnotizability

    Afik Faerman and David Spiegel

    21 Physiological Correlates of Hypnotizability

    Enrica L. Santarcangelo

    22 Types of High Hypnotizables

    Deirdre Barrett

    23 Alteration of Hypnotic Phenomena and Hypnotizability with Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS): State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives

    Rinaldo L. Perri

    Mechanisms of Hypnotic Analgesia

    24 How Can We Better Understand Hypnosis and Its Modulation of Pain with Neuroimaging?

    Aminata Bicego, Charlotte Grégoire, Floriane Rousseaux, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, and Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse

    25 EEG-Assessed Bandwidth Power and Hypnotic Analgesia

    Mark P. Jensen

    Research in Hypnosis

    Conducting Research in Clinical Hypnosis

    Donald Moss, Olafur Palsson, and Zoltan Kekecs

    27 The Potential Role of Hypnosis and Neurofeedback in Linking Neuroscience to Psychotherapy

    Giuseppe De Benedittis


    Clinical Hypnosis in Practice

    Behavioral and Affective Change

    28 Clinical Hypnosis and Anxiety

    David B. Reid and Ciara Christensen

    29 Applying Hypnosis Strategically in Treating Depression

    Michael D. Yapko

    30 The Hypnotic Lens on Trauma and Treatment

    Julie H. Linden

    31 Eating Disorders: Using Hypnotic Techniques and Rapport to Treat Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

    Camillo Loriedo and Carlotta Di Giusto

    32 The Promise of Hypnosis Within CBT for Smoking Cessation

    Joseph P. Green and Steven Jay Lynn

    33 Systemic Hypnosis: How to Develop and Use Systemic Trances with Couples and Families

    Camillo Loriedo, Nicolino Rago, and Ilaria Genovesi

    34 A Systemic View: Hypnosis to Solve Problems of Overweight and Obesity

    Cecilia Fabre Robles

    Children and Adolescents

    35 Hypnosis in the Treatment of Functional Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

    Helene Helgeland, Blanche Savage, and Kasia Kozlowska

    36 Hypnosis: Finding Relief for Children and Teens in Pain

    Leora Kuttner and Adrienn Vargay

    37 Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Pediatric Dentistry

    Randi Abrahamsen


    38 Hypnodontics

    Gabor Filo

    39 Hypnosis in Pediatric and Adult Pulmonology

    Ran D. Anbar

    40 Hypnosis in Neurological Disorders and Neurorehabilitation

    Giuseppe De Benedittis

    41 Hypnosis for Skin Disorders

    Philip D. Shenefelt

    42 Hypnosis in Gastroenterology

    Peter J. Whorwell

    43 Hypnosis and Chronic Pain Management

    Mark P. Jensen

    44 Hypnosis and Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    Winfried Häuser and Giuseppe De Benedittis

    45 A Suggestive Presence during Labor and Birth

    Sándor Bálint, Balázs Bálint, Katalin H. Kondor, and Katalin Varga

    Critical Care

    46 Hypnosis in Surgery: The Social-Psycho-Biological Model of Surgical Hypnosis

    Edit Jakubovits

    47 Perioperative Medical Interventions and Devices

    Kristóf Perczel

    48 Bleeding, Hemostasis: Suggestive Techniques

    Csenge Szeverényi

    49 Epilepsy, Stroke and Psychoses after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Susanna Carolusson

    50 Hypnosis in the Intensive Care Unit: Utilization of the Superorganismic Connection State

    Adrienn Kelemen-Szilágyi

    51 Clinical Hypnosis in Palliative Care


    Frontiers of Hypnosis

    Hypnosis and Society

    52 Efforts, Pitfalls, and Criteria to Build a Bridge Between Hypnosis and Medicine

    Ernil Hansen

    53 Understanding the Dark Side of Hypnosis as a Form of Undue Influence Exerted in Authoritarian Cults and Online Contexts: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Education

    Steven A. Hassan and Alan W. Scheflin

    54 The Image of Hypnosis: Public Perception of the Negative Aspects of Trance

    Alan W. Scheflin and Steven A. Hassan

    Professional Development

    55 How to Encourage Self-Care in Helping Professionals through Process-Oriented Hypnosis

    Shawn R. Criswell

    56 Mindfulness Meditation and Hypnosis in Clinical Practice: An Integrated Approach

    Akira Otani

    57 Advancing Education in Clinical Hypnosis

    Donald Moss, Eric Willmarth, and David B. Reid

    58 A Model of Training in Clinical Hypnosis Grounded in Interpersonal Neurobiology

    Reinhild Draeger-Muenke

    59 Professional Training and Development in Pediatric Hypnosis: What We Have Learned and How to Make It Better

    Daniel P. Kohen


    60 Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Implications for Hypnosis

    Fabrizio Benedetti

    61 Hypnosis and the Future of the World’s Children

    Karen Olness

    62 Actual Favorite Places

    Maren Østvold Lindheim

    63 Hypnotic Horizons

    Richard Hill, Dan Short, Kathryn Lane Rossi, Roxanna Erickson-Klein, and Laurence Irwin Sugarman


    Julie H. Linden, PhD, is a psychologist and past president of the International Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She teaches globally about incorporating hypnosis skills into all aspects of healthcare practice.

    Giuseppe De Benedittis, MD, PhD, is associate professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Milano, Italy. He is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts in pain therapy and as a pioneer in the clinical and experimental use of hypnosis for pain control, contributing to the elucidation of the complex neurophysiological mechanisms of hypnotic analgesia.

    Laurence I. Sugarman, MD, is a pediatrician and research professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Health Sciences and Technology. He studies, writes, and teaches globally about integrating therapeutic hypnosis into clinical care.

    Katalin Varga, PhD, DSc, is a psychologist and past president of the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis and a board member of the International Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is a hypnosis researcher and Ericksonian psychotherapist, as well as a teacher of the application of suggestive techniques in various fields.

    "This Handbook presents the cutting edge of research, theory, and practice that underlies why and how clinical hypnosis is crucial to integrative health care. The editors have gathered the research data and broad-ranging experiences from many international experts to bring our understanding of therapeutic communication — the core of clinical hypnosis — into the 21st century and beyond. I consider this the essential compendium of the field."

    Andrew Weil MD, Tucson, Arizona

    "This monumental book spans not just the domain of hypnosis but the universe of its history, science, practice and art. While valuable early sections share latest ideas and findings on hypnotic theory, measurement and neuroscience, the heart of the Handbook is its chapters on clinical uses of hypnosis. Leading practitioners working in a range of health care settings offer valuable advice and fresh insights for those already familiar with hypnosis and those new to our field. The Handbook captures and harnesses the power and potential of one of the world’s oldest and most storied therapeutic interventions."

    Professor Amanda J. Barnier, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Science and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development), Macquarie University; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; Fellow of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

    "This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and techniques of hypnosis, along with practical guidance on its use in different medical settings. The authors give clear and concise explanations of complex concepts based on their wealth of experience in the field and extensive references to the literature. It is an invaluable resource for any medical practitioner looking to expand their knowledge and incorporate hypnosis into their practice."

    Csaba Dioszeghy MD PhD, Hon. Assoc. Prof., Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

    "Encyclopedic in breadth and depth, with a focus on SELF-regulation grounded in evidence-based neuroscience, this 63-chapter handbook frames clinical hypnosis as an integrative healing practice for young and old alike."

    Richard E. Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, Professor Emeritus, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

    "The International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis is a treasure trove for finding everything you always wanted to learn about hypnosis and, even more importantly, about what you didn’t think of yet and would benefit from knowing in the rapidly changing, digitally-driven world. The international perspective and variety of the contributors’ backgrounds avoid any one school of thought and provide a rich and diverse range of viewpoints for novices and practitioners of hypnosis alike. It is an instructive and greatly enjoyable read for anyone interested in hypnosis and promises to become the definitive reference on the topic."

    Elvira V. Lang, MD, FSIR, FSCEH, Founder & President of Comfort Talk®

    "This handbook does a wonderful job of synthesizing and pushing forward the vibrant field of hypnosis research. It draws together an impressive cast of world experts at the forefront of both the science and practice of hypnosis. The diversity and nuance of these perspectives is testament to the remarkable development of this field in recent years. This volume will be of great interest to anyone who seeks to appreciate the cutting edge of scientific research on hypnosis—one of the oldest and most powerful of the healing arts."

    Michael Lifshitz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University