Transpersonal Hypnosis presents a multidimensional, energy-based view of human awareness that integrates disparate biological, psychological, and spiritual therapeutic techniques. Each of the chapters - all from world-renowned contributors - includes both a historical overview and the theory behind the development of each technique. The authors emphasize experimental studies that examine the validity of using hypnotically accessed transpersonal states of consciousness to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Several clinical vignettes highlight the types of medical and psychological symptoms responsive to these approaches. The emerging field of spiritually-influenced treatments is transforming the practice of medicine.
Table of Contents
Chapter Overviews and Authors' Biographies
Fear of Psychic Phenomena-Charles Tart, Ph.D.
Mesmerism, Hypnosis and the Human Energy Field-Eric Leskowitz, MD
Energy Healing and Hypnosis-Eric Leskowitz, MD
Clinical Intuition and Energy Field Resonance-John Tatum, MD
Hypnosis, Yoga and Psychotherapy-Susana Hassan-Schwarz Galle, Ph.D.
Yogic Breathwork and Ultradian Hypnosis-Darlene Osowiec Ph.D.
Animal Imagery and the Personal Totem Pole Process-Stephen Gallegos, Ph.D.
Ericksonian Hypnosis and Meditation-Stephen Wolinsky, Ph.D.
Jungian Past Life Regression-Roger Woolger, Ph.D.
Prenatal and Perinatal Hypnotherapy-David Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Spirit Releasement Therapy-Joseph Wicker, Psy.D.
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Transpersonal Hypnosis-Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Channelling and Hypnosis-Eric Leskowitz, MD
"Transpersonal Hypnosis explores an ancient yet modern view of the mind-that it extends beyond the body and is free in space and time. Modern physicians, therapists, and scholars are at long last beginning to take seriously this view of consciousness. The implications of this perspective for our origins and destiny are full of hope and promise, as this book compellingly reveals."
-Larry Dossey, M.D., Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
"A wonderful collection of information and insights that are vital to our understanding of the nature of life, healing and consciousness."
-Bernie Siegel, M.D.
"The new frontier is on these pages; this is where the intellectual excitement, the creativity, and the healing potential truly lies. Bravo!"
-Belleruth Naparstek, author of "Your Sixth Sense"
"Overall, this is a highly recommended book that is clearly written and provides helpful information for anyone interested in transpersonal growth in clinical practice, from novice to experienced professionals. I was pleased to pick up new insights, new techniques, and new suggestions for further reading from many of the chapters."
- Daniel J. Benor, MD, author of "Healing Research, Volumes I-IV"