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1st Edition

Using Guided Imagery and Hypnosis in Brief Therapy and Palliative Care

ISBN 9780367538460
Published November 17, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Using Guided Imagery and Hypnosis in Brief Therapy and Palliative Care presents a model for effective single-session therapy.

Chapters include more than a dozen case studies with transcripts and commentary. Readers will learn how to use an adapted model of Remen’s healing circle for preparing patients for surgery, and guided imagery and other approaches are presented for enhancing palliative care. Extensive appendixes provide a wide variety of valuable tools that psychotherapists can use with clients concerned with end-of-life issues.


Table of Contents

Forewords, Michael Hoyt, Trevor Silvester 1. Introduction: Expectation, the Placebo Effect, and Chatting 2. The Charlie Brown Exceptional Patient and Caregiver Group of Yellow Springs 3. Preparation for Surgery - Two Approaches 4. Case Study 1 - Mary and Anxiety and Insomnia and Shit and Einstein and.. 5. Case Study 2: Bobbi and Her Needy Knees 6. Guided Imagery for Healing and Psychotherapy 7. Case Study 3: Marvin and Weight Control and the Mighty M&Ms 8. Case Study 4: Carol and the Curious Cough 9. Rapport and the Therapeutic Alliance 10. Case Studies 5 & 6: Sammy and Self-Regard and Normalizing Norman 11. Case Study 6: Normalizing Norman 12. Healing Language 13. Case Study: Jennifer, Anxiety, Manzanita Beach and Jesus 14. Case Study 8: Barbara and Stress and Hearing and a Husband 15. Practical Matters 16. Case Study 9: Laura and Breaking Away 17. Case Study 10: George and Smoking 18. Case Study 11: Peter and His PA 19. Case Study 12: Gloria and the Oboe and Being Adequate 20. Case Study 13: Nonagenarian Charlie with Anxiety About Eye Problem 21. Chatting Revisited 22. Case Study 14: Joe and the NLP Fast Allergy Cure 23. Case Study 15: Joan and the NLP VK Dissociation Fast Phobia Cure 24. Healing Factors 25. Guided Imagery, Hypnosis and Other Approaches for Palliative Care 26. Extraordinary Sessions 27. Some Ending Thoughts and Comments Appendix A. Ruminations on Turning 88 Appendix B. End-of-Life Issues Appendix C. Questions for People in Their Dying Time Appendix D. Patient’s Bill of Rights

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Rubin Battino, LPCC, has published ten books on psychotherapy.


"This book is a gift from a master therapist to the helping profession. It includes a lifetime of experience and insights, as well as proof that certain approaches are successful. In addition to being a therapist, Battino is a professor emeritus of chemistry at Wright State University. He has a scientist's sense of exactness and the metaphoric heart of a poet. I not only recommend this book, but I have also been talking it up to everyone I know, because it is just that good."John Lentz, D. Min, Vol. 41, No. 1, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter (2021)

"Rubin Battino provides a compassionate and meaningful framework for managing some of the most complex and delicate issues humans face. Readers will be inspired to discover and use their innate resources to meet life and death challenges with insight and grace."Michael D. Yapko, PhD, clinical psychologist, author of Trancework: An introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis, 5th edition

"The best brief therapy is like a tasting menu of dishes offered to a hungry person. Rubin Battino, with a scientist’s observation and a poet’s skill, brings forward dish after delicious dishimagery, hypnosis, Gestalt, metaphor, solution-focus, relationship. A top chef can cook with any ingredients, and satisfaction follows."Eric Greenleaf, PhD, director of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of the Bay Area and author of The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern Therapy

"Battino has produced a heartwarming guide that is packed with information. This book is a must read for anyone providing psychological care in medical settings or within the context of palliative care."Dan Short, PhD, director of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Phoenix and author of William James – Milton Erickson: The Care of Human Consciousness

"Rubin Battino brings a lifetime of clinical experience to this humble, substantial, and richly practical book. Readers will benefit from the author’s down-to-earth approach, which will enhance their clinical effectiveness."Robert McNeilly, MD, MBBS, codirector of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Tasmania and author Learning Hypnosis