Neuro-Hypnosis: Using Self-Hypnosis to Activate the Brain for Change (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 11, 2010 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Understanding the neuroscience of self-hypnosis for more effective treatment of a variety of conditions.

Drawing from over 30 years of teaching, researching, and practicing hypnosis, the authors share systematic instructions, techniques, and exercises for finding your way into a hypnotic trance—or deepen your trance if you’ve already found it. With exercises specifically tailored to address a wide range of concerns, including stress, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, weight management, fears, and sports performance, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in hypnosis. The authors synthesize and integrate the major theories of hypnosis and provide an overview of the fundamental tools used in self-hypnosis, especially attention, unconscious processing, and suggestion.

For clinicians, they provide evidence and practical considerations that therapists need to incorporate hypnosis into their practice. All readers will benefit from the tips, techniques, and exercises throughout which demonstrate how hypnotic interventions can be tailored to each person. Readers will be inspired to practice at home using hypnotic suggestions that target their specific concerns. Deftly balancing theory and practice, Neuro-Hypnosis provides the tools you need to open yourself to self-hypnosis, experience the vast potential of your mind, and activate your brain for growth, development, and lasting change.

  

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Contents

Recent History Research Neuroscience and Practitioners
25
Integrating Hypnosis Theories
45
Becoming Open and Absorbed for Deeper Hypnosis
75
Suggestion Enlisting Your Ability to Respond
100
Entering Trance
121
Experimenting with Trance Phenomena
131
Overcoming Resistance
145
Applying SelfHypnosis
159
Addressing Substance Abuse and Other Impulsive Behaviors
193
Adjusting and Managing Weight Naturally
206
Activating the Brains Pain Reduction System
220
Altering Anxiety and Fear Reactions in Brain Body and Mind
231
Achieving your Personal Best in Sports and Beyond
244
Final Thoughts
255
References
257
Index
267

Balancing the Brains Stress Pathway
161
Regulating Emotions Consciously and Unconsciously
176

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About the author (2010)

C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice, and, with Annellen M. Simpkins, is the author of twenty-four books. Together they study and research mind and brain, teach meditation and hypnosis in seminars and workshops, and live in San Diego.

Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice who with her husband C. Alexander Simpkins specializes in study and research of mind and brain. Together they teach widely on meditation and hypnosis, have written twenty-four books, and live in San Diego.

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