Clinical Hypnosis Textbook: A Guide for Practical Intervention

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - Psychology - 159 pages
Clinical hypnosis is a tool for medical, therapeutic and structured communication which can be used by any individual in a caring profession. It is becoming an increasingly widespread method that is also cost effective and practical. This book provides a thorough, practical introduction and an overview of clinical hypnosis in the medical setting. It explains techniques that can be used in a consultation as part of normal doctor-patient communication to assist with issues such as stress management, goal setting, enhancing confidence and relaxation. Smoking cessation, working with phobias and performance enhancement protocols are also discussed in depth. With a comprehensive list of contacts, references for further research and a free audio CD of hypnosis techniques, this book is perfect for medical students, general practitioners and other medical professionals, therapists, and those working in parallel caring professions.
 

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Ursula James is a generous, caring practitioner. When I was asked, in my capacity as broadcaster and presenter, to support her work there was no hesitation. She is honest, forthright, practical and consistent.
Through working with Ursula I have addressed issues that have crippled me throughout my working life.
Not only would I recommend her I would suggest that Ursula is put on the national health for everybody. She should be given - free of charge -to anybody who needs straightening out. I'm seriously considering sending her details to The Palace of Westminster.
 

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Approximately 9 years I was diagnosed with three tumours (one the size of a golf ball) attached to my thyroid. According to my specialist, I was faced with the prospect of having to undergo surgery to remove the right lobe of my thyroid. However, following approximately four hypnotherapy sessions with Ursula, I was delighted to find that there was no visual evidence of the tumours. 

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Contents

Selfhypnosis
11
The structure of a clinical hypnosis session
23
Posthypnosis
32
Are patients in control of the hypnotic event and can they exercise
38
Patients who believe that hypnosis will help them experience
44
Physiological and perceptual indicators of stages of hypnotic state
50
References
57
Therapeutic approaches within hypnosis
59
Creating the hypnotherapeutic protocol
73
Smoking cessation
87
Phobias
97
Performance anxiety
107
Conclusion
119
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