Hypnosis: Understanding How It Can Work for You

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Sean F Kelly, Jan 1, 2000 - Self-Help - 250 pages
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Contents

Myth and Reality
3
Hypnotic Inductions
23
History
43
Twentiethcentury Research
59
HYPNOSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
85
When Is Hypnosis Useful?
87
Anxiety States
93
Phobias
100
Bedwetting
185
Teeth Grinding
186
HYPNOSIS AND MEDICINE
189
Control of Pain
191
Medical Uses of Hypnosis
203
Insomnia
204
Migraine Headaches
206
High Blood Pressure
207

Agoraphobia
118
Performance Anxiety
127
Hysterical Symptoms
135
Amnesia
136
Fugue States
139
Multiple Personality
142
Conversion Reactions
146
Getting Stuck in Hypnosis
149
Habit Control
153
Smoking
154
Overeating
167
Marijuana and Alcohol
177
Fingernail Biting and Related Habits
178
Warts
208
Psoriasis
209
Severe Morning Sickness
210
Chemotherapy Side Effects
211
Burns
212
HYPNOSIS AND THE LAW
215
The Nature of Memory
217
Hypnosis in the Courtroom
225
About the Authors
232
Bibliography
233
Index
245
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About the author (2000)

Kelly is Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is a board-certified psychologist on the staff of the Beth Israel Hopsital in Boston and is in private practice. He has been active in the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and is Editorial Consultant to the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Kelly is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several clinical and administrative positions.

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