Hypnosis: Understanding How It Can Work For You

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Sean F Kelly, Jan 21, 1985 - Self-Help - 250 pages
An introduction to the techniques and concepts of the use of hypnosis for phobias, amnesia, habit control, control of pain, insomnia, bleeding, chemotherapy side effects, burns, memory rebuilding, and other areas of medicine and the law.
 

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Contents

NOTE TO THE READER
vi
The Nature of Hypnosis
1
Myth and Reality
3
Hypnotic Inductions
23
History
43
Twentiethcentury Research
59
Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
85
When Is Hypnosis Useful?
87
Fingernail Biting and Related Habits
178
Bedwetting
185
Teeth Grinding
186
Hypnosis and Medicine
189
Control of Pain
191
Medical Uses of Hypnosis
203
Insomnia
204
Migraine Headaches
206

Anxiety States
93
Phobias
100
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
High Blood Pressure
207
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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