Hypnosis and Stress: A Guide for Clinicians

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Wiley, Jun 14, 2006 - Psychology - 276 pages
Hypnosis and Stress provides a practical approach to using hypnosis with patients suffering from a wide range of stress related problems. Innovative in its approach, this book integrates traditional approaches in hypnosis with Ericksonian and Rossi's approach to hypnotherapy.

The most up-to-date research is discussed and a flexible, 'hands-on' framework is provided for practicing hypnotherapy, including:

  • detailed guidelines on conducting clinical interviews
  • examples of preparing the patient for hypnosis
  • templates of clinical 'scripts' for use in sessions
  • solutions for dealing with catharsis
  • discussion of inter-professional collaboration.

Interventions are suggested for a wide range of stress problems in both adults and children, including anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, sleeping problems, pain and other psychosomatic conditions.

This practical guide provides a useful introduction to hypnotherapy for professionals such as counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and physicians. The breadth of information included ensures it will also appeal to the more experienced clinician.

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About the author (2006)

Peter Hawkins is a founder director, and currently President of the European School of Psychotherapy. He is also a visiting professor in hypnosis and psychotherapy at ISMAI in Portugal. Peter has been involved in hypnosis and psychotherapy at ISMAI in Portugal. Peter has been involved in hypnosis and psychotherapy training in many countries during the past 30 years, and is presently teaching courses for clinicians in Italy, Spain and Portugal. He has written several books on hypnotherapy, which have been translated into several languages including Russian, Chinese, Greek and Spanish, as well as numerous clinical and research papers. He is Co-Director of two Erickson Institutes, in Madrid and Northern Portugal (Porto), and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a former Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and has directed several European Union projects in counselling and health psychology in Romania, Uzbekistan and countries of Western Europe. He has frequently presented paper s and workshops at international conferences.

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