Hypnotherapy Explained

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2008 - Medical - 159 pages
Hypnotherapy provides a powerful tool for utilizing the power of the mind to reduce distress and suffering. This concise guide provides readers with a rich source of ideas on starting hypnotherapy practice, and thinking seriously about hypnosis as a powerful adjunct to psychotherapy and medical interventions. With a clear definition of what hypnosis really is, readers can develop an understanding of the rationale for utilising hypnotherapy with particular disorders.As the medical community is progressively adopting a biopsychosocial model of healing, there is a serious move toward validating the scientific credibility of hypnosis, and hypnotherapy has become a well-established treatment. Unlike any other introductory text, "Hypnotherapy Explained" adopts a uniquely scientific approach among introductory texts; reviewing theories and offering practical ways to integrate hypnotherapy in medical, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic practice. It is enlightening reading for general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals.
 

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Contents

Current Theories of Hypnosis
1
Stages of Hypnotherapy
29
Hypnotherapy as an Intervention in Medicine and Psychiatry
63
Hypnotherapy with a Medical Condition Migraine Headache
91
Hypnotherapy with a Psychiatric Disorder Depression
113
Training in Hypnotherapy
141
Index
153
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Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Foothills Medical Centre and Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Calgary Medical School, President of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Alberta Division, Canada

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