Hypnotherapy for Health, Harmony, and Peak Performance: Expanding the Goals of Psychotherapy

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Psychology Press, 1993 - Medical - 209 pages
This volume sets forth a holistic application of hypnosis that, although grounded in Ericksonian health techniques, embraces the positive paradigms of wellness, tranquility, and optimal performance. The primary focus is on enhancing mental and physical wellbeing by cultivating the healthy parts of the psyche and soma - a more beneficial therapeutic goal, in the authors' view, than the traditional emphasis on diagnosing and treating pathology.; The authors demonstrate why and how hypnotherapy is a particularly effective means of enhancing wellbeing and present a Variety Of Hypnotherapeutic Techniques For Promoting Health, Harmony, And peak mental and physical performance. The book includes a chapter on writing your own hypnosis scripts.
 

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Contents

ENHANCING LIVES
3
USING ATTENTION SKILLFULLY
21
USING HYPNOSIS
45
TRANCE INDUCTIONS
71
IMAGINARY RESOURCES
87
OPTIMISM
95
FRIENDS AND LOVERS
105
NATURAL PLEASURES
115
PEAK MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
135
MEDITATIVE STATES
145
MYSTICAL STATES
155
UNCONSCIOUS RESOURCES
165
WRITING YOUR OWN HYPNOSIS SCRIPTS
173
Postscript
183
Author Index
199
Copyright

HEALTHY SUCCESSES
127

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