The Psychobiology of Mind-body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - Psychology - 362 pages
Many of the hypotheses that Rossi proposed when this book was published in 1986 have now been confirmed. The mind-body connection is a process that can be seen, measured and accessed through hypnosis. In establishing that it is possible to use the mind to heal body illness, he now brings together new evidence from psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, molecular genetics and neurobiology. More than a dozen new approaches to mind-body healing are outlined in a series of teaching tutorials.
 

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Contents

Information Transduction in MindBody Healing
23
StateDependent Learning in MindBody Healing
47
Stress and Psychosomatic Phenomena
69
Going with the Flow
93
The Basic Accessing Question
101
Accessing Creative Resources
104
Incubating MindBody Healing
109
Symptom Scaling and Healing
111
An Overview of MindBody Communication and Healing
133
Mind Modulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
161
Converting Negative Threat to Positive Challenge
178
Shifting Cerebral Hemispheric Dominance and MindBody States
184
Mind Modulation of the Endocrine System
186
The Ultradian Healing Response
216
Mind Modulation of the Immune System
217
Converting a Symptom into a Signal
271

Utilizing the Patients Behavior
114
The Ultradian Healing Response
116
ThreeStep Problem Solving
120
Ideodynamic Movements Signaling Healing
123
Facilitating Autocatalytic Healing
128
Mind Modulation of the Neuropeptide System
278
Transforming a Problem into a Creative Function
293
Summary and Overview
313
Index
345
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Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D., is Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. He is also the science editor of Psychological Perspectives and the author, coauthor, and editor of numerous professional books.

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