Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the Change of Dysfunctional Behavior

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Springer Publishing Company, Nov 16, 2001 - Psychology - 320 pages
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žBrief Cognitive Hypnosis gives a unique and refreshing presentation of various applications of hypnosis in clinical practice. Most importantly this book focuses on brief clinical interventions which are both effacacious and cost effective. The authors clearly describe a number of techniques for correcting dysfunctional behaviors such as irritating and/or self-destructive habits, ameliorating anxiety disorders, treating pain, and managing troublesome side effects of various medical treatments and procedures. I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for all clinicians who are faced with helping their patients deal with such problems.Ó
- Edward J. Frischholz, PhD, Fellow and Past-President
Divison 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis)
American Psychological Association
Past-Editor, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Fellow and Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

žI wish I had said that. This book is clear, accurate, and explicated in a way that is indisputably better than any other texts on clinical hypnosis that IŪve read.Ó
- Dabney M. Ewin, MD, ABMH
Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis

ž[This book] is a magical addition to the field of Clinical Hypnosis. Two distinguished Board Certified Clinicians with over sixty years of combined clinical experience have provided a delightful book that will not only add to the experienced cliniciansŪ skills, but provide a straightforward and practical approach for the neophyte in hypnosis.Ó
- William C. Wester, EdD, ABPP, ABPH
Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

žThis is a valuable book for clinicians. It is highly practical, Žuser friendlyŪ, and explicates rapid treatment methods for the range of problems most commonly seen in our offices. I definitely recommend it.Ó
- D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABPH
Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Professor University of Utah School of Medicine

ž...Zarren and Eimer integrate traditional psychodynamic models of the unconscious and symptom-formation with modern cognitive theory, the outcome of which is a new model for the change process in therapy. With lucid description of their clinical methods and rich case illustrations the authors show how the hypnotic trance, along with careful attention to the wording of the hypnotic scripts, enable the patient to open to the possibility of genuine change.Ó
- Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Simmons School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts


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Bruce N. Eimer, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Philadelphia with more than twenty years of experience treating people with chronic pain using cognitive-behavioral and hypnosis strategies. Dr. Eimer is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in the speciality of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis.

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