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Mindful Hypnotherapy

SKU# 9780826127730

The Basics for Clinical Practice

Author: Gary Elkins Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH, Nicholas Olendzki PsyD


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This is a comprehensive guide to the basics of Mindful Hypnotherapy (MH), a new modality that delivers a mindfulness-based intervention within a hypnotic context. The book encompasses everything a clinician needs to know to fully understand and apply the approach in clinical practice. The result of a collaboration between a leader in the field of hypnosis and a mindfulness meditation expert, the book elucidates step-by-step clinical strategies and provides verbatim transcripts that professionals can put to use immediately.

The resource first introduces the foundations of mindful hypnotherapy, supported by research evidence. Using a session-by-session approach, it describes how to structure sessions, evaluate a patient’s hypnotic ability, deal with resistance, and create individualized clinical applications.

Key Features:

  • Embodies an innovation collaboration between a leader in hypnosis and a mindfulness expert
  • Delivers verbatim transcripts of mindful hypnotherapy for immediate use
  • Provides guidance on structuring sessions, setting goals, assessing hypnotic ability, dealing with resistance, and creating individualized treatment
  • Guides the clinician in addressing specific psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, and well-being
  • A Mindful Self-Hypnosis Daily Practice Log enables therapists to track progress
  • Abundant case examples illuminate the process of mindful hypnotherapy and present real-life treatment interventions for a range of problems
  • Includes guidelines for formulation of hypnotic suggestions and therapeutic metaphors related to mindfulness
  • Provides an overview of training and personal growth as a mindful hypnotherapist

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 17, 2018
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826127730

About The Author(s) 

Gary R. Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH , is Professor and Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Baylor University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. His areas of research are hypnosis and mind-body interventions in behavioral medicine. His laboratory was recently awarded a $2.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to conduct clinical research into the use of hypnotic relaxation therapy for treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. He has served as President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, President of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis, Vice-Chair of the Council of Representatives of the International Society of Hypnosis, and Chair of the Fellows Committee of the Society for Psychological Hypnosis of the APA. Dr. Elkins has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in the area of hypnosis and psychotherapy, and is the author of the recent book Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: Principles and Applications (Springer Publishing Company, 2013).

Table of Contents 




Section I. Foundations

1. Conceptual Basis for Mindful Hypnotherapy

2. Mindfulness and Hypnosis: Research Context

3. Buddhist Concepts and Mindfulness

4. Hypnotic Induction Techniques and Mindfulness

5. Formulating Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors

6. Hypnotic Abilities

Section II. Mindful Hypnotherapy by Session

7. The Session-by-Session Process of Mindful Hypnotherapy

8. Relaxation and Present-Moment Awareness

9. Mindful Hypnotherapy and Nonjudgmental Acceptance of Sensations

10. Nonjudgmental Acceptance of Thoughts and Emotions

11. Self-Hypnosis and Mindful Hypnotherapy

12. Mindful Hypnotherapy for Compassion

13. Mindful Hypnotherapy for Awareness of Values

14. Deepening and Integrating Mindful Hypnosis

15. Transition to Long-Term Practice of Mindful Hypnosis

Section III. Conclusion

16. Becoming a Mindful Hypnotherapist


A. Elkins Hypnotizability Scale—Clinical Form (EHS-CF)

B. Mindful Self-Hypnosis Daily Practice Log

C. Resources