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Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

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Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

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Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues

Author: Gary Elkins Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH


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Winner of the Best Book in Hypnosis presented by Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

A unique, state-of-the art, interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis in psychology and medicine

"I have adopted it as the primary text for my upcoming course. It is extremely comprehensive, and has the latest research and information on hypnosis. The authors who have contributed to the book are the best in the field, and this book is a goldmine of information on hypnosis. It far exceeded my expectations, and I am sure that my students will greatly benefit from it." - Rita Sherr, Founding Director of The New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis

This is the only up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis research and applications in psychology and medicine. Authoredby hypnosis experts worldwide, it encompasses state-of-the-art scholarship and techniques for hypnotic treatments along with hypnosis transcripts and caseexamples for all major psychological disorders and medical conditions. In easily understandable language, this desk reference addresses theories,neurophysiology of hypnosis, hypnotherapy screening, measurement of hypnotizability, professional issues, and ethics. Individual chapters present hypnoticinductions to treat 70 disorders including anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems, phobias, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal hotflashes, Parkinson's disease, palliative care, tinnitus, addictions, and a multitude other common complaints.

The guide also examines the history and foundations of hypnosis, myths and misconceptions, patient screening, dealing with resistance, and precautions tothe use of hypnosis. It examines a variety of hypnotherapy systems ranging from hypnotic relaxation therapy to hypnoanalysis. With each application thetext includes relevant research, specific induction techniques, and an illustrative case example. Additionally the resource covers professional issues,certification, hypnosis in the hospital, and placebo effects.

Key Features:

  • Presents state-of-the art hypnosis research and applications for a wide range of psychological and medical disorders
  • Encompasses information on 70 disorders with relevant research, intervention techniques, and case examples
  • Authored by an international cadre of experts
  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective of both the mental health and medical communities
  • Addresses certification, ethics, and other professional issues

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 25, 2016
  • Page Count 744
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124869

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 

Foundations of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

1. History of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis (John Klocek)
2. Theories of Hypnosis (Michael Heap)
3. Neurophysiology of Hypnosis (Amir Raz, Mathieu Landry)
4. Presenting Hypnosis to the Patient (Joseph Myerson)
5. Hypnotizability (Erik Woody, Pamela Sadler)
6. Laws and Principles of Hypnotic Inductions (Consuelo Casula)
7. Formulating Hypnotic Suggestions (David Godot)
8. Hypnotic Phenomena and Deepening Techniques (Arreed Barabasz)
9. Resistance to Hypnotic Inductions (Dan Short)

Systems of Hypnotherapy
10. Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy (Gary Elkins)
11. Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Assen Alladin)
12. Ericksonian Hypnotherapy (Betty Alice Erickson)
13. Hypnoanalysis (Thomas Wall)
14. Ego State Therapy (Claire Fredrick)

Medical Applications
15. Asthma (Ran Anbar)
16. Auto-Immune Disorders (Moshe Torem)
17. Bone Fractures (Carol Ginandes)
18. Cancer-Related Fatigue (Kimberly Hickman, Debra Barton, Gary Elkins)
19. Cataract Surgery (Edit Jakubovits, Zoltan Kekecs, Katalin Gomobos)
20. Cystic Fibrosis (Ran Anbar)
21. Dental Applications (Ashley Goodman and Gabor Filo)
22. Diabetes (Michelle Perfect)
23. Dysphagia (David Alter)
24. Enuresis (Jeffrey Lazarus)
25. Fibromyalgia (Giuseppe DeBenedittis)
26. Headache – Adults (Giuseppe DeBenedittis)
27. Headache - Children (Dan Kohen)
28. Hypertension (Edit Jakubovits, Zoltan Kekecs)
29. Irritable Bowel (Olafur Palsson)
30. Labor and Delivery (Annete Werner)
31. Loin Pain Hematuria (Lauren Koep)
32. Menopause-Hot Flashes (Gary Elkins, Yesenia Mosca)
33. Morgellens’ Syndrome (Ashley Gartner)
34. Nailbiting (Dan Kohen)
35. Nausea Associated With Chemotherapy (Alexander Levitan)
36. Pain control-Acute and Procedural (Elvira Lang)
37. Pain Management – Chronic Pain (Mark Jensen)
38. Palliative care (Dan Handel)
39. Parkinson’s (Jim Sliwinski)
40. Pediatrics (Karen Olness)
41. Pre-surgery (Linda Thompson)
42. Prostate Cancer (Cassie Kendrick)
43. Raynauld’s Syndrome (Aimee Johnson)
44. Rehabilitation: Amelioration of Suffering and Adjustment (Phillip Appel)
45. Skin Disorders (Phillip Shenefelt)
46. Spasmodic Torticollis (Giuseppe DeBenedittis)
47. Vocal Cord Dysfunction (Ran Anbar, Benedicto A. Fernandes)
48. Warts (Amelia Yu, Juliette Bowers)

Psychological Applications
49. Addictions and Relapse Prevention (Ron Pekala)
50. Affect Regulation (Carolyn Daitch)
51. Anger Management (E. Thomas Dowd)
52. Anxieties in Adults (Burkhard Peter)
53. Anxiety in Children (Pamela Kaiser)
54. Bereavement (Alex Iglesias and Adam Iglesias)
55. Conversion Disorder (Camillo Loriedo)
56. Depression (Moshe Torem)
57. Eating Disorders (Moshe Torem)
58. Ego Strengthening (Don Moss)
59. Fear of Flying (Sharon Spiegel)
60. Flow and Peak Experiences (Juliette Bowers)
61. Forensic Interviewing and Hypnosis (Graham Wagstaff)
62. Marital Communication (Carol Kershaw)
63. Mindfulness and Hypnosis (Nicholas Olendzki, Gary Elkins)
64. Obesity and Weight Loss (Marty Sapp)
65. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ciara Christensen)
66. Sexual Self-Image (Gary Elkins, Alisa Johnson, Debra Barton)
67. Slow Wave Sleep (Björn Rasch and Dr. Maren Cordi)
68. Smoking Cessation (Joseph Green)
69. Sports Performance (Roland Carlstedt)
70. Stress Management (Robin Chapman)

Professional Issues
71. Ethics (Tom Nagy)
72. Certification in Hypnosis and Specialty Boards (David Alter)
73. Placebo Effects and Hypnosis (Irving Kirsch)
74. Precautions to the Use of Hypnosis in Patient Care (Richard Kluft)
75. Research Methods in Medical and Psychological Hypnosis (Steve Lynn)