Hypnosis in Clinical Practice

Author: Rick Voit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135951179
Format: PDF
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This book is aimed at helping both newly trained and experienced mental health professionals become comfortable and adept in using hypnosis in their clinical practice. Despite dramatic evidence of the effectiveness of hypnosis and its growing acceptance, only a small percentage of psychotherapists employ their hypnotherapy training in their practices. This under-use of hypnosis is due to exaggerated misconceptions about its power and the resultant performance anxiety therapists experience after their training. This text is designed to address therapist performance anxiety surrounding the use of hypnosis by exploring the myths surrounding its power and therapeutic potential. The integration of a straightforward systematic hypnotic approach into therapeutic practice has value both in assessment and treatment. Using clinical anecdotes and personal experience, the authors of Hypnosis in Clinical Practice explain induction style and trance work in a way that is fundamental and highly accessible.

Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy

Author: Gary R. Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199410
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ìLike others trying to incorporate hypnotherapy into their practice, I found myself struggling with the question, ìWhere do I begin?î This book provides that answerÖ [It]offers the first complete presentation of [the] fundamentals [of hypnotic relaxation therapy] in a manner that is not only supported by empirical research, but is consistent with the authorís 30 years of experience as a clinical practitioner. In contrast to a ìone-size-fits-all approach,î this book provides specific, easy-to-follow guidelines for developing hypnotic suggestions in a flexible manner that will enable the clinician to effectively address individual patientsí unique needsÖ Practitioners, students, and clinicians will want to have a copy of this comprehensive book, not only to use as a training manual, but to have as a ìgo to guideî to troubleshoot typical problems.î -Cassie Kendrick, PsyD Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Health Psychology Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory Baylor University This book introduces a new, evidence-based model of hypnotherapy called ìhypnotic relaxation therapyî (HRT). Easily integrated with other therapeutic models or used alone, HRT has been proven effective in a wide variety of applications including pain management, anxiety reduction, smoking cessation, insomnia treatment, and treatment of post-menopausal symptoms. This new model advances the field of hypnotherapy by making relaxation an explicit part of hypnotherapy and measuring individual differences in hypnotizabillity with the introduction of a new measurement instrument, the Elkins Hypnotizability Scale (EHS). Additionally, it is the first book to integrate Cognitive-Experiential Self Theory with HRT. Dr. Elkins is a highly esteemed leader in clinical hypnosis. 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. His book provides clinicians with the guiding principles of HRT as well as the empirical research underlying it. Dr. Elkins offers a session-by-session approach to HRT that covers the process for structuring sessions, treatment planning, and dealing with resistance, and explicates detailed applications of HRT. Guidelines for formulating hypnotic suggestions are described, as is HRT as a proven effective source of intervention for hot flashes in menopausal women. The book explains how to integrate HRT with other modalities and discusses the ethical considerations of HRT. Additionally, the book introduces the Elkins Hypnotizability Scale for clinical assessment of hypnotizability that is currently being used in NIH-funded research at Baylor University and the Mayo Clinic. Case examples and sample transcripts are incorporated throughout the book, which also includes a sample brochure for patients. Key Features: Introduces a new, evidence-based conceptualization of hypnotherapy Presents a new, well-validated, easy-to-use scale for measuring hynotizability Includes plentiful case examples and sample transcripts of hypnotic relaxation interventions Explains how to integrate HRT with other modalities Written by a renowned leader in the field of hypnosis

Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care

Author: Steven Walfish
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
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This fascinating book is a cornucopia of useful stories from practitioners who took action to free their practices from the reins of managed care. By tapping into their natural interests, talents, and passions, these 50 entrepreneurial practitioners demonstrate ways you can reinvigorate your practice and achieve greater financial success at the same time. I loved this book!ùNancy E. bloater, PhD, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division of independent Practice and Clinical Psychologist, independent practice Extraordinary! This book brings together an impressive list of nonûmanaged care opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Practitioners looking to build a more lucrative practice outside of insurance panels should definitely read this, especially early career psychologistsùwhat a:great resource for getting started in practice the right way!ùJosephine S. Minardo, PsyD, Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists and Founder of Psych Internship Prep Successful practices outside of managed care result from developing personal passions, creating opportunities. . . and reading this book! Walfish connects the reader not only to real psychologists who have found a variety of niches but also to ready-touse strategies and practical references. You're sure to find several ideas to expand your practice.ùJana N. Martin, PhD, independent practice and Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological insurance Trust Pchologists are increasingly dissatisfied with managed care companies, yet they lack sound guidance on developing a practice that is not insurance-based. This book illustrates 50 strategies for creating a practice that is not dependent on managed care or insurance. The contributors describe how they successfully, carved out a niche in areas as varied as family and divorce counseling, teaching and supervision, health care, product development, and organizational con-suiting. They also describe their practice arrangements, training experiences, and primary activities, as well as the pros and cons of the career path; effective business approaches; and useful professional resources, books, journals, websites, and societies. This book provides plenty of ideas for early career psychologists and graduate students interested in starting a private practice as well as for seasoned practitioners who want to develop alternative income sources to minimize dependence on insurance companies.

Body Psychotherapy

Author: Totton, Nick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335228119
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"...a well-rooted resource for bodywork courses and a useful introductory text for a broad audience." Caduceus "It's not a big book but it's got a vast amount of information and knowledge in it. ...if you are interested in getting a good overall picture of the subject you couldn't do better." The Fulcrum Body psychotherapy is an holistic therapy which approaches human beings as united bodymind, and offers embodied relationship as its central therapeutic stance. Well-known forms include Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Dance Movement Therapy, Primal Integration and Process Oriented Psychology. This new title examines the growing field of body psychotherapy: Surveys the many forms of body psychotherapy Describes what may happen in body psychotherapy and offers a theoretical account of how this is valuable drawing in current neuroscientific evidence Defines the central concepts of the field, and the unique skills needed by practitioners Accessible and practical, yet grounded throughout in current research Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction is of interest to practitioners and students of all forms of psychotherapy and counselling, and anyone who wants to understand how mind and body together form a human being.

Clinician s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis

Author: Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826124879
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A unique, state-of-the art, interdisciplinary resource on clinical hypnosis in psychology and medicine 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

The Practical Application of Medical and Dental Hypnosis

Author: Milton H. Erickson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317855469
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"During the past several years there have been ever-increasing numbers of physicians, dentists, and psychologists interested in hypnosis, both therapeutic and investigative. Reliable sources of clinical information and instruction were practically non-existent except for a few scattered individuals. To meet this need, to interest universities, and to stimulate medical and dental schools to an awareness of the importance of teaching clinical hypnosis, a group of experienced clinicians competent in teaching were formed. Throughout the United States, under the auspices of various professional societies and universities, this group conducted seminars on hypnosis. "This book is compiled from the tape recordings of dozens of those seminars, and thus it contains the material as it was presented, with all the simplicity, directness, and effectiveness of the classroom presentation. "It is no more, no less, than a comprehensive presentation of the material upon which thousands of clinicians throughout the United States have based the initiation and development of their successful clinical use of hypnosis." -Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1961)

Clinical Hypnosis Textbook

Author: Ursula James
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846194202
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Clinical hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help patients access positive states, reduce stress levels and embrace change. It can also enhance patient evaluation, diagnostic skills, and general communication, and provide stress management, goal setting and relaxation techniques for health professionals themselves. This book gives an overview of clinical hypnosis and its applications in medical settings, including self-hypnosis and inducing hypnosis in others. It explores the framework of a session, creating a unique therapeutic protocol using specific language patterns. It also examines the current and historical context of clinical hypnosis and its application, and provides a glossary of terms and useful contacts and websites. Accompanying audio material is also accessible online. Clinical Hypnosis Textbook can be used as an introduction for all health professionals, or to enhance session construction for experienced medical hypnosis practitioners.

Winning the Mind Game

Author: John H. Edgette
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845906713
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hypnosis is an invaluable tool that can quickly and effectively influence the subconscious mind and promote lasting change. This is an excellent resource for anyone currently working with athletes who wish to use hypnosis to improve performance, as well as everyone currently using hypnotherapy techniques wishing to expand into sport psychology.

The Handbook of Touch

Author: Dr. Matthew J. Hertenstein, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121926
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book is excellent in its coverage of neurobiological underpinnings through perception, measurement, and communication...a great resource for researchers and clinicians." Score: 94, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews "This is an expertly constructed volume, due mainly to an expert composition of authors forthe individual chapters. Every chapter is like opening a door to a different laboratory, eachexamining a unique corner of the tactile research universe."--PsycCRITIQUES "...a solid, authoritative resource."--New Hampshire Nurses Association Touch has received increased attention over the last few decades, with growing recognition of its profound import to all facets of life. The Handbook of Touch is the first authoritative, state-of-the-art resource for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the neurobehavioral foundations of touch and its many applications. This text provides an in-depth overview of the conceptual and empirical scope of the field. Chapters are written by a cadre of internationally known experts on touch, representing an expansive breadth of knowledge from behavioral, health, and neuroscience disciplines. Key Features: Integrates knowledge regarding the neurobiology of touch, covering the spectrum from skin physiology and somatosensory pathways to touch-related genes and proteins Synthesizes research about the neural processing and perception of touch Describes diverse methods for measuring touch behavior and human response to touch Discusses the role of touch in social communication, along with the influence of context and culture Presents cutting edge research that links touch to brain organization and plasticity, human development, and varied dimensions of health