"Hypnosis" is a word that has long conjured associations with the world of mystery, mysticism and the supernatural. Yet, while such misconceptions continue to be exploited and advanced in the popular media, scientists have placed hypnosis on a firm empirical footing, and clinicians have devised ever more creative and varied ways of incorporating hypnotic strategems and techniques into their work with clients. A boom in the number of professionals who have joined organisations that advance clinical hypnosis and the widespread use of hypnotic techniques in the treatment of psychological and medical disorders bear eloquent witness to the "legitimisation" or "normalisation" of hypnosis. This comprehensive book brings together over 40 of the most important practitioners, clinicians and theorists, who represent the gamut of orientations and applications. In 32 chapters, these authors juxtapose theory and research with some of the best examples from clinical practice. The book includes chapters on basic techniques of hypnotic induction, the various modes and models of hypnotherapy, general hypnotic techniques and procedures, and specific interventions for treating a wide variety of psychological disorders, ranging from anxiety disorders to multiple personality. The reader will also learn how hypnotic techniques are used in behavioural medicine, sports and forensic psychology, and the treatment of stress and trauma-related problems and disorders. In drawing together this diverse compilation, the editors hope to spur continuing creative scientific and practical investigations to enrich the field of clinical hypnosis for years to come.
American Psychological Association
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