Medical Hypnosis Primer: Clinical and Research Evidence

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This brief Primer, assembled by top recognized hypnosis authorities, briefly presents the basic concepts of modern medical hypnosis and encourages mental health care practitioners to learn how to use hypnosis as an adjunct to standard medical care. It also lays the groundwork for the teaching and practice of hypnosis as part of the required syllabus for every medical and nursing school as well as graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology. Medical Hypnosis Primer goes far in advancing the medical and factual aspects of this still greatly misunderstood field, and is of great value to practitioners, teachers, and students.

Author Biography

Arreed Franz Barabasz, EdD, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist in practice and Professor at Washington State University. He is the Editor for the International Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and is Past President of SCEH and the Society of Psychological Hypnosis-American Psychological Association. Karen Olness, MD, FAAP, ABMH, is Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Global Health at Case Western Reserve University. She is Past President of ISH, SCEH, ASCH, and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Robert Boland MD, MPH, DBA, ITP, is Professor at International University in Geneva, Switzerland. He trained at Johns Hopkins in preventive medicine and international health. Stephen Kahn, PhD, is a psychologist in practice, a Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Clinical Hypnosis program at Adler School of Professional Psychology. He is the Director of the Institute for Clinical Hypnosis and Research in Chicago and Past President of SCEH.

Table of Contents

Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Hypnosis conceptsp. 1
Overviewp. 1
Common evidence-based uses of hypnosisp. 2
Hypnosis definedp. 3
Hypnotizabilityp. 4
Learning how to use hypnosis for your patientsp. 5
Example of a hypnotic-like experiencep. 6
Conclusionsp. 8
Hypnosis testingp. 11
Introductionp. 11
Measurementsp. 12
Clinical tests of hypnotizabilityp. 13
Other clinical scalesp. 14
Stability of hypnotizabilityp. 15
Setting the context for treatmentp. 15
A method of self-hypnosisp. 16
Conclusionsp. 17
Acute painp. 19
Overview: Using hypnosis for acute painp. 19
Evaluating the patient with acute painp. 20
Development and negotiation of the treatment planp. 22
Hypnosis for acute pain crisesp. 22
Hypnosis for procedures that cause acute painp. 23
Conclusionsp. 24
Chronic painp. 25
Overviewp. 25
Evaluation of the patient with chronic painp. 26
Development and negotiation of the treatment planp. 28
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: Inductionsp. 29
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: Suggestions to enhance outcomep. 30
Hypnosis for chronic pain management: Suggestions for analgesia and comfortp. 31
Conclusionsp. 32
Childhood problemsp. 33
Overviewp. 33
Preparing to teach children self-hypnosisp. 34
Research in hypnosis with childrenp. 35
Assessment of the childp. 36
Approaches to teaching childrenp. 36
Self-hypnosis and pain managementp. 37
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)p. 41
Overview of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)p. 41
Diagnostic categoriesp. 41
Assessmentp. 43
Treatmentp. 43
PTSD and hypnosisp. 43
Psychological treatment of PTSD using hypnosisp. 45
Hypnosis for release of unbound affectp. 45
Conclusionsp. 48
Surgeryp. 53
Introduction: Using hypnosis before surgeryp. 53
What the research has shownp. 53
Obtaining the historyp. 54
Tranceworkp. 54
Summaryp. 58
Childbirthp. 59
Introduction: Self-hypnosis for childbirthp. 59
Childbirth as an adventurep. 60
The childbirth partnerp. 61
Pain managementp. 62
Variations in sensory preferencesp. 63
Hypnosis for operative childbirthp. 63
Working with varying cultures and religious beliefsp. 64
Conclusionsp. 64
Hypnosis and sleepp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Insomnia as a risk factor for depressionp. 66
Treatment options for depression-related insomniap. 66
Hypnosis and psychotherapy for insomniap. 67
Hypnosis, targeting rumination, and enhancing sleepp. 68
Hypnotic approachesp. 69
Indications and contraindicationsp. 70
Conclusionsp. 71
Depressionp. 73
Hypnosis for major depressionp. 73
Description of major depressive disorder (MDD)p. 74
Stages of cognitive hypnotherapy for depressionp. 75
Session 1: Clinical assessmentp. 75
Session 2: First aid for depression-protocolp. 75
Sessions 3-6: Hypnotic cognitive behavior therapyp. 76
Sessions 7-8: Hypnosisp. 77
Sessions 9-12: Cognitive restructuring using hypnosisp. 78
Other hypnotic opportunitiesp. 79
Session 13: Attention switching and positive mood inductionp. 79
Session 14: Active interactive trainingp. 80
Session 15: Social skills trainingp. 81
Session 16: Ideal goals/reality training and conclusionsp. 81
Booster and follow-up sessionsp. 81
Conclusionsp. 81
Stress and anxietyp. 83
Introductionp. 83
Researchp. 83
Assessmentp. 84
Four stages of treatment of anxietyp. 84
Conclusionsp. 86
Procedural hypnosisp. 87
Development of procedural hypnosisp. 87
Evidence for the efficacy of procedural hypnosisp. 89
Considerationsp. 89
Conclusionsp. 90
Hypnosis glossaryp. 91
Contributor contactsp. 99
International and national societies of hypnosisp. 101
Further studyp. 109
Referencesp. 111
Indexp. 127
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