Edited by Donald C Brown, MD.
This comprehensive volume explores the biology of hypnosis and its applications in medicine, dentistry, and pain prevention and management. Drawing from presentations at the 6th Annual Frontiers of Hypnosis Assembly held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. Brown has created a Table of Contents that will be of interest to the broad swath of clinicians. These chapters will inform the thinking and practice both of clinicians who already use hypnosis and those who are interested in knowing more about its efficacy and potential. The original material has been copiously updated and expanded for this volume.
Divided into three sections, contributions range from 'Mind/Body Communication' and 'The Biology of Hypnosis' to 'Pain, Anxiety and Dental Gagging in Adults and Children' and 'Treating Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents'. The closing chapter on 'Evidence Based Hypnosis for Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery and Preterm Labor' clarifies the importance of hypnosis in pain prevention and in supporting the well-being of mother and child.