This is a Revised Second Edition of Dr. Kroger's classic work on hypnosis, which describes successful hypnotherapy techniques for a wide range of medical, psychiatric, and dental conditions. Dr. Kroger's work in developing the concept of clinical hypnosis, and making it a part of the science of behavior modification, is generally regarded as the foundation of modern hypnotherapy. This Revised Second Edition features an introduction by Michael Yapko, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in short-term psychotherapy, which places Dr. Kroger's work in contemporary context.
A bound-in DVD features two of Dr. Kroger's filmed demonstrations of surgical procedures using hypnosis as anesthesia, one for childbirth and another for thyroid surgery, plus extensive commentary by Michael Yapko, PhD.
History of Hypnosis Phenomena of Suggestion and Hypnosis Theories on Hypnosis Misconceptions About Hypnosis Suggestibility Tests Factors That Influence Susceptibility to Hypnosis Laws of Suggestion Recognition of the Depth of the Hypnotic State Clinical Observations and Management of Various Depths of Hypnosis Hindrances to Hypnotic Induction Practical Hints for Hypnotic Induction Preinduction Talk Authoritarian or Direct Technics of Hypnosis Permissive or Indirect Technics Deepening Technics Autohypnosis Autogenic Training Group Hypnosis Antisocial Aspects of Hypnosis Dangers from Hypnosis Precautions in the Use of Hypnosis Precautions in Dehypnotization Medical Training, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Hypnosis Religious Attitudes: Comparative Evaluation With Hypnosis Magic, Spiritualistic Faith-Healing, and Hypnosis The Dynamics of Faith, Placebo Effect, and Hypnosis Biofeedback,Meditation, and Altered States of Consciousness Neurophysiologic Mechanisms in Mediation of Emotions at Nonhypnotic and Hypnotic Levels Psychophysiologic Mechanisms in the Production of Hypnotic Phenomena: Relation to Belief and Conviction Relationship of Semantics, Communication, and Perception to Hypnosis Learning Theory, Hypnosis, Behavior Modification, and Imagery Conditioning Some Relationships of the Physical and Behavioral Sciences to Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Hypnosis in Internal Medicine Hypnosis in Surgery and Anesthesiology Pain, Acupuncture, and Hypnosis Hypnosis in Obstetrics Hypnosis in Gynecology Hypnosis in Dermatology Hypnotherapy in Physical Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders Hypnosis in Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Rhinology Hypnosis in Genitourinary Conditions Hypnosis in Oncology Hypnosis in Pediatrics Hypnosis in Orthopedics Hypnosis in the Removal of Habit Patterns Hypnodontics: Hypnosis in Dentistry Miscellaneous Indications for Hypnosis Practical Hints in Hypnodiagnosis Practical Hints in Hypnotherapy Specialized Hypnotic Technics Comparative Evaluation and Criticisms of Hypnotherapy and Psychoanalysis Failures in Hypnotherapy