Essentials of Hypnosis Second Edition provides a warm and rich introduction to the fascinating field of hypnosis by one of its leading experts. Readers may be surprised to discover that some of the most important methods in modern integrative health care have a foundation in hypnosis, and that modern neuroscience is regularly learning new things about brain functioning from brain scanning studies of hypnotized individuals. The emphasis in Essentials of Hypnosis Second Edition is on the use of hypnosis as an effective tool of treatment. Thus, readers will enjoy and benefit from the wealth of clinical insights and helpful hints Dr. Yapko offers for the skilled use of hypnotic principles and methods. The essentials of this dynamic field are well captured in this practical volume
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing near San Diego, California. He is internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, brief psychotherapy, and the strategic treatment of depression, routinely teaching to professional audiences all over the world. The author of more than a dozen books, including the leading hypnosis text Trancework (4th edition), he is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the International Society of Hypnosis, the American Psychological Association's Society of Psychological Hypnosis (Division 30), and the Milton H. Erickson Foundation for his innovative contributions in advancing the fields of hypnosis and psychotherapy.
SECTION ONE: Developing Your Perspective About Hypnosis 1. Discovering Hypnosis and Why Its Value Keeps Growing 2. Hypnosis Can Be Used in Many Different Contexts 3. The Myths about Hypnosis and Why Common Sense Matters 4. Models of Hypnosis: How You Think About Hypnosis Determines How You'll Use It 5. The Brain, the Mind, and the Body in Hypnosis 6. The Gift of Being Responsive to Hypnosis 7. The Changes in Your Experience During Hypnosis 8. Conditions for Conducting Hypnosis Sessions SECTION TWO: Putting Hypnosis to Work 9. Structuring Suggestions 10. Helpful Hints for Constructing Hypnosis Sessions 11. Strategies of Hypnotic Induction and Deepening 12. Hypnotic Phenomena: Eliciting and Utilizing Hypnotic Resources 13. Designing and Delivering Goal-Oriented Hypnotic Interventions 14. Hypnotic Patterns Commonly Employed in Treating Common Problems 15. Sample Hypnosis Session Transcripts for Common Problems 16. Clinical Hypnosis and Managing Pain 17. Utilizing Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents 18. Re-thinking "Resistance" to Hypnosis, Potential Hypnotic Hazards and Ethical Guidelines