Hypnosis and Stress provides a practical approach to using hypnosis with patients suffering from a wide range of stress related problems. Innovative in its approach, this book integrates traditional approaches in hypnosis with Ericksonian and Rossi's approach to hypnotherapy.
The most up-to-date research is discussed and a flexible, 'hands-on' framework is provided for practicing hypnotherapy, including:
detailed guidelines on conducting clinical interviewsexamples of preparing the patient for hypnosistemplates of clinical 'scripts' for use in sessionssolutions for dealing with catharsisdiscussion of inter-professional collaboration.
Interventions are suggested for a wide range of stress problems in both adults and children, including anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, sleeping problems, pain and other psychosomatic conditions.
This practical guide provides a useful introduction to hypnotherapy for professionals such as counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and physicians. The breadth of information included ensures it will also appeal to the more experienced clinician.
Dr. Peter Hawkins is Visiting Professor in Psychotherapy at the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI) in Portugal.
LIST OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS SCRIPTS. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. FOREWORD. PREFACE. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Chapter 1 Contextual Understandings. Chapter 2 Hypnosis and Stress. Chapter 3 The Hypnosis Session: Clinical Issues. Chapter 4 Ego-Strengthening. Chapter 5 Hypnoanalytic Approaches. Chapter 6 Treatment of Specific Problems (1). Chapter 7 Treatment of Specific Problems (2). Chapter 8 Children and Families. POSTSCRIPT. REFERENCES. INDEX.