New Books on Hypnosis

Traumatic Dissociation:
Neurobiology and Treatment (Paperback)

by Eric Vermetten (Editor), Martin Dorahy (Editor), David Spiegel (Editor)
Editorial Reviews
Product Description
Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment offers an advanced introduction to this symptom, process, and pattern of personality organization seen in several trauma-related disorders, including acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the dissociative disorders.
Our understanding of traumatic dissociation has recently been advanced by neuroimaging technology, empirically-based investigation, and an acknowledgment of its importance in psychopathology. The authors of this volume tie these findings together, tracking the condition from its earliest historical conceptualization to its most recent neurobiological understanding to provide even greater insight into traumatic dissociation and its treatment.
Bringing together for the first time theoretical, cognitive, and neurobiological perspectives on traumatic dissociation, this volume is designed to provide both empirical and therapeutic insights by drawing on the work of many of the main contributors to the field. Opening chapters examine historical, conceptual, and theoretical issues and how other fields, such as cognitive psychology, have been applied to the study of traumatic dissociation. The following section focuses specifically on how neurobiological investigations have deepened our understanding of dissociation and concluding chapters explore issues pertinent to the assessment and treatment of traumatic dissociation. The interacting effects of traumatic experience, developmental history, neurobiological function, and specific vulnerabilities to dissociative processes that underlie the occurrence of traumatic dissociation are among some of the key issues covered. The book’s significant contributions include

  • A review of cognitive experimental findings on attention and memory functioning in dissociative identity disorder
  • An appreciation of how the literature on hypnosis provides a greater understanding of perceptual processing and traumatic stress

About the Author
Eric Vermetten, M.D., Ph.D., is Head of Research for Military Mental Health at Central Military Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Martin J. Dorahy, Ph.D., is Clinical and Research Psychologist at the Trauma Resource Centre, North & West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, and Research Tutor in the School of Psychology at The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
David Spiegel, M.D., is Jack, Lulu, and Sam Wilson Professor at the School of Medicine, Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing; 1 edition (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158562196X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585621965

Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis: An Evidence-based Approach (Dissociation, Trauma, Memory, and Hypnosis Book Series) (Hardcover)

by Steven Jay Lynn (Author), Irving Kirsch (Author)

Editorial Reviews
Book Description
The best complete and fundamental textbook on clinical hypnosis available. Written by master therapists and educators Steven Jay Lynn and Irving Kirsch, it bridges the research-practice gap, bringing hypnosis into mainstream evidence-based clinical psychotherapy. Through session transcripts, illustrative case examples, and step-by-step procedures, this volume explores the benefits of incorporating hypnotic methods into treatment plans for such common disorders and conditions as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain and medical conditions, smoking, and eating disorders. Appealing to a broad range of practitioners and students, including psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, and dentists. The book weaves together history, scientific evidence, and vivid applications material. Helps novices get started with basic inductions and suggestive methods, describing when and when not to use hypnotic procedures. More advanced techniques are also covered, along with various theoretical perspectives on hypnosis, up-to-date literature reviews, and unflinching discussions of thorny issues including the use of hypnosis for memory recovery.
Product Details

  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) (November 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591473446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591473442

Hypnotherapeutic Techniques: Second Edition (Hardcover)

by Arreed Barabasz (Author)
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Book Description
Two premier hypnotherapists Arreed Barabasz and John Watkins collaborate on a new edition of this award-winning text, a collection of techniques and information about hypnosis that no serious student or practitioner should be without. A thorough and practical handbook of various hypnotherapeutic measures, it contains illustrative examples and logically argued selection methods to help practitioners choose the ideal method for a needed purpose. Section by section, it breaks out the various methods and phenomena of hypnosis into easily digested chunks, so the reader can pick and choose at leisure. An excellent practical guide and reference that is sure to be used regularly. The authors have a wide and longstanding experience on the subject and thus can stay on clinically approvable methods.
Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (December 29, 2004)
  • Language: English ISBN-10: 0415935814 ISBN-13:978-0415935814

Hypnosis and Communication in Dental Practice David Simons, Cath Potter and Graham Temple

This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the twin skills of communication and hypnosis. The book speaks directly and in a jargon-free style to all members of the dental team. It demonstrates how by bringing this combination of skills into the armoury of the dental practitioner, compromises in dental care which are so often driven by the anxieties of patients might be eliminated.
Its authors invite you to build rapport and relationships with your patients in ways that are accessible, appropriate, and confidence building. They demonstrate how hypnosis can save a great amount of clinical time through the use of post-hypnotic suggestions and other strategies.
The book uses case histories and instructional scripts to teach you how to improve your communication skills. It enables you to begin using hypnosis in some of the most frequently encountered dental situations. Amongst other topics, the book covers the management of fear, anxiety and pain, sedation techniques, the treatment of children and programmes for smoking cessation.
The ultimate aim of Hypnosis and Communication in Dental Practice is to improve the quality of your working life and thereby to enhance the quality of dentistry for you, your patients and the entire dental team.

  • Section 1
    • Chapter 1    History and Development of Hypnosis in Medicine
    • Chapter 2    Theories and Nature of hypnosis
  • Section 2
    • Chapter.3    Rapport in Dental Practice
    • Chapter 4    Demystifying Hypnosis
    • Chapter 5    Stage Hypnosis
    • Chapter 6    Communicating with Patients
  • Section 3
    • Chapter 7    Induction
    • Chapter 8    Deepening
    • Chapter 9    Alerting
    • Chapter 10 Hypnotic Communication
    • Chapter 11 Ericksonian Suggestions
    • Chapter 12 Use of Metaphor
  • Section 4
    • Chapter 13 Ego-strengthening
    • Chapter 14 Ideomotor Signaling
    • Chapter 15 Post-hypnotic Suggestions
    • Chapter 16 Anchoring
    • Chapter 17 Self-hypnosis
    • Chapter 18 Management of Bleeding
    • Chapter 19 Management of Salivation
    • Chapter 20 Management of Aphthous Ulceration
  • Section 5
    • Chapter 21 Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Chapter 22 Abreaction and Affect Bridge
    • Chapter 23 Pain, Fear and Anxiety
    • Chapter 24 Management of Fear and Anxiety
    • Chapter 25 Management of Pain
  • Section 6
    • Chapter 26 Habit Management
    • Chapter 27 Bruxism
    • Chapter 28 Gagging
    • Chapter 29 Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting
    • Chapter 30 Smoking Cessation
  • Section 7
    • Chapter 31 Hypnosis with Children
    • Chapter 32 Hypnosis as an adjunct to Sedation

296pp; ISBN 978-1-85097-116-0; Price £38

Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All-Natural Plan for Lasting Relief (Paperback)

by Maggie Phillips (Author)

Product Details
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books (September 25, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1556436769
ISBN-13: 978-1556436765
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Editorial Reviews
“Maggie Phillips uses her considerable expertise in hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing, and the treatment of pain to create an intelligent, holistic, refreshing new roadmap for reversing pain. Her approach is smart and sophisticated, yet user-friendly and accessible. Most important, her methods work.”–Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal and creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series
“Reversing Chronic Pain offers specific, practical, and effective pathways out of physical suffering. Perhaps more important, it provides hope, so desperately needed by people who have been dragged by persistent pain into hopelessness and despair.”–Bill O’Hanlon, author of Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life, Thriving through Crisis, and Pathways to Spirituality
“Reversing Chronic Pain is a tremendously helpful guide for dissolving fear and trauma that perpetuate chronic pain. Maggie Phillips’s gentle and soothing style is wonderfully reassuring and healing. Simply reading this book will lend some relief, but when you use the techniques, well-deserved miracles are bound to happen.”–Fred Gallo, PhD, author of Energy Psychology and Energy Tapping for Trauma
“Reversing Chronic Pain fills a niche that has been sorely lacking in the pain management field. An important book for physicians, psychotherapists, and anyone who suffers from this ubiquitous and poorly-understood condition.”
–Robert Scaer, MD, author of The Body Bears the Burden and The Trauma Spectrum
“Maggie Phillips has written the first truly multi-modal, mind-body therapy self-help book for people with chronic pain. She offers usable, nuts-and-bolts techniques that can be used by readers in pain and pain professionals alike. I could not put this book down.”–Bruce N. Eimer, PhD, ABPP, author of Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now and Pain Management Psychotherapy
Book Description
Reversing Chronic Pain offers a dynamic framework for joining body and mind to speed the healing of traumatic pain from the body level up. Each chapter presents a body-centered skill set that can be mastered through a broad menu of practice exercises. The resulting interlinked somatic building blocks help readers shift from physical pain to body awareness, and from unstoppable suffering to heartfelt connection and peace.
Building on the AIDS cocktail approach that reflects the fact that chronic pain is complex and no one tactic is likely to solve the problem, renowned expert Maggie Phillips presents a 10-1 pain plan comprised of easy strategies based on somatic experience. Even if the reader’s pain is perceived as a “10” at the onset of the program, with 10 being intolerable, the somatic building blocks help shift the pain one point at a time until it gradually diminishes to “1” or even “zero.” Showing how the common professional interventions—medication, physical therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback—may be more harmful than healing, Reversing Chronic Pain stresses self-treatment throughout, involving sufferers in attaining lives not simply endured but actively enjoyed.