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Handbook of hypnotic inductions /
George Gafner, Sonja Benson.
imprint
New York : W. W. Norton, c2000.
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x, 177 p.
ISBN
039370324X
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New York : W. W. Norton, c2000.
isbn
039370324X
general note
"A Norton professional book."
catalogue key
3649473
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sonja Benson, Ph.D., is a medical psychologist at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Summaries
Main Description
A separate chapter provides inductions appropriate for use with children. The Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions includes numerous clinical vignettes and addresses treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (including PTSD), chronic pain, adjustment disorders, and other problems commonly seen in the office setting. It teaches vital principles and concepts in hypnosis, such as hypnotic language, seeding, amnesia, ideomotor signaling, and Ericksonian utilization. Rich in metaphor and therapeutic stories, this book includes helpful notes for practice and the creation of individually tailored inductions. Without a good induction, there can be no good hypnotherapy. With this ready-to-use manual, therapists can build their confidence and creativity and ensure good hypnotic experiences for their clients.
Main Description
This useful resource provides over two dozen detailed scripts for inducing trance, deepening, realerting, and debriefing. It covers beginning to advanced hypnotic inductions in four main categories: conversational inductions, embedded-meaning inductions, confusional inductions, and directive inductions. A separate chapter provides inductions appropriate for use with children.The Handbook of Hypnotic Inductions includes numerous clinical vignettes and addresses treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (including PTSD), chronic pain, adjustment disorders, and other problems commonly seen in the office setting. It teaches vital principles and concepts in hypnosis, such as hypnotic language, seeding, amnesia, ideomotor signaling, and Ericksonian utilization. Rich in metaphor and therapeutic stories, this book includes helpful notes for practice and the creation of individually tailored inductions.Without a good induction, there can be no good hypnotherapy. With this ready-to-use manual, therapists can build their confidence and creativity and ensure good hypnotic experiences for their clients.
Unpaid Annotation
From the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, Gafner, codirector of the hypnosis training program, and medical psychologist Benson provide over two dozen detailed scripts for inducing trance, deepening, realerting, and debriefing. They cover beginning to advanced techniques for conversational, embedded-meaning, confusional, and directive inductions. A separate chapter discusses inductions appropriate for children.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Essential Considerations in Hypnotherapyp. 1
Introducing the Client to Tranceworkp. 1
Addressing Issues of Controlp. 2
The "Hidden Observer"p. 2
Eliciting Naturalistic Trance Experiencep. 3
Introducing Unconscious Processp. 3
Previous Experience with Trancework that was Positivep. 4
Previous Experience with Trancework that was Negativep. 5
Seedingp. 6
Communicating in Trance: Facilitating "the Dance"p. 6
Utilizationp. 7
The Settingp. 9
Your Voicep. 11
How to Use this Bookp. 11
General Conversational Inductionsp. 14
Eye Fixationp. 14
Don't Try Too Hardp. 21
Creating or Re-experiencing a Pleasant Scenep. 26
Perceiving Sensationsp. 31
Early Learning Setp. 35
Interspersalp. 43
Embedded-Meaning Inductionsp. 49
The Roadp. 49
Dissociationp. 59
Travelp. 65
Timep. 68
Going Insidep. 76
Slowing Downp. 81
Erickson Meets Huxleyp. 86
Rainmakerp. 92
Confusional Inductionsp. 96
Candle Flamep. 96
Mystifyingp. 104
Two-Operatorp. 108
Left-Rightp. 117
Directive Inductionsp. 122
Arm Catalepsyp. 122
Stiff Armp. 125
Coin Dropp. 129
Hand Levitationp. 132
Ice Bathp. 135
Inductions for Childrenp. 138
Hypnotherapy with Childrenp. 138
Utilizationp. 142
My Friend Johnp. 145
Glossaryp. 151
Hypnosis Organizationsp. 163
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 171
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