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    Hypnosis for Smoking Relapse Prevention: A Randomized Trial.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):159-171
    a University of California , San Francisco, California, USA.
    The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective than standard behavioral counseling in helping smokers to remain abstinent. A total of 140 current smokers were enrolled in a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial at an urban Veterans Affairs medical center. Participants (n = 102) who were able to quit for at least 3 days received either a hypnosis or behavioral relapse prevention intervention. Read More

    Self-Talk Monitoring and Utilization for Enhancing Hypnotic Induction.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):149-158
    a Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    In contemporary hypnosis, language constitutes the hypnotist's rudimentary instrument for developing and utilizing the hypnotic trance. In the current article, the author proposes a theoretical and clinical approach for using patient self-talk during hypnotic induction by discussing the influence of self-talk on consciousness regulation. The article includes some historical background on the use of language during hypnotic communication and demonstrates some clinical applications of patients self-talk in the process of hypnotic induction. Read More

    Hypnosis for Hot Flashes and Associated Symptomsin Women with Breast Cancer.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):123-136
    a Baylor University , Waco , Texas , USA.
    Women with breast cancer experience a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, treatment for women with breast cancer should target these symptoms and be individualized to patients' specific presentations. The current article reviews the common symptoms associated with breast cancer in women, then examines clinical hypnosis as a treatment for addressing these symptoms and improving the quality of life of women with breast cancer. Read More

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus Hypnosis for Distress During Breast Radiotherapy: A Randomized Trial.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):109-122
    a Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , New York , NY , USA.
    Radiotherapy is a common and effective treatment for women with breast cancer. However, radiotherapy has also been shown to adversely affect patients' emotional well-being. Currently, few mind-body interventions are designed to improve patients' quality of life during radiotherapy. Read More

    The Effectiveness of Hypnosis Intervention for Labor: An Experimental Study.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):172-191
    b University of Malaya , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.
    Hypnosis has been shown to help pregnant women experience improved labor and postpartum periods. The present study compares the differences between experimental (n = 23) and control groups (n = 22) on specific variables measured both during labor and 24 hr postpartum. The participants in the experimental group received the hypnosis intervention at weeks 16, 20, 28, and 36 of pregnancy, while those in the control group received only routine antenatal care. Read More

    Treating Panic Disorder Hypnotically.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):137-148
    a Private Practice , Fishersville , Virginia , USA.
    A hypnosis protocol for treating panic disorder is provided. The implementation of this protocol is demonstrated through a case example involving the successful treatment of a 28-year-old firefighter presenting with a 4-month history of near-daily panic attacks. Core principles associated with this protocol include: (1) Elementary education about the physiology of panic; (2) A review of primary factors contributing to the evolution and manifestation of panic; (3) Encouragement of physical activity; (4) Utilization of hypnosis applications; and (5) Monitoring and measuring progress evidenced by a reduction in the frequency and intensity of panic attacks. Read More

    Hypnosis in Cancer Care.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):4-17
    a Stanford University School of Medicine , Stanford , California , USA.
    Cancer affects a growing proportion of the population as survival improves. The illness and its treatment brings a substantial burden of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, insomnia, and grief. Here, the uses of hypnosis in the treatment of these cancer-related problems will be reviewed. Read More

    Psychological Effects of Group Hypnotherapy on Breast Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):68-84
    a Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza , Mexico.
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of group hypnotherapy on anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, optimism, and social support during chemotherapy, in patients with breast cancer, compared with a control group with standard medical care. Hypnotherapy consisted of 24 sessions that included suggestions to encourage relaxation, self-esteem, the resolution of past traumatic events, physical healing, and optimism. Results show that the hypnotherapy group significantly decreased anxiety, distress, increased self-esteem, and optimism in the first 12 sessions. Read More

    Cancer Palliation: Layered Hypnotic Approaches Mending Symptoms, Minding Hope, and Meaning.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):33-49
    b Jewish General Hospital, Segal Cancer Centre , Montreal , Quebec , Canada.
    Advanced cancer often produces significant symptoms such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and cachexia; many symptoms require medication adjustments in dose and route of administration, and most patients have significant symptom burdens near the end of life. Treatment strategies that integrate mind-body approaches, such as hypnosis, to improve symptoms are increasingly being studied and utilized. The current article addresses the role for adjunctive hypnotic approaches to relieve suffering from pain and other symptoms, while fostering hope, even in the midst of advancing illness, similar to Snyder's (2002) metaphorical painting of "a personal rainbow of the mind" (p. Read More

    Staying the Course: Using Hypnosis to Help Cancer Patients Navigate Their Illness.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):85-102
    a Harvard Medical School , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.
    Although sometimes maligned and often misunderstood, clinical hypnosis can be utilized as a powerful adjunct for the treatment of mind-body conditions, including cancer. Unlike customary medical regimens that treat diseases of the body and psychotherapies that address disorders of the psyche, hypnosis is a uniquely customizable multi-tool that can augment the treatment of both physical and emotional disorders as well as their complex interactions. This article presents a longitudinal, phase-oriented, clinical model that uses hypnosis in a series of sequential interventions that incorporate targeted suggestions to address the unfolding phases of the cancer continuum. Read More

    Hypnosis Attitudes: Treatment Effects and Associations With Symptoms in Individuals With Cancer.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):50-67
    a University of Washington , Seattle , Washington , USA.
    Attitudes about hypnosis are associated with hypnotic responsiveness. However, little is known about how hypnosis attitudes change with treatment and if those changes are associated with better outcomes. This study examined whether an intervention based on the Valencia Model of Waking Hypnosis combined with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy changed attitudes about hypnosis in a sample of patients with a history of cancer. Read More

    Self-Hypnosis Classes to Enhance the Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jul;60(1):18-32
    a Medical Hypnosis Consultants , PLLC , Durham , North Carolina , USA.
    The Healing Skills Project, consisting of five, four-session self-hypnosis classes, was a pilot-study to evaluate the impact of self-hypnosis on the quality of life for breast cancer patients. The impact of self-hypnosis in women with breast cancer was measured using a self-report instrument, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast, pre- and post-intervention (Brady, et al., 1997; Maratia, Cedillo, & Rejas, 2016). Read More

    Volitional and Nonvolitional Responses to Hypnotic Suggestions: Predictors and Subjective Experience.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):393-413
    b Chestnut Hill College , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, USA.
    This investigation combined the data from two studies that used modified scoring of the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (Shor & Orne, 1962) to evaluate deliberate, volitional responses to suggestions. One study also employed subjective ratings of each item of the Harvard Scale, with comparisons of nonvolitional, volitional, and non-responses. Based on the assumption that participants would have marked volitional responses as positive responses using the traditional scale, the traditional scoring method was found to inflate mean hypnotic responsiveness by nearly one point. Read More

    Hypnosis as a Valuable Tool for Surgical Procedures in the Oral and Maxillofacial Area.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):414-421
    c Harvard Medical School , Charlestown , Massachusetts , USA.
    Hypnosis is a valuable tool in the management of patients who undergo surgical procedures in the maxillofacial complex, particularly in reducing and eliminating pain during surgery and aiding patients who have dental fear and are allergic to anesthesia. This case report demonstrates the efficacy of hypnosis in mitigating anxiety, bleeding, and pain during dental surgery without anesthesia during implant placement of tooth 14, the upper left first molar. Read More

    On Suggestibility and Placebo: A Follow-Up Study.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):385-392
    a McGill University , Montreal , QC , Canada.
    Identifying what makes some people respond well to placebos remains a major challenge. Here, we attempt to replicate an earlier study in which we found a relationship between hypnotic suggestibility and subjective ratings of relaxation following the ingestion of a placebo sedative (Sheiner, Lifshitz, & Raz, 2016). To assess the reliability of this effect, we tested 34 participants using a similar design. Read More

    The Social Before Sociocognitive Theory: Explaining Hypnotic Suggestion in German-Speaking Europe, 1900-1960.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):422-439
    a Keele University , Keele , United Kingdom.
    The article intends to retrace and review German discourse on hypnotic suggestion from 1900 onward, demonstrating the variety of arguments advanced to account for the social relationship in the hypnotic setting well before the emergence of sociocognitive theory. Using Spanos's distinction between "happenings" and "doings," it shows how, in the case of the "social" in early 20th century German texts on (hypnotic) suggestion, the passive observer, recipient, or victim of hypnosis, a trope familiar to the discipline for many decades, was called into question. This image, however, was not called into question by scientists experimenting in laboratories. Read More

    The Hypnotic Induction in the Broad Scheme of Hypnosis: A Sociocognitive Perspective.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):363-384
    b Ohio State University at Lima , Lima , Ohio , USA.
    Researchers and clinicians typically divide hypnosis into two distinct parts: the induction and the suggestions that follow. We suggest that this distinction is arbitrary and artificial. Different definitions of hypnosis ascribe different roles to the hypnotic induction, yet none clearly specifies the mechanisms that mediate or moderate subjective and behavioral responses to hypnotic suggestions. Read More

    Promoting Safety in Hypnosis: A Clinical Instrument for the Assessment of Alertness.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):344-362
    a George Washington University School of Medicine , Washington , DC , USA.
    Hypnosis has long demonstrated its power to facilitate various approaches to psychotherapy. Like other potent modalities, hypnosis may produce unwanted effects. Although its negative sequelae are usually mild and transient, more serious complications may occur. Read More

    Reorienting Hypnosis Education.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):235-259
    b Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester , New York , USA.
    The legacy model of professional clinical hypnosis training presents a restrictive frame increasingly incompatible with our evolving understanding of psychobiology, health, and care. Emerging science recognizes human experience not as disease and diagnosis, but as manifestations of individual, uniquely-endowed, adaptively self-regulating systems. Hypnosis is a particularly well-suited discipline for effecting beneficial change in this paradigm. Read More

    Hypnosis Training and Education: Distinctive Features of Training Hypnosis Educators.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):260-275
    b Center Point Medicine , La Jolla , California , USA.
    Much of the field of hypnosis education focuses on what to teach (content) and who to teach (professional identities). A deserving area of focus, and less often addressed, is how to teach basic hypnosis concepts. Worldwide models for teaching hypnosis have mostly included lecture, demonstration, and practice, with little attention paid to the meta-level of educational principles (i. Read More

    Hypnosis Training and Education: Experiences with a Norwegian One-Year Education Course in Clinical Hypnosis for Children and Adolescents.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):282-291
    a Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.
    Although the efficacy of clinical hypnosis is well documented, its implementation in clinical practice is far from completed and there are few reports of systematic, professional training. This article gives a historical overview and description of a 1-year training program in clinical hypnosis which started in Norway in 2008 and has been held yearly since then. We describe the present education course with respect to aims, conceptual framework, structure, target groups, teaching themes, and experiences. Read More

    Yearning for the Vastness of the Sea: Reflections and Commentary on Professional Training in Hypnosis.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):311-315
    a Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis , Indiana , USA.
    Educational programs are a major focus of most professional hypnosis societies. Many of these programs rely on traditional curricula and teaching strategies with variable success. The articles in this special issue examine and critique these training models and suggest innovative approaches to professional education with an emphasis on more uniform course content and goals and more dynamic and effective educational processes. Read More

    State-of-the-Art Pediatric Hypnosis Training: Remodeling Curriculum and Refining Faculty Development.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):292-310
    a National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI) , Golden Valley , Minnesota , USA.
    Training in pediatric hypnosis has been part of clinical hypnosis education in the United States since 1976. Workshops expanded over time and are now taught by highly experienced pediatric clinicians across the globe. In 1987, a small vanguard of North American faculty, academic pediatricians, and pediatric psychologists taught a 3-day pediatric hypnosis workshop at the national meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP). Read More

    Training in Therapy-Induction Without Scripts.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):276-281
    a Phoenix , Arizona , USA.
    Hypnotic induction for the purposes of psychotherapy is more than a collection of techniques. Instead, the induction process should be individualized to each client as Erickson (1958) explained years ago. Training professionals in hypnosis and induction then must avoid reading written scripts and healthcare professionals must understand that attention and personal contact are required in order to successfully participate in improvisational communication and the nuances of interpersonal entrainment of psychotherapy. Read More

    A Comparison of Hypnotic Induction, Task Motivation, and a "Cold Start" Control Group on Hypnotizability.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2016 Oct;59(2):214-30
    a West Chester University of Pennsylvania , West Chester , Pennsylvania , USA.
    Groups of participants (N = 164) were randomly assigned to three conditions: Group 1 received a trance induction, Group 2 received task-motivational instructions, and Group 3-"cold start" control-was simply told, "We will begin the hypnosis procedure now." All participants received the Creative Imagination Scale suggestions and then completed the Creative Imagination Scale and Inventory Scale of Hypnotic Depth. The three conditions did not differ significantly either on the Creative Imagination Scale or in reported hypnotic depth. Read More

    Induction Technique: Beyond Simple Response to Suggestion.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2016 Oct;59(2):204-13
    a Washington State University , Pullman , Washington , USA.
    The hypnotic induction is intended to induce hypnosis. This implies that what is sought is intended to go beyond what might be wrought by mere suggestion, expectancy, and social influence. The experimentally controlled research showing that the induction makes a difference and how small changes in wording of suggestions can produce orthogonal responses is briefly reviewed. Read More

    Perspectives on Pathways to Induction: Confronting Unexpected Challenges.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2016 Oct;59(2):186-203
    a Temple University Medical School , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.
    In clinical practice, the process of induction may prove more complex and nuanced than its presentation in workshop training would suggest. The relatively straightforward cognitive and instrumental educational domains address defining the concept of induction and instructing workshop participants about how inductions can be performed. However, in work with patients, factors relevant to the attitudinal domain of education become increasingly salient and speak to the importance of how the person inducing hypnosis relates to the person in whom hypnosis is to be induced and how that person goes about crafting a constructive rather than formulaic approach to the induction of hypnosis for a unique individual. Read More

    Conscious/Unconscious Dissociation Induction: Increasing Hypnotic Performance With "Resistant" Clients.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2016 Oct;59(2):175-85
    a Phoenix , Arizona , USA.
    Milton H. Erickson promoted several approaches to psychotherapy using hypnosis. In the last decades of his life, his work moved away from the use of redundant suggestion and a predominance of direct suggestion in favor of indirect suggestion. Read More

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