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- Thomas W Wall
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):218-238
a Seattle , Washington.
The relationship between hypnosis and psychoanalysis has always been complex, and often acrimonious. When Freud abandoned hypnosis as both the foundation of his theory building and his clinical intervention of choice, the two approaches and the theories associated with them have often seemed separated by enormous rifts, theoretical, clinical, and political. Yet throughout their considerable estrangement for over more than a century, each has much to offer to the other. Read More
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):298-301
- Mary J Peebles
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):239-261
a Private Practice , Bethesda , MD.
Over 50 years of empirical data demonstrate unequivocally that psychotherapy can cause harm as well as good. Two therapist factors increasing harm risk are inadequate assessment of patients' vulnerabilities and certain attitudes/affects. Adding hypnosis as a technique within psychotherapy heightens risk for harm because: (a) trance can unexpectedly expose patient vulnerabilities (through loosening reality orientation, lessening structure, generating unfamiliar sensations and perceptions, and intensifying access to interior information such as emotions and imagery); and (b) trance can unexpectedly increase porousness to therapist's attitudes/affects (through heightening mental receptivity to the internal states of others). Read More
- Richard P Kluft
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):201-215
a Temple University School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
Sigmund Freud developed what became psychoanalysis in the context of his experiences with hypnosis and the treatment of the grand hysterics of his era, conditions largely classified among the dissociative disorders in contemporary systems of diagnosis. He rapidly constructed understandings of the human mind and human distress that replaced the concept of dissociation and a model of pathology that was passive (associated with reduced psychic cohesion), with the paradigm of an active defensive process he termed repression, and an understanding that psychological discomfort was the outcome of intrapsychic conflict. In short order Freud repudiated hypnosis, initiating the schisms that subsequently separated the study and practice of hypnosis from the study and practice of psychoanalysis. Read More
Catching a Wave: The Hypnosis-Sensitive Transference-Based Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
- Ira Brenner
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):279-295
a Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
In this article, I will describe the way in which I work with enactment-prone dissociative patients in the transference. This approach requires an appreciation of the phenomena of hypnosis and the auto-hypnotic aspects of some forms of dissociation. Essentially, I learn from the patient and my interactions with the patient how hypnotic phenomena and auto-hypnotic defenses manifest themselves in the therapeutic relationship in order both to understand them and ultimately to bring them under conscious control. Read More
Lang, Elvira. (2014). Managing your medical experience. Brookline, NY: Hypnagesics, LLC, 178 pp., $11.95 (soft cover), ISBN: 978-1499705539.
- Thomas W Wall
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):296-297
a Clinical Psychology Seattle Pacific University Seattle , Washington.
- John A O'Neil
Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jan;60(3):262-278
a McGill University , Montreal , Québec , Canada.
Hypnosis predates psychoanalysis, when autohypnotic pathologies were identified through the lens of hypnosis, and labeled "hypnoid hysteria" in the language of the day. The broad spectrum of disorders then subsumed under that term is still reflected in ICD-10's subset, "F44-Dissociative (Conversion) Disorders." Freud initially embraced both hypnoid hysteria and hypnosis, but came to abandon hypnosis and, by extension, hypnoid hysteria as well. Read More
The discriminating therapist: Asking "how" questions, making distinctions, and finding direction in therapy by Yapko, Michael D.
- Evelyn A Segal
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):192-194
a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood , Illinois.
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
The road to calm workbook, life- changing tools to stop runaway emotions by Daitch, Carolyn & Lorberbaum, Lissah.
- Molly DeLaney
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Oct;60(2):195-196
a Past President, American Society of Hypnosis Maine Psychological Association , Damariscotta , Maine.
- Joseph Meyerson
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
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
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
- David B Reid
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
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
- Arnoldo Téllez,
- Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla,
- Jorge Luis Martínez-Rodríguez,
- Dehisy M Juárez-García,
- Omar Sanchez-Armass,
- Teresa Sánchez,
- Guillermo Segura,
- Leticia Jaime-Bernal
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
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
- Carol Ginandes
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
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
- Holly Forester-Miller
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
- Gil Montenegro,
- Luiza Alves,
- Ana Luiza Zaninotto,
- Denise Pinheiro Falcão,
- Rivadávio Fernandes Batista de Amorim
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
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
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):445-447
The Social Before Sociocognitive Theory: Explaining Hypnotic Suggestion in German-Speaking Europe, 1900-1960.
- Anthony D Kauders
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
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
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From real life to cyberspace (and back again): Helping our young clients develop a strong inner selfie-A clinician's guide by Goldfus, Tobi.
- Linda Thomson
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):443-444
a Ludlow , Vermont.
- Richard P Kluft
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Apr;59(4):440-442
a Temple University School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA.
- Hedy A Howard
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
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
Clinical hypnosis in pain therapy and palliative care: A handbook of techniques for improving the patient's physical and psychological well-being by Brugnoli, Maria Paola.
- Eric K Willmarth
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):318-320
a Saybrook University , Oakland , California.
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
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops Plenary Sessions.
Am J Clin Hypn 2017 Jan;59(3):323-325
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.
- Elgan L Baker
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