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    Hey Wait! I Just Thought of Something Else! Advaita and Clinical Hypnosis.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jul;61(1):18-33
    b University of Alberta, Edmonton , Alberta , Canada.
    While much has been made of the value of Buddhist mindfulness in clinical treatment, little attention has been given over to its parallels, if not antecedents in Hindu philosophy. Buddhist traditions in the vipassana, ch'an and zen tradition, and the practices associated, find their roots in Advaita philosophy and practice. This article looks at the useful/effective nature of Advaita and its specific application in clinical hypnosis. Read More

    Mindful Self-Hypnosis for Self-Care: An Integrative Model and Illustrative Case Example.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jul;61(1):45-56
    a Baylor University , Waco , Texas, USA.
    The combination of mindfulness and self-hypnosis could provide a tool that is easily implemented by individuals who want to care for their well-being in times of high stress. Each discipline has been shown to be effective in relieving stress, and integration could further facilitate change while creating a tool that is highly accessible. There are many similarities between the two practices, such as focusing of attention and the emphasis on mind-body connection. Read More

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis as Treatment Methods for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jul;61(1):57-69
    a Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
    Individuals suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience a broad range of physical, emotional, and cognitive distress. A hallmark of GAD is anxiety around making decisions. Many clinicians notice improvements in patients through specific modalities, such as mindfulness, hypnosis, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); however, these individual methods sometimes fall short. Read More

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Skin Disorders.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jul;61(1):34-44
    a University of South Florida , Tampa , FL, USA.
    Mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy integrates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy to improve physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of skin disorders. Meditation, including mindfulness meditation, and hypnosis both utilize trance phenomena to help produce focalization and specific improvements in skin disorders through psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunologic mechanisms. Hypnosis, cognitive hypnotherapy, focused meditation, and mindfulness meditation are discussed with respect to improving various skin disorders including acne, acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, prurigo nodularis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo. Read More

    The Association Between Mindfulness and Hypnotizability: Clinical and Theoretical Implications.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Jul;61(1):4-17
    a The University of Queensland , Brisbane , Australia.
    Mindfulness-based interventions and hypnosis are efficacious treatments for addressing a large number of psychological and physical conditions, including chronic pain. However, there continues to be debate surrounding the relative uniqueness of the theorized mechanisms of these treatments-reflected by measures of mindfulness facets and hypnotizability-with some concern that there may be so much overlap as to make the mechanism constructs (and, therefore, the respective interventions) redundant. Given these considerations, the primary aim of the current study was to examine the degree of unique versus shared variance between two common measures of mindfulness facets and hypnotizability: the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and the Stanford Hypnotic Clinical Scale. Read More

    The Rate of Adverse Events Related to Hypnosis During Clinical Trials.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):357-366
    a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Bethesda , MD , USA.
    The rate of adverse events associated with medical and psychological interventions is important to regulators who oversee clinical research. There have been relatively few reports on the frequency of adverse events associated with hypnosis. The current article collected data from a publically available register (ClinicalTrials. Read More

    Freud's Rejection of Hypnosis, Part I: The Genesis of a Rift.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):307-323
    a Temple University School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
    Modern psychoanalysis begins with Sigmund Freud's study of hypnosis and the treatment of the grand hysterics of the fin de siècle. In the process of developing his own paradigm, Freud came to reject the use of hypnosis and turned his attention away from the severe hysterias. These decisions began what has become, notwithstanding noteworthy exceptions, over a century of estrangement and disengagement between the fields of hypnosis and psychoanalysis. Read More

    Psychometric Analysis of the Barber Suggestibility Scale in a Clinical Population.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):386-402
    b University of Barcelona , Spain.
    The aim of the study was to administer the Barber suggestibility scale to a clinical population in Spain and to examine its psychometric properties therein. The reliability and factor structure of the adapted scale was compared with that of the original (American) scale and with data from two other versions (British and Puerto Rican samples). Sex differences in suggestibility were also analyzed. Read More

    An Extension Study Using Hypnotic Suggestion as an Adjunct to Intravenous Sedation.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):378-385
    a West Chester University of Pennsylvania , West Chester , PA , USA.
    The effects of hypnosis/therapeutic suggestion in connection with intravenous sedation and surgery have been described in many clinical publications; however, few randomized, controlled, and blind studies have been performed in the outpatient area. The original study published in 2010 aimed to evaluate the use of hypnosis/therapeutic suggestion as an adjunct to intravenous sedation in patients having third molar removal in an outpatient setting. The patients were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group. Read More

    Integrating Hypnosis with Other Therapies for Treating Specific Phobias: A Case Series.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):367-377
    a Private Practice , New York , New York , USA.
    There is a high prevalence of anxiety disorders including specific phobias and panic disorder in the United States and Europe. A variety of therapeutic modalities including pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, systematic desensitization, hypnosis, in vivo exposure, and virtual reality exposure therapy have been applied. No one modality has been entirely successful. Read More

    Two are Better Than One: Dual-Track Interventions in Hypnotherapy.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):348-356
    a Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Clinic , Tel Aviv, Israel.
    The current article provides clinical conceptualizations of six dual-track interventions for dealing with stuck and resistant situations in hypnotherapy. Dual-track interventions are based on the assumption that patients habitually regard their problems as one-dimensional and thus, tend to become rigid in their attitudes toward these problems. Dual-track interventions constitute hypnotherapeutic processes for transforming patients' negative and rigid perceptions of their problems into more positive and functional mental states that provide a dual-dimensional view, thereby offering patients more options and freeing them to contend with their problems more effectively. Read More

    Freud's Rejection of Hypnosis, Part II: The Perpetuation of a Rift.
    Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Apr;60(4):324-347
    a Temple University School of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
    Freud's rejection of hypnosis gave rise to a rift between clinical hypnosis and psychoanalysis that has endured for over a century. A review of Freud's rationales (Kluft, 2018a/this issue) demonstrates that while some stemmed from what he considered advances, others appear strongly influenced by his promoting the superiority of his "psycho-analysis" at the expense of hypnosis. Mainstream psychoanalysis continues to endorse the perpetuation of rationales Freud asserted nearly a century ago, and an oral lore of related supportive statements. Read More

    Hypnosis: A Psychodynamic Perspective.
    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

    Harm in Hypnosis: Three Understandings From Psychoanalysis That Can Help.
    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

    Reconsidering Hypnosis and Psychoanalysis: Toward Creating a Context for Understanding.
    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).
    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

    Hypnosis and Psychoanalysis: Toward Undoing Freud's Primal Category Mistake.
    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

    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

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