Now for the first time this book brings together all the threads of excellent clinical practice in hypnotherapy. Written and presented in a concise and readable format, it offers an authoritative guide to all of the recognized disorders in the DSM-IV and ICD-10.
The editors address each of DSM-IV's main groups of psychological disorder and for each presents the symptoms, differential diagnosis, possible causes, contributing factors and suggested modes of treatment appropriate to each case. When hypnosis is clearly called for, scripts have been provided in many instances to assist in the delivery of the appropriate therapy, along with detailed explanations of a variety of hypnotic inductions. When hypnosis is not a recommended protocol, that is indicated as well.
This single-volume reference resource for the experienced practitioner or student wishing for an up-to-date survey of hypnotherapy will become the classic reference manual of the future. --- from the publisher
“The Handbook of Hypnotic Interventions is one of the most comprehensive books in the field of hypnotherapy. By incorporating ICD-10 and DSM-IV classifications, the diagnosis of each disorder becomes objective, based on internationally accepted criteria. Clinicians can diagnose and communicate at a professional and scientific level, rather than being purely subjective views. The editors have also gone to great lengths in discussing differential diagnosis and all the currently available interventions, including pharmacotherapy, which makes this book more elegant. I am confident that this book will be a very valuable addition to each and every therapist’s consulting room.--Professor V M Mathew, MBBS, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director
“I have seldom had the pleasure of reading such an approachable and comprehensive work on hypnotherapy. The book takes the reader – whether student or experienced professional - through the various types of disorder they are likely to encounter, dealing with causes, symptoms, treatment and expected results. It also contains an excellent selection of scripts and techniques for trance inductions and the establishment of ideomotor response which will be bound to add to any reader¹s existing portfolio. This is a book I would happily recommend to any hypnotherapist, whether experienced or newly qualified.”--Ursula Markham, D.Hyp., MHF.,Founder of The Hypnothink Foundation.