- Introduction: a roadmap for explanation, a working definition
- The domain of hypnosis, revisited
- Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should ask
- Dissociation theories of hypnosis
- Social cognitive theories of hypnosis
- How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding
- Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation
- A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approach
- Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability
- Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them?
- Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis?
- Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis
- Hypnosis and the brain
- Hypnosis, trance and suggestion: evidence from neuroimaging
- Hypnosis and mind—body interactions
- Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis
- Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy
- An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis
- Foundations of clinical hypnosis
- Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders
- Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions
- Hypnotic approaches to treating depression
- Hypnosis for health-compromising behaviors
- Treating children using hypnosis
- Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures
- Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders
- Trauma-related disorders and dissociation
- Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issues
- Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence
- Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs
- Hypnosis in the courts
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article addresses the application of hypnosis when a careful evaluation of the patient's symptoms, history, and functioning determines that a trauma model of psychotherapy is called for. It explains the concept of dissociation because that is a coping mechanism commonly called into play when there has been trauma. In fact, if a person's struggle to restabilize after trauma has reached the point that psychotherapy is necessary, dissociation has usually become problematic. This article describes the concept that the treatment of trauma, and the use of hypnosis in its treatment, can be simpler or more complex depending on the kind of traumatic event, when it occurred in the person's life and how long it went on. It reports two case studies to describe the aspects of trauma: Dr E, a forty-six-year old man who had been having trouble sleeping, and Mrs. Larchton who had a childhood pockmarked with significant trauma.
Mary Jo Peebles, PhD, Bethesda, MD, email@example.com
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