- 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
Acute pain refers to pain associated with tissue damage, or that is experienced with noxious stimulation that would produce tissue damage if it continued. More serious examples of acute pain include pain associated with diagnostic procedures and medical treatments that themselves produce tissue damage, such as lumbar punctures or bone marrow aspirations. In addition to painful diagnostic procedures, there are a host of invasive medical interventions that can result in severe acute pain. As this article explains, hypnotic treatments are among a number of nonbiomedically-focused treatments that have been shown to result in significant reductions in pain and improvement in overall quality of life in persons with acute and chronic pain. This article is aimed at the clinician who is interested in helping patients better manage acute or chronic pain with hypnosis. It begins with an overview of pain, and presents the essential components of modern biopsychosocial models of pain.
Mark P. Jensen, PhD, University of Washington.
David R. Patterson, PhD, University of Washington,
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