- 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 focuses on professional consultations with emphasis on key points derived from selected cases, along with techniques and issues involving the use of hypnosis in exercise and sport settings. Athletes, coaches, and sports medicine physicians sometimes request hypnosis for performance enhancement, as well as for the restoration of previous levels of performance following compromise. A fundamental question in both cases involves the matter of actual capacity. As this article states there are a number of case reports and research studies applying quasi-experimental designs to address whether or not human physical performance can be enhanced with hypnosis. Unfortunately, most of the hypnosis research dealing with physical performance has relied on the use of tasks that are governed by the individual's subjective decision to continue or discontinue exertion. This article further examines some case studies and exhibits the results from other case studies.
William P. Morgan, EdD University of Wisconsin—Madison, email@example.com
Aaron J. Stegner, PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org
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