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Waking hypnosis for waking people: Why from Valencia?

Waking hypnosis for waking people: Why from Valencia? Capafons, A. (2004). Waking hypnosis for waking people: Why from Valencia? Contemporary Hypnosis, 21(3), 136-145. This article presents a cultural analysis of the reasons that waking hypnosis is widely accepted in Spain. These reasons relate to several features of the Spanish people, including their attitude towards others, […]

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Trance and treatment: Clinical uses of hypnosis

Trance and treatment: Clinical uses of hypnosis Mott, Thurman Jr Spiegel, Herbert & Spiegel, David (2004). Trance and treatment: Clinical uses of hypnosis (2nd Edition). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, xxvii + 545 pages, $52.00. Reviewed by Thurman Mott, Jr., MD, Ijamsville, MD. This is the second edition of an outstanding book; it has been […]

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Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis, The

Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis, The McNeal, Shirley A The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis. William G. Domhoff. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (2003). 170 pages, $49.95. Reviewed by: Shirley A. McNeal, Ph.D., San Francisco, CA. In this book William Domhoff presents his […]

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Subconscious Guided Therapy With Hypnosis

Subconscious Guided Therapy With Hypnosis Anbar, Ran D Abstract Two adolescents were hospitalized with incapacitating symptoms: one with headache, back pain, and an inability to walk, while the other had headache, musculoskeletal pain, nausea, and emesis. Medical evaluation did not reveal an etiology for the symptoms of either patient. Consultation with child psychiatry services yielded […]

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Hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy during breast cancer radiotherapy: A case report

Hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy during breast cancer radiotherapy: A case report Schnur, Julie B Abstract This case report describes an effort to control two primary side-effects of breast cancer radiotherapy (fatigue and skin discomfort) that used a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy with hypnosis (CBTH). Two patients, matched on demographic and medical variables (marital status, employment […]

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Can Hypnosis Reduce Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors? A Literature Review

Can Hypnosis Reduce Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors? A Literature Review Elkins, Gary Hot flashes are a significant problem for many breast cancer survivors and can cause discomfort, insomnia, anxiety, and decreased quality of life. In the past, the standard treatment for hot flashes has been hormone replacement therapy. However, recent research has found […]

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A metaphor for functional digestive disorders

Cleaning up the river: A metaphor for functional digestive disorders Zimmerman, Joseph The irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habits and various other digestive symptoms. Emotional factors are important in some patients. I describe here a metaphor which links the altered motility of the digestive system to the emotional contents it […]

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Cognitive-behavioral theories of counseling: Traditional and non-traditional approaches

Cognitive-behavioral theories of counseling: Traditional and non-traditional approaches Gravitz, Melvin A Sapp, M. (2004). Cognitive-behavioral theories of counseling: Traditional and non-traditional approaches. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewed by V. K. Kumar, Ph.D., Dept of Psychology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA. Dedicated to his students, Marty Sapp’s textbook is written with not […]

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Brief therapy: Lasting Impressions

Brief therapy: Lasting Impressions Peters, Patricia Zeig, Jeffrey K. (Ed.) (2002) Brief therapy: Lasting Impressions. Phoenix, AZ: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Press, xiii + 468 pages, hardcover. Reviewed by: Patricia Peters, BA, Honeybrook, PA, and John Edgette, PsyD, Rosemont, PA. The Fourth Brief Therapy Conference, sponsored by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, was held […]

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On the use and usefulness of an old metaphor, The

“therapeutic tertium”: On the use and usefulness of an old metaphor, The Hammond, D Corydon Peter, B. (2004). The “therapeutic tertium”: On the use and usefulness of an old metaphor. Hypnos, 31(1), 22-32. The author believes that Erickson’s concept of the “unconscious” has reactivated the concept of a “therapeutic tertium” that has been an essential […]