Trancework, the most comprehensive guide to learning the fundamental skills of clinical hypnosis, is now available in an updated and improved third edition. Yapko clearly and dynamically introduces readers to a broad range of hypnotic methods and techniques that will greatly enhance the effectiveness of preferred modes of therapy. Chapters are filled with new and practical information, including extensive academic references, sample transcripts, thorough summary tables of key points, and interviews with leading figures in the field-Jay Haley, Theodore X. Barber, Ernest R. Hilgard, David Spiegel, Jeffrey Zeig, and Karen Olness, among others. This new edition specifically addresses the growing emphasis within psychotherapy on proving efficacy through empirical data, the controversy of repressed memory that has divided the profession, and the advances in cognitive neuroscience that are stimulating new research. For newcomers, Trancework is an authoritative primer, demystifying hypnosis and offering step-by-step instruction for integrating it into clinical practice.
Those familiar with hypnotic procedure will welcome Yapko's presentation of influential theories, controversies, treatment approaches, and rich case material. All readers alike are guided through personal and professional enrichment as they discover the art and science of clinical hypnosis as presented in this essential guide.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Conceptual Framework. What is Hypnosis, and Can it Help? - A. M. Weitzenhoffer; The Myths about Hypnosis, and a Dose of Reality - D. B. Cheek; Conceptualising Hypnosis - H. J. Crawford; The Brain in Hypnosis - W. Kroger, Contents of Hypnosis - T. X. Barber; The Social Psychology of Human Suggestibility - M. H. Erickson; Matters of the Mind - K. Thompson; Responsiveness to Hypnosis. The Phenomenology of Hypnosis. Conditions of Conducting Hypnosis Sessions - E. R. Hilgard; Structured Approaches to Accessing Hypnotic Repsonsiveness. Part 2: Practical Framework. Structuring Suggestions - J. K. Zeig; Helpful Hints for Performing Hypnosis. Formal Strategies of Hypnotic Induction. Hypnotic Phenomena: Eliciting and Utilizing Hypnotic Resources - D. Speigel; Designing and Delivering Hypnotic Interventions. Hypnotic Parrers Commonly Employed in Psychotherapy. Treatment Dynamics and Sample Hypnosis Session Transcripts for Common Problems. The Case of Vicki: Hypnosis for Coping with Terminal Cancer. When People Respond in Non-ideal Ways - K. Olness; Hypnotic Hazards and Ethical Guidelines; Appendix A: Hypnosis Organisations for Professionals and Journal Information; Appendix B: Supplemental Materials from M. D. Yapko.
Michael D. Yapko is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice. He is a national and international trainer in brief therapy approaches to psychotherapy and director of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of San Diego. Yapko is internationally recognized for his work in the active treatment of depression, the use of clinical hypnosis and his advancement of the use of outcome-focused, short-term psychotherapy.