Hypnotherapy Scripts A Neo-Ericksonian Approach to Persuasive Healing

ISBN-10: 0876305478

ISBN-13: 9780876305478

Edition: 1990

Authors: Ronald A. Havens, Catherine R. Walters

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Acknowledgments
Concepts and Instructions
A Neo-Ericksonian Orientation
The Effectiveness of Scripts
Pain Is the Primary Symptom
Comfort Is the Primary Goal
Our Multiple Minds Must Interact
Injured Interactions Cause Pain
Injuries Elude Examination
Pain Leads to the Source
Awareness Promotes Healing
Assistance May Be Needed
Conclusion
Conducting a Diagnostic Trance
How the Diagnostic Trance Process Works
Focus on the Discomfort
Wait and See
Imagine the Solution
Example of a Diagnostic Trance
Why and When to Use a Diagnostic Trance
On Doing Hypnotherapy
How Trance and Hypnotherapy Work
Pre-Trance Considerations
Steps in the Hypnotherapeutic Process
Guidelines for the Use of This Book
Scripts
Trance Induction
Induction Selection Criteria
Basic Induction Script
Another Basic Induction Script
Confusion Induction Script
Conversational Induction Script
Naturalistic Induction Script
Revivification Induction Script
Simulation Induction Script
Eye Fixation and Arm Levitation Ratification Induction Script
Eye Closure Ratification Induction Script
Brief Induction Scripts
Traditional Self-Hypnosis Training Script
Rapid Self-Hypnosis Training Script
Direct Approaches to Change
The Nature of Direct Statements
Example of Treatment Using Direct Statements
The Nature of Direct Suggestions
The Nature of Similes
A Direct Approach for Creating a Pleasant Experience
A Direct Approach for Establishing Goals: Posthypnotic Predetermination
A Generic Direct Approach: # 1
A Generic Direct Approach: # 2
A Direct Approach for Depression
A Direct Approach for Low Self-Esteem
A Direct Approach for Anxiety
A Direct Approach for Victims of Abusive Childhoods
A Direct Approach for Impotence and Anorgasmia
A Direct Approach for Premature Ejaculation
A Direct Approach for Unexplained Infertility
A Direct Approach for Insomnia
A Direct Approach for Self-Consciousness
A Direct Approach for Psychophysiologic Disorders
A Direct Approach for Procrastination
A Direct Approach for Rehearsing Future Performance
General-Purpose Metaphors
Just Trust the Unconscious
Lake Life
Building a House
The Train Trip
Erickson's Wisdom
The Movement of Ideas
Vacations
Managing Chronic and Acute Pain
Chronic Pain Management Script
Anticipated Short-Term Pain Management Script
Recovering From Trauma and Grief
Little Dreams: A metaphor script for adult survivors of child sexual abuse
An Apple Tree: A metaphor script for adult survivors of a recent assault
Prediction and Control: A metaphor script for adult survivors of disasters and acts of terrorism
Saying Goodbye: A metaphor script for adult survivors of child abuse and childhood trauma
Buried Treasures: A metaphor script for adult victims of child sexual abuse
Letting Go: A metaphor script for unresolved grief or bereavement
Dealing with Depression
The Wicked Stepmother: A metaphor script for depression with underlying self-criticism
The Wreck: A metaphor script for depression associated with a sense of failure and helplessness
Royal Service: A metaphor script for depression associated with self-defeating efforts to please or protect others
The Hearing Test: A metaphor script for low self-esteem
Alleviating Unwarranted Fears
The Worst Thing: A metaphor script for anxiety disorders
Inflated Resumes: A metaphor script for social phobias
A Quiet Birth: A metaphor script for generalized anxiety and panic attacks
Fortune Telling: A metaphor script for phobias
Alien Thoughts: A metaphor script for obsessive-compulsive disorders
Concentration and Success in Work, School, and Sports
Raising Dogs: A metaphor script for procrastination
The Invisible Barrier: A metaphor script for removing self-imposed boundaries to achievement and fear of success
Contents under Pressure: A metaphor script for test or performance anxiety
Climbing Mountains: A metaphor script for fear of failure in any endeavor
Knot Perfect: A metaphor script for worries about being imperfect
Microscopes: A metaphor script for nervousness about public speaking and sales presentations
Magnifying Glass: A metaphor script for enhanced concentration
Absolute Amazement: A metaphor script for experiencing iflowi or getting into the izone, i
Overcoming Sexual Problems
Dinner for Two: A metaphor script for improving male attitudes about sex
Learning to Ride: A metaphor script for sexual inhibitions in general
Beautiful Gifts: A metaphor script for premature ejaculation
Explosions: A metaphor script for female anorgasmia
Looking: A metaphor script for impotence
Enhancing Relationships
World War I: A metaphor script for interpersonal conflicts perpetuated by old hurt feelings
Territoriality: A metaphor script for jealousy
Playgrounds: A metaphor script for insecurity and mistrust
Droughts: A metaphor script for difficulties with emotional commitments
Become as Little Children: A metaphor script for parental attitudes toward their children
Medical Issues
Protective Ants: A metaphor script for increasing immune system responses to infections
Raft Trips: A metaphor script for high blood pressure
Breakdowns: A metaphor script for cardiac anxieties following a heart attack
Warming Trends: A metaphorical and direct approach for migraines
Drawing Attention: A metaphor script for insomnia
Trust: A metaphor script for relaxation prior to dental work, surgery, chemotherapy, and other intrusive medical procedures
Problems in Living
Antiques: A metaphor script for dealing with an unwanted divorce
True Believers: A metaphor script for people who are obsessed by thoughts and feelings about old lovers or ex-spouses
Breaking Free: A metaphor script for mid-life crises
Migrations: A metaphor script for uncertainties about career or life goals
Magnetic Attractions: A metaphor script for spiritual longings
Impulse Control and Habit or Addiction Problems
A Smoking Abstinence Script
A Weight Management Script
A Generic Habit Problem Script
Carry On: A metaphor script for compulsive gambling
Outlaws: A metaphor script for kleptomania
Trance Termination Procedures
Reviewing Trance Learnings
Ratification Suggestions
Reorientation to Wakeful Awareness
Distractions
Follow-up Questions
Writing Your Own Hypnotherapy Scripts
Writing Trance Induction Scripts
Writing Metaphorical Anecdotes
Recording, Listening, and Editing
Postscript
Results of the Research Project to Study the Effectiveness of Scripts
References
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