Integrative Hypnotherapy. Complementary approaches in clinical care

  • ID: 3687698
  • Book
  • 264 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Many health care professionals and complementary therapists use hypnotherapy as part of their package of care. Integrative Hypnotherapy provides fully evidence-based instruction on how to integrate the theory and practice of hypnotherapy into a range of clinical settings. It presents a combined approach of using hypnotherapy alongside other therapies, and is authored by a multidisciplinary team (nurses, psychologists, hypnotherapists and CAM therapists) who use hypnotherapy in their practice and is edited by well-known and popular educators in the field. The book is divided into two sections: key concepts and approaches in practice. The second section covers the application of hypnotherapy to specific situations/problems, eg managing pain, smoking cessation, gastro-intestinal disorders, life-threatening illness, anxiety, and weight management. Students and practitioners will be taken on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to reaching recommendations for best practice.


. Relates hypnotherapy theory and practice to health care settings

. Provides research evidence to support and develop practice

. Presents combined approach of using hypnotherapy with other CAM therapies  

. Provides practical clinical models and case studies to allow easy application of theory to practice.

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Section 1 Key concepts Chapter 1 The development of hypnotherapy in health care Chapter 2 An integrative model of hypnotherapy in clinical practice Chapter 3 Professional, ethical and legal issues in hypnotherapy Chapter 4 Research and hypnotherapy interventions Chapter 5 Working with the therapeutic relationship Chapter 6 Progressive muscle relaxation: a remarkable tool for therapists and patients

Section 2 Approaches in clinical practice Chapter 7 Anxiety and panic states: the CALM model Chapter 8 Recognising and integrating 'hypnotic trance' within touch therapy work Chapter 9 Body image, sexuality, weight loss and hypnotherapy Chapter 10 Helping a person go Smoke Free: a reflective approach Chapter 11 Hypno-psychotherapy for adjustment and resilience in cancer care Chapter 12 Hypnotherapeutic approaches to working with children Chapter 13 Hypno-psychotherapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders Chapter 14 Existential hypnotherapy in life-threatening illness

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Cawthorn, Anne Macmillan Living Well Specialist Practitioner, The Living Well Centre, Blythe House Hospice, High Peak, Derbyshire, UK.

Anne worked as a nurse and lecturer in rehabilitation for 25 years. She moved into the field of cancer and palliative care thirteen years ago when she took up the post as Complementary Therapy Coordinator at the Neil Cliffe Cancer Centre and St Ann's Hospice. In 2000 Anne took up a joint post working as a Lecturer Practitioner with the Psycho- oncology team at the Christie Hospital and the University of Manchester. She worked closely with Peter and has been involved in the integration of innovative psychological techniques and complementary therapies into the field of cancer rehabilitation.

Her teaching role involved being course leader for the cancer, palliative care and communications in practice modules. Her additional areas of interest include teaching healthcare professional to assess and manage patients sexual and body image concerns and teaching techniques to manage anxiety and phobias. She is currently working as a Macmillan Specialist Practitioner coordinating the Living Well with Cancer Service at Blythe House Hospice in the High Peak.
Mackereth, Peter A. Clinical Lead, Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

Peter is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies (CTs) at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester and University Reader in Integrated Health at the University of Derby (Buxton Campus). He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with MS.

In 2003 the Complementary Therapy team at the Christie received the prestigious Prince of Wales's Good Practice Award. In 2004 the team won the Dept of Health's Manchester and Regional Innovations Awards in Long-term Care. In 2005 Peter was given the National Public Servant Award hosted by the Guardian Newspaper. The team is currently working on a number of research and audit projects exploring outcomes for acupuncture, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, creative imagery/relaxation and reflexology. Peter has published widely and speaks regularly at conferences and study days.

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