Hartland's Medical and Dental Hypnosis, 4th Edition
New to this edition
- This future edition builds on the traditional aims and scope of the very popular and successful Hartland's
- Includes more of a discussion of theory and research (clinical and academic) - with more informed summary of theoretical issues and a summary of evidence-based applications of hypnosis. This is important for professionals who wish to apply to their employees or funding bodies for financial assistance to train in hypnosis
- A more empirical approach, for the clinical application of hypnosis - the models that are used to justify the various uses of hypnosis are based on modern knowledge
- Eclectic therapeutic approaches - appealing for a wide range of schools but the main theoretical grounding will be "cognitive-behavioural"
- Easier to use - new structure of the topics and applications
- Anxiety, sleep, smoking, weight-loss, psychosomatic complaints, pain - applications for hypnosis for these conditions are presented in depth
- Hypnosis for areas which require highly specialist knowledge, training and experience - post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa, sexual abuse, severe personality disorder and others - is dealt with in summaries, giving extra references for the specialist reader
- Still an essential introductory text!
- Continues the level of excellence set in previous editions of Hartland
- Highly practical and accessible in its scope and approach
- Offers clear guidelines on key hypnosis techniques, plus safety considerations
- Overviews the psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive, and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy for the unfamiliar reader
- Challenges traditional conceptions of hypnosis as a therapeutic medium and offers an eclectic framework based on mainstream cognitive-behavioural approaches
- Reviews all the main applications of hypnosis in medicine, dentistry and psychiatry and psychology, referring to evidence from clinical research
- Gives sample scripts which offer the reader a "springboard" to clinical practice
- Explores ethical issues in clinical practice, possible adverse effects (including the 'recovered memory' controversy), issues concerning lay practitioners and stage hypnosis with reference to the current literature.