Therapeutic Hypnosis

A Brief, In-Depth Overview

by Dr. George Steven Edward Grattan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781480803916
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781480803930
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781480803923

About the Book

Psychotherapy is a scientifically proven form of treatment, and neuroscience has justified hypnosis as a convenient method to train our minds to change our brains. Even so, hypnosis remains widely misunderstood. In Therapeutic Hypnosis: A Brief, In-Depth Overview, author Dr. Steve Grattan offers an outline of therapeutic hypnosis, allowing for the rapid development of powerful and compelling interventions.

Looking into both past and present uses of hypnosis and hypnotism, Grattan clears up many misconceptions surrounding the practice by exploring it as a part of psychodynamic psychotherapy. This guide presents new evidence from neuroscience and from the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and details many short, instructive case studies, revealing the essence of hypnosis and demonstrating the benefits of this often-misunderstood mind activity. It also discusses the roles of suggestion, trance, family therapy, and self-hypnosis.

With a concise and simple approach, Grattan explains the powerful techniques and uses of hypnosis in modern-day therapy and provides a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of hypnosis.

About the Author

Dr. Steve Grattan trained with the Canadian Institute of the Law Enforcement Hypnosis Institute, did four years of postgraduate training at the Gestalt Institute of the National Capital, and completed a doctorate in acupuncture. He is also the author of Smoking Cessation by Self-Hypnosis, along with several articles on hypnosis. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada.