This landmark book explores the biology of hypnosis and its applications in medicine, dentistry, and pain prevention and management. Drawing from presentations at the 6th Annual Frontiers of Hypnosis Assembly held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. Brown has created a Table of Contents that will be of interest to the broad swath of clinicians. These chapters will inform the thinking and practice both of clinicians who already use hypnosis and those who are interested in knowing more about its efficacy and potential.
The original material has been copiously updated and expanded for this volume. Divided into three sections, contributions range from Mind/Body Communication; and The Biology of Hypnosis; to Pain, Anxiety and Dental Gagging in Adults and Children; and Treating Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents. The closing chapter on Evidence Based Hypnosis for Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery and Preterm Labor clarifies the importance of hypnosis in pain prevention and in supporting the well being of both mother and child.
With contributions from: David Spiegel, MD; Jose Maldonado, MD; Bruce Lipton, PhD; George Fraser, MD; Marlene Hunter, MD; John G. Lovas, DDS; David A. Lovas, MD; Gabor Filo, DDS; Ashley A. Goodman, DDS; Donald Corey Brown, MD; A. Max Chaumette Jr., MD; James Straub, EdD; Vicki Straub, PhD; and Leora Kuttner, PhD Hypnosis is a multifaceted approach road-tested and still evolving. The experts who come together in this volume tell us much about what is known and what is yet to be discovered. They demonstrate specific ways in which hypnosis can be used alone or in concert with other approaches to facilitate the various phases of prevention, intervention, and follow-up in medicine and dentistry. Their combined perspective points to the importance of incorporating advances in hypnosis into a more general approach to wellness and healing in order to empower the many advances being made in technology and technique.