Therapist Stories of Inspiration Passion and Renewal

Author: Michael F. Hoyt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136240096
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Psychology

Why do you practice psychotherapy? In this exciting volume, some of the field’s leading therapists tell true stories which evoke the pleasures, joys, and satisfactions that inspire passion for therapeutic work. Rather than focusing on the stresses and strains of being a clinician, these dramatic, poignant, wise, sometimes humorous and always soulful stories will help you gain (or regain) hope and excitement, and ultimately inspire a recommitment to a profession that, at its heart and soul, is about helping people.

A Critical History of Hypnotism

Author: Saul Marc Rosenfeld
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477177167
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Genre: Psychology

Despite more than two centuries of having tacitly recognized its enormous potential utility, the phenomenon of hypnosis has always been commonly regarded with outright Fear and Loathing. How is it possible that something as beneficial to humanity as hypnosis ever came to be viewed in such a horrible manner? I intend to show that the history of hypnotism provides us with the clue to this unfortunate legacy; and I've neither spared anyone's feelings nor pulled any punches in this quest to reveal the shamefully appalling level of incompetence and ignorance that has characterized the (mis)use of this phenomenon since its discovery by Mesmer more than two hundred years ago.

Stories We ve Heard Stories We ve Told

Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199328277
Release Date: 2014-09-26
Genre: Social Science

This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Integrative Hypnotherapy E Book

Author: Anne Cawthorn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702049842
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: Medical

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. KEY FEATURES • 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.

The Handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy

Author: Brent B. Geary
Publisher: Erickson Foundation Press
ISBN: UOM:39015056191540
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Psychology

Forty-one international academics and practitioners contribute to this collection of papers honoring the work and legacy of Milton H. Erickson. Thirty-six contributions are organized into a section on principles and one on practices. A sampling of topics: social influence, expectancy theory, and Eri

Flash of Insight

Author: Stephen S. Pearce
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205145728
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Medical

"Keeping pace with today's interest in, and awareness of, narrative and metaphor in psychotherapy, this new resource provides practitioners with an extremely concise overview of Milton Erickson's work; a simple, systematic, seven-step approach to employing narrative and metaphor effectively; and an encyclopedic compendium of fables, myths, anecdotes, quotes, fairy tales, and stories to put to immediate use." "In Flash of Insight, author Stephen Pearce shows how metaphor works, how it helps clients to establish a sense of cultural identity, and how using narrative with them can be physically and emotionally curative and redemptive - while actually speeding up the therapeutic process. Interdisciplinary in scope and application, the book draws on linguistic, anthropological, and psychological currents to emphasize the importance of narrative and metaphor which influence thought and behavior both in the therapeutic setting and in the lives of people."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Room for Change

Author: Evie McClintock
ISBN: 0205284388
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Psychology

This book presents a well-organized, step-by-step description of how therapy unfolds from first contact to termination. This is an excellent introduction to the process of therapy, written by an eclectic therapist in an appealing manner. Divided into three sections, chapter titles include Languages of Possibility; Contact; Space; Know-How; and Change. For psychologists and counselors or anyone with an interest in the therapy process.

One Small Step

Author: Yvonne M. Dolan
Publisher: Papier-Mache Press
ISBN: 1576010554
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Self-Help

Using case histories and solution-focused and Ericksonian therapy techniques, Yvonne Dolan offers a fresh approach to post-therapy healing for anyone who has worked through issues of being a victim or a survivor of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and wants to feel good and embrace life.

Encyclopedia of Medical Organizations and Agencies

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787669008
Release Date: 2004-08-01
Genre: Medical

pThis resource brings you instant access to public and private agencies concerned with medical information, funding, research, education, planning, advocacy, advice and service. pSixty-nine subject chapters represent an entire range of contemporary medical fields: allergy and immunology, alternative medicine, biomedicine, chiropractic, gastroenterology, hypnosis, neurology, osteopathic medicine, reproduction and family planning, substance abuse and more. Entries provide contact and descriptive information for the organizations listed. A name and keyword index, as well as a subject cross-index, make finding information easy.