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If you suffer from chronic pain, whether as a result of an injury, illness, or accident, you know it can interfere with every aspect of your life. You may also know the medical treatments currently available are limited and, for many, ineffective. Current research has shown hypnosis to be an effective treatment for managing chronic pain, and almost all patients who learn self-hypnosis skills benefit from this approach. The hypnosis treatment found in this workbook has been scientifically tested and proven effective for reducing the intensity of chronic pain, including migraines, back pain, and tension headaches, among others. This workbook explains how to use these techniques to manage your chronic pain and take back control of your life and your health. Used in combination with the program described in the corresponding therapist guide, this workbook teaches you self-hypnosis skills for lessening your pain, enhancing your sleep, and improving your mood. The first chapters will help you understand how hypnosis works by changing how your brain deals with information it receives from the body. The complete hypnosis treatment described in this book, alongside the treatment you receive from your clinician, will ultimately teach you skills for pain management that you can use at any time, and for the rest of your life. "An excellent blueprint to understanding pain and the fundamentals of how hypnosis combined with CBT can offer pain amelioration. Perfect, even for uninitiated practitioners who wish to use empirically based scripts."-Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D., The Milton Erickson Foundation "Pain can too easily enslave people, holding them captive in many different ways. It is a liberating theme of empowerment that echoes throughout Dr. Jensen's work: he empowers clinicians to work more knowledgeably and skillfully with people who suffer painful conditions using his therapist guide, and he encourages the suffering individual to break free from pain's grip with the practical pain management skills taught in his workbook. Dr. Jensen's vision for the many ways hypnosis can help reduce the debilitating effects of painful conditions is fresh, inspiring and should be regularly integrated into every pain management program."-Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and author of Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (Third Edition) and Treating Depression with Hypnosis
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Table of Contents

Part I Understanding Pain ; Chapter 1 The Biological Basis of Pain ; Chapter 2 How Thoughts and Coping Responses Influence Pain ; Part II Understanding Hypnosis ; Chapter 3 What is Hypnosis? ; Chapter 4 What Hypnosis can do for Pain ; Part III Using Self-Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management ; Chapter 5 Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: The Basics ; Chapter 6 Practicing Self-Hypnosis: Entering the Hypnotic "State" ; Chapter 7 Using Self-Hypnosis for Pain and Fatigue Management ; Chapter 8 Using Self-Hypnosis for Thought and Mood Management ; Chapter 9 Using Self-Hypnosis for Activity and Sleep Management ; Chapter 10 Summary and Conclusions

About the Author

Mark P. Jensen is Professor and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center. He has published more than 250 articles and book chapters on pain assessment and management, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain.

Reviews

This is a very important book, because of the great need for chronic pain treatment and because hypnosis is a very successful approach to this. It has a clear structure, is scientifically sound and up-to-date, and explains how hypnosis can work particularly well when combined with other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy. * Hypnose * Readers will come away with an overview of how to approach using hypnosis with those experiencing chronic pain and a good sense of both the issues involved in working with chronic pain and in using hypnosis. The workbook is likely to be useful for patients wishing to consider whether hypnosis may be useful for them as well as those who are actually engaged with the approach. * Dr Angela Busuttil, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy *

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