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This book is a scientifically current, integrative, and practical guide for understanding clinical hypnosis and its place within a new health care paradigm.
Blending four original short stories with a treatise, it alternates narrative prose with health science discourse to create a framework for embracing systemic emotional and relational elements that lie beyond diagnosis, medication, surgery, and psychotherapy. Following the stories of four characters, the authors establish an empirically-grounded conceptualization of the mind, then demonstrate how practical applications of therapeutic hypnosis can help readers use individual and family resources in health and healing.
Clinicians will learn to improve their care by embracing emotional, relational, and narrative elements that powerfully affect health beyond diagnosis, medication, surgery, and psychotherapy. Further, health care educators and policy makers will find inspiration that enriches professional training.
About the Author
Laurence Irwin Sugarman, MD, is a general pediatrician, author, and research professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He focuses on mind-body health.Julie Hope Linden, PhD, is a psychologist and past president of the International Society of Hypnosis. She teaches globally and specializes in the treatment of trauma.Lee Warner Brooks, MA, JD, has written in a variety of genres, including the Shakespearean sonnet. He has recently retired from teaching writing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn/Ann Arbor.