Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy

The Legacy of Buddhism and Neuroscience


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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. However, hypnosis remains widely misunderstood. This volume clears up many misconceptions surrounding the practice by exploring it as a part of psychodynamic psychotherapy. In this context, hypnosis involves the activation of the patient’s fantasy to create a new inner reality of the self, so that this reality can take the place of the old one for personal enrichment of the individual. Presenting new evidence from neuroscience and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and detailing many short case studies, this work reveals the essence of hypnosis and demonstrates the benefits of this often misunderstood mind activity.

About the Author(s)

Daniel L. Araoz, a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified counselor, maintained a private practice in psychotherapy and still is a senior professor of clinical mental health counseling at LIU Post (Long Island University) in New York. He is the author of 12 previous books.

Bibliographic Details

Daniel L. Araoz

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 219
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7038-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9071-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix
Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. Hypnosis in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy      11
2. Therapeutic Hypnosis      17
3. Development of Understanding of Hypnosis      36
4. Fantasy in Human Sexuality and Thinking      48
5. Dreaming, Fantasy and Auto-hypnosis      62
6. Auto-hypnosis as Therapeutic Regression      75
7. The PDM Personality Types in Hypnoanalysis      84
8. Principles of Hypnoanalysis      114
9. Mind Training/New Hypnosis as Experiential Learning      125
10. Unconscious Resources Activated with Mind Training      136
11. Hypnoanalysis as Holistic Psychoanalysis      148
12. Practical Hypnoanalysis      161

Conclusions and Recommendations      171
Appendix: A Case of Gender Confusion      179
References      201
Index      209

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