- Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 328 pages
- Dimensions: 141mm x 212mm x 18mm | 376g
- Publication date: 26 February 2003
- Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
- ISBN 10: 073820868X
- ISBN 13: 9780738208688
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,696,688
Imagine Yourself Well: Better Health through Self-Hypnosis is a remarkable view of hypnotherapy as a scientifically recognized treatment art. Based upon their extensive practice and clinical research in therapeutic hypnotic techniques, the authors have constructed an effective handbook articulating the therapeutic use of hypnosis by depicting word-for-word what transpires during a session. The fascinating series of carefully worded transcripts of hypnotic exercises will enable the reader to correct specific self-destructive habits (e.g., overeating and smoking), common psychological problems (insomnia and various phobias), chronic physical conditions (arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, and migraine headaches), and performance anxieties (athletics and public speaking). The theory underlying clinical practice, including the key point that all hypnosis involves self-hypnosis, is explained in lay terms, and each exercise is grounded in sound cognitive, behavioral, or psychodynamic principles.
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Reid J. Kelly, A.C.S.W., is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several clinical and administrative positions.