Hypnosis resources for the general public are available in this section.


Dr Michael Yapko’s free public lecture – Introduction to the World of Hypnosis

How does hypnosis relieve pain?

Self-hypnosis for coping with labour pain


References on Clinical Hypnosis

General Texts

  1. Barabasz, A. & Watkins, J. (2005). Hypnotherapeutic Techniques 2E. New York: Brunner/Routledge.
  2. Hilgard, E. (1986). Divided Consciousness: Multiple Controls in Human  Thought and Action. New York: Wiley.
  3. Lynn, S. & Kirsch, I. (2006). Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis. Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association.
  4. Yapko, M. (2003). Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Routledge.
  5. Yapko, M. (1995). Essentials of Hypnosis. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Ericksonian Hypnosis
  6. Erickson, M., Rossi, E. & Rossi, S. (1976). Hypnotic Realities. New York: Irvington.
  7. Erickson, M. & Rossi, E. (1979). Hypnotherapy: An Exploratory Casebook. New York: Irvington.
  8. Geary, B. & Zeig, J. (2001). The handbook of Ericksonian Psychotherapy. Phoenix, AZ: The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Press.
  9. Haley, J. (1973). Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: Norton.
  10. Zeig, J. (Ed.) (1980). A Teaching Seminar With Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Hypnosis in Psychotherapy
  11. Barker, P. (1985). Using Metaphors in Psychotherapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Battino, R. (2002). Metaphoria: Metaphor and Guided Metaphor for Psychotherapy and Healing. Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House Publishing.
  12. Burns, G. (2000). 101 Healing Stories: Using Metaphors in Therapy. New York:Wiley.
  13. Gafner, G. & Benson, S. (2003). Hypnotic Techniques for Standard Psychotherapy and Formal Hypnosis. New York: Norton.
  14. Haley, J. & Richeport-Haley, M. (2003). The Art of Strategic Therapy. New York: Brunner/Routledge.
  15. Lynn, S., Kirsch, I., & Rhue, J. (Eds.) (1996). Casebook of Clinical Hypnosis.
    Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  16. Olness, K. & Kohen, D. (1999). Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy With Children (3rd ed.)New York: Guilford.
  17. Yapko, M. (1992). Hypnosis and the Treatment of Depressions.New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  18. Yapko, M. (Ed.)(2006). Hypnosis and Treating Depression: Applications in Clinical Practice. New York: Routledge.
  19. Barber, J. (Ed.) (1996). Hypnosis and Suggestion in the Treatment of Pain: A Clinical Guide. New York: Norton.
  20. Chaves, J. (1993). “Hypnosis in pain management.” In J. Rhue, S. Lynn, & I. Kirsch (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis (pp.511-532). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Journal articles

  1. Eimer, B. (July, 2000). “Clinical applications of hypnosis for brief and efficient pain management psychotherapy.” American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 43, 1, 17-40.
  2. Cyna AM, Tomkins D, Maddock T, Barker D. Brief hypnosis for severe needle phobia using switch-wire imagery in a 5-year old. Paediatric anaesthesia. 2007;17(8):800-4.
  3. Elkins G, Marcus J, Stearns V, Perfect M, Rajab MH, Ruud C, et al. Randomized trial of a hypnosis intervention for treatment of hot flashes among breast cancer survivors. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008;26(31):5022-6.
  4. Enqvist B, Fischer K. Preoperative hypnotic techniques reduce consumption of analgesics after surgical removal of third mandibular molars: a brief communication. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis. 1997;45(2):102-8.
  5. Facco E. Hypnosis and anesthesia: back to the future. Minerva anestesiologica. 2016.
  6. Faymonville ME, Boly M, Laureys S. Functional neuroanatomy of the hypnotic state. J Physiol Paris. 2006;99(4-6):463-9.
  7. Faymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joris J, Adant JP, Hamoir E, Meurisse M. [Hypnosis and its application in surgery]. Rev Med Liege. 1998;53(7):414-8.
  8. Faymonville ME, Fissette J, Mambourg PH, Roediger L, Joris J, Lamy M. Hypnosis as adjunct therapy in conscious sedation for plastic surgery. Reg Anesth. 1995;20(2):145-51.
  9. Flory N, Salazar GM, Lang EV. Hypnosis for acute distress management during medical procedures. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis. 2007;55(3):303-17.
  10. Frischholz EJ. Hypnosis, hynotizability, and placebo. The American journal of clinical hypnosis. 2007;50(1):49-58.
  11. Lang EV, Benotsch EG, Fick LJ, Lutgendorf S, Berbaum ML, Berbaum KS, et al. Adjunctive non-pharmacological analgesia for invasive medical procedures: a randomised trial. Lancet (London, England). 2000;355(9214):1486-90.
  12. Lang EV, Berbaum KS. Educating interventional radiology personnel in nonpharmacologic analgesia: effect on patients’ pain perception. Acad Radiol. 1997;4(11):753-7.
  13. Lang EV, Berbaum KS, Faintuch S, Hatsiopoulou O, Halsey N, Li X, et al. Adjunctive self-hypnotic relaxation for outpatient medical procedures: a prospective randomized trial with women undergoing large core breast biopsy. Pain. 2006;126(1-3):155-64.
  14. Lang EV, Berbaum KS, Pauker SG, Faintuch S, Salazar GM, Lutgendorf S, et al. Beneficial effects of hypnosis and adverse effects of empathic attention during percutaneous tumor treatment: when being nice does not suffice. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. 2008;19(6):897-905.
  15. Lang EV, Laser E, Anderson B, Potter J, Hatsiopoulou O, Lutgendorf S, et al. Shaping the experience of behavior: construct of an electronic teaching module in nonpharmacologic analgesia and anxiolysis. Acad Radiol. 2002;9(10):1185-93.
  16. Lang EV, Rosen MP. Cost analysis of adjunct hypnosis with sedation during outpatient interventional radiologic procedures. Radiology. 2002;222(2):375-82.
  17. Lotfi-Jam K, Carey M, Jefford M, Schofield P, Charleson C, Aranda S. Nonpharmacologic strategies for managing common chemotherapy adverse effects: a systematic review. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2008;26(34):5618-29.
  18. Lutgendorf SK, Lang EV, Berbaum KS, Russell D, Berbaum ML, Logan H, et al. Effects of age on responsiveness to adjunct hypnotic analgesia during invasive medical procedures. Psychosomatic medicine. 2007;69(2):191-9.
  19. Madden K, Middleton P, Cyna AM, Matthewson M, Jones L. Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2012;11:Cd009356.
  20. Mu PF, Chen YC, Cheng SC. The effectiveness of non-pharmacological pain management in relieving chronic pain for children and adolescents. JBI library of systematic reviews. 2009;7(34):1489-543.
  21. Nishi D, Shirakawa MN, Ota E, Hanada N, Mori R. Hypnosis for induction of labour. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2014(8):Cd010852.
  22. Olness K, Gardner GG. Some guidelines for uses of hypnotherapy in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 1978;62(2):228-33.
  23. Ovens H, Talbot Y, Harris F, Newman B. Hypnosis training enhances communication skills. Med Teach. 1990;12(3-4):357-61.
  24. Schupp CJ, Berbaum K, Berbaum M, Lang EV. Pain and anxiety during interventional radiologic procedures: effect of patients’ state anxiety at baseline and modulation by nonpharmacologic analgesia adjuncts. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. 2005;16(12):1585-92.