Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis: In Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology


William S. Kroger, M. D., Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, UO California, Executive Director, Institute for Comprehensive Medicine, California; Past President, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine; Past Vice President and Cofounder, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Cofounder, Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Book Description

This is a Revised Second Edition of Dr. Kroger’s classic work on hypnosis, which describes successful hypnotherapy techniques for a wide range of medical, psychiatric, and dental conditions. Dr. Kroger’s work in developing the concept of clinical hypnosis, and making it a part of the science of behavior modification, is generally regarded as the foundation of modern hypnotherapy. This Revised Second Edition features an introduction by Michael Yapko, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in short-term psychotherapy, which places Dr. Kroger’s work in contemporary context.

A bound-in DVD features two of Dr. Kroger’s filmed demonstrations of surgical procedures using hypnosis as anesthesia, one for childbirth and another for thyroid surgery, plus extensive commentary by Michael Yapko, PhD.

Customer Reviews

Excellent text and reference book, July 30, 2007

This book is an extremely useful and pleasant to read thorough review of all apects relating to hypnosis and can be used by professionals who are already certified hypnotherapists as well as laymen. The language is clear and the reading flows easily. The intention to make his work accessible to all readers becomes quite clear as soon as one starts reading. Naturally, since it was first issued, some new knowledge, specially in the field of neurosciences, has become public but this does in no way diminish the broad approach given by the author. I’d recommend the book to anyone interested in the fascinating subject “hypnosis”

Outdated, February 28, 2010

I returned this book. I found it outdated, and did not see the many scripts that another reviewer spoke about. If you are looking for an academic book on hypnotherapy, I highly recommend Michael Yapko’s Trancework. Yapko wrote the introduction to this book, which is one of the reasons why I bought it, but it turns out that he emphasizes the author’s contribution to the field of hypnosis some decades ago, and not the material in the book.

For the serious hypnotist who wants to dig deep, February 18, 2012

It is a rather dry read (the title of the book should be a clue to this). However it is informative, covers the basics every hypnotherapist should know and then evolves into how to deal with many physical, mental and emotional situations. Covers the human psyche from many angles and thus you will get out of it what you are open to receiving

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second, Revised Edition with DVD edition (August 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781778026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781778022
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


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