This popular book introduces the subject of hypnosis and explores its application in counselling, psychotherapy, medicine and dentistry. Now thoroughly revised and updated with cutting edge research, including neuro-imaging studies and evidence-based clinical reports, it offers a wealth of new material: A new chapter on hypnotherapy and eating disorders An overview of theoretical understanding of hypnosis based on recent scientific evidence A variety of therapeutic techniques that may be tailored to individual clients Advice on how hypnotherapeutic procedures may be used alongside a broad range of psychotherapeutic approaches Case studies and treatment plans from the authors' own practices Hypnotherapy: A Handbook, 2nd edition is an invaluable resource for practitioners looking for advice, knowledge and ideas with which to inform their clinical practice. The book will prove useful to counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists and psychologists, both qualified and in training, as well medical and dental practitioners. Contributors: David A Alexander, Assen Alladin, Barry B Hart, Chrissi Hart, Peter Hawkins, Michael Heap, Elisabeth Kohls, Debbie Mairs-Houghton, Peter Naish, Cath Potter, Ferenc Tury and Ann Williamson. With thanks to Windy Dryden, co-editor of the first edition of Hypnotherapy: A Handbook (Open University Press, 1991).