Research evidence and further reading
Essential reading for any health practitioners, emergency services personnel, or anyone who is likely to need to intervene in an emergency: The Worst is Over by Judith Acosta and Judith Simon Prager.
It describes how what we say to someone in distress can make an enormous difference to the outcome of the emergency and can even be life-saving.
For clinicians: a brief search of Google Scholar, Pub Med, or the Cochrane Library will reveal hundreds (or thousands, if a less narrow search is conducted) of scholarly articles on the efficacy of clinical hypnosis.
For the general public, a humerous and very well-written book of general interest on hypnosis is Monsters and Magical Sticks, There’s No Such Thing as Hypnosis written by Heller and Steele.
Some of these books may be of interest:
Dave Elman Hypnotherapy
Judith Acosta and Judith Simon Prager The Worst is Over, What to Say when Every Moment Counts. Revised edition.
Roy Hunter The Art of Hypnotherapy, Mastering Client-centred Hypnotherapy
Freddy Jacquin Hypnotherapy: Methods, Techniques and Philosophies
Anthony Jacquin Reality is Plastic
Marie Mongan HypnoBirthing Fourth Edition
Alexia Leachman Fear Free Childbirth
Gordon Emerson Ego State Therapy
Melissa Tiers and Kelly T. Woods Integrative hypnosis for Kids and Teens
Melissa Tiers Anti-Anxiety Toolkit
Melissa Tiers Integrative Hypnosis: a Comprehensive Course in Change
Shawn Carson and Melissa Tiers Keeping the Brain in Mind: Practical neuroscience for coaches, therapists and hypnosis practitioners
Bradford Keeney and Betty Alice Erickson Milton H. Erickson, MD: An American Healer
Igor Ledochowski The Deep Trance Training Manual Hypnotic Skills Volume 1 Second Edition
Ernest Rossi The Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson
Milton H. Erickson, Ernest L. Rossi and Sheila I. Rossi Hypnotic Realities The Induction of Clinical Hypnosis and Forms of Indirect Suggestion
Roy Hunter Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution, Introducing Parts Therapy
Richard Hill and Ernest Rossi The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands
John Court Hypnosis, Healing and the Christian
Corydon Hammond Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors
Mark P. Jensen Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Workbook
Mary Lee LaBay Hypnotherapy: a Client-Centered Approach
Richard K. Nongard Medical Hypnotherapy: Techniques, Scripts and Processes for Effective Hypnosis and Healing
Richard K. Nongard Speak Ericksonian: Mastering the Hypnotic Methods of Milton Erickson
Julie Griffin Facilitating Wellness: Inside the Miracle of Hypnosis
Les Brann et al (editors) The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis Theory and Practice
Trevor Silvester Word-Weaving: The Science of Suggestion
Sidney Rosen (editor) My Voice Will Go With You: THE TEACHING TALES OF MILTON H. ERICKSON, M.D.
Steven Heller Monsters and Magical Sticks: There’s no Such Thing as Hypnosis.
Milton H. Erikson et al The Practical Application of Medical and Dental Hypnosis
Milton H. Erikson and Ernest Rossi Hypnotherapy an Exploratory Casebook
Michael D. Yapko Trancework: an Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis
Michael D. Yapko The Discriminating Therapist : Asking How Questions, making Distinctions and Finding Direction in Therapy
Bill O’Hanlon A Guide to Tranceland
Garner Thomson Magic in Practice