This book (200+ pages, and 43 chapters) is a combined transcript from two pain control lectures from Scott Sandland.  It includes multiple classic and original techniques and, maybe more importantly, the insights into customize each of them.  Understanding the variety of ways a technique can be modified allows you to tailor each process to the various conditions including type of scott book coverpain (burning, shooting, aching, etc.) as well as the type of client you might be working with (auditory, skeptical, high functioning, etc).
Total Pain Management is written for the practicing hypnotist.  It emphasizes client interaction and provides deep insights into working with people living in chronic pain and how to get the referrals needed to make it work.  One great benefit of the transcription is the inclusion of common questions and answers from professional hypnotists in the classroom.  This means you  get more than just Scott’s understanding of the work, you also learn along with dozens of students as you read.
Hypnotists have built entire careers with fewer techniques than what are found in this book.  Few people have brought as much creativity and effort into the world of hypnotic pain control, and the results speak for themselves.  The insights included in these lectures are top notch.  Anyone interested in helping clients who are suffering should read this immediately.
Many of the ideas in this book can become part of a self-hypnosis practice.  If you suffer from any type of pain, and have sought solutions, you will find answers in this book!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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3          chapter 1 – INTRODUCTION

10        chapter 2 – OBJECTIVES

11        chapter 3 – THE ELMAN INDUCTION

17        chapter 4 – THE ELMAN INDUCTION Q&A

20        chapter 5 – INTRODUCTION TO PAIN

24        chapter 6 – ANOTHER VIEW OF PAIN

29        chapter 7 – THE SECRETS

37        chapter 8 – WORKING WITH THE INDIVIDUAL IN PAIN

45        chapter 9 – PAIN PREVENTION: GLOVE ANESTHESIA

49        chapter 10 – GLOVE ANESTHESIA TECHNIQUE: Q&A

55        chapter 11 – PAIN PREVENTION: LIGHT SWITCH TECHNIQUE

60        chapter 12 – LIGHT SWITCH TECHNIQUE: Q&A

66        chapter 13 – PAIN PREVENTION: GHOST HAND TECHNIQUE

69        chapter 14 – GHOST HAND TECHNIQUE: Q&A

72        chapter 15 – PAIN PREVENTION: ESDAILE STATE

81        chapter 16 – ESDAILE STATE: Q&A

86        chapter 17 – PRE / POST SURGERY

89        chapter 18 – GETTING MEDICAL REFERRALS

99        chapter 19 – RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL PAIN CONTROL PRACTICE

101      chapter 20 – ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL PAIN CONTROL PRACTICE

103      chapter 21 – MAYO  CLINIC

104      chapter 22 – CHRONIC PAIN / SECONDARY GAIN

109      chapter 23 – CHRONIC PAIN / SECONDARY GAIN: Q&A

113      chapter 24 – PAIN REMOVAL: INTRODUCTION

115      chapter 25 – PAIN REMOVAL: PAIN AS AN OBJECT

121      chapter 26 – PAIN AS AN OBJECT: Q&A

129      chapter 27 – PAIN REMOVAL: KINESTHETIC SWISH

135      chapter 28 – KINESTHETIC SWISH: Q&A

144      chapter 29 – PAIN REMOVAL: SPINNING

153      chapter 30 – SPINNING: Q&A

157      chapter 31 – PAIN REMOVAL: SYMBOL FRACTIONATION

165      chapter 32 – SYMBOL FRACTIONATION: Q&A

168      chapter 33 – SYMBOL FRACTIONATION: MORE Q&A

170      chapter 34 – PAIN REMOVAL: DIMINISHING DESCRIPTORS

174      chapter 35 – DIMINISHING DESCRIPTORS: Q&A

178      chapter 36 – PROTOCOLS

188      chapter 37 – GENERAL REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUE

193      chapter 38 – SURGERY WITH ANESTHETIC PROTOCOL

202      chapter 39 – CHEMICAL FREE SURGERY

205      chapter 40 – TMJ / BRUXISM PROTOCOL

208      chapter 41 – PREPARING CHILDREN FOR PRODCEDURES

211      chapter 42 – EMERGENCY SITUATION PROTOCOL

212      chapter 43 – REVIEW & QUESTIONS