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An Introduction to Eye Movement Integration
Therapy

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Danie Beaulieu, PhD

Abstract: Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI) is an innovative treatment for the psychological consequences
of distressing memories. It promotes healthful integration of the traumatic memory with
counterbalancing, ameliorative information by using guided eye movements to facilitate access
to the recorded multisensory and affective dimensions of the client’s experience. It is a powerful
method that appears to tap into the mind’s natural ability to heal itself. This article presents the
background, development and application of EMI, as well as the neurological aspects of traumatic
memories. Consideration is also given to possible mechanisms that may contribute to the observed
effi cacy of this therapeutic approach.

Keywords: Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobia, Panic Disorder,
Anxiety, Bereavement, Psychosomatic Pain, Stress

Hypnosis in the Management of Alcohol
Dependence.

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H.B.Jayasinghe
MBBS CEY, MCGP SL, MD CH Lond, MBS CH UK, C.Ht USA

Abstract: None available

Keywords: Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism, Alcohol Dependence, Hypno-Rational Emotive
Behaviour Therapy (HREBT), Hypno-aversion Therapy, Dream induction

Dutch Norms for the Rasch version of the
Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale,
Form C

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Näring, Gérard W.B., & Hoogduin, Kees A.L.

Abstract: The psychometric structure of the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C was recently tested
in a Rasch analysis. After omission of two items the scale fulfi lls the requirements of the Rasch
model. The Rasch model justifi es the use of a sum score as a measure for a one-dimensional latent
trait. It is argued that the new version enables a more reliable measurement of hypnotic susceptibility.
In this study Dutch norms for the Rasch version of the SHSS-C Form C are presented.

Keywords: hypnotic susceptibility; test norms; Rasch model

Phobia: Fear and Loathing in Mental Spaces
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Dr Patrick Jemmer
BA (Hons) CertPgStud MA (Cantab) MA (Oxon) PhD (Birmingham) EurChem EurPhys MRSC MInstP MIMA CChem
CPhys CMath CSci LNCP MNCH (Lic) FRSH

Abstract: This article presents a general introduction to the modern idea of ‘phobia’ and its therapeutic treatment.
Various treatment methodologies are compared and contrasted. Particular attention is given
to the theoretical background to the Neuro-linguistic Programming Fast Phobia and Trauma Cure and
a careful discussion of mode its application and the results obtained is given.

Keywords: Phobia, fear, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), NLP-FP/TC; Fast Phobia Cure, trauma Cure, anxiety,
hypnosis, hypnotherapy, repression; psychoanalysis; extinction; desensitization; fl ooding; submodality;
dissociation; future pacing.

Secondary Gain: To Gainsay or Say Again
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Dr Patrick Jemmer
BA (Hons) CertPgStud MA (Cantab) MA (Oxon) PhD (Birmingham) EurChem EurPhys MRSC MInstP MIMA CChem
CPhys CMath CSci LNCP MNCH (Lic) FRSH

Abstract: In this article the historical background and modern manifestations of the phenomenon of secondary
gain are fi rst presented. This is followed by a discussion of its crucial role in a therapeutic context,
whether this be physiological or psychological. Exemplary case studies are presented to illustrate
treatment methodologies, and it is emphasised that secondary gain must be treated tenderly, tentatively
and with timeliness, if a resolution of the presenting problem is to be achieved. Neuro-linguistic
programming methodologies, which consider the intentions of all behaviours to be positive, are
described, and it is shown how these can be used to resolve the inter-related problems of confl icting
parts and secondary gain in a systematic and ecological way.

Keywords: Secondary gain, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnosis, hypnotherapy, case study, confl icting
carts; paranosic; epinosic; somatization; conversion; reframing; ecology; holism

Poetry and Medicine
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Carl-Magnus Stolt
MD, Professor medical humanities, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: In this article I investigate the relationship between poetry and medical practice. Experiences of
illness can result in deepening perspectives. Poetry is an investigation of the human psyche and a
distillation of feeling. Through poetry one obtains an existentialist perspective. In this essay, poetry’s
meaning, for both the caregiver and the patient, will be investigated. Literature gives possibilities to
conscious ethical and existential refl ection. All around the world literature is used as a tool in order
to refl ect upon clinical ethics, communication, cultural diversity, spirituality and human complexity.

Keywords: poetry, literature, medicine, aphorisms, Tomas Tranströmer