Although there are many books on hypnosis and to a certain degree a rather long list of works on scripts for hypnotherapy, there are few good works on pain scripts. I was therefore surprised to discover Dr. Marlene E. Hunter, M.D. book entitled “Creative Scripts for Hypnotherapy.”
Since 1976, I have worked in the field of hypnosis as a teacher, lecturer, researcher and clinician. Most of my work is in the fields of stress, relaxation, biofeedback, weight reduction and smoke cessation, my true interest is that of pain reduction. As I am not a medical doctor, I apply much of my work to friends, family and myself.
Marlene E. Hunter book is outstanding. Although $45.00 for 220 pages is a little pricey, I assume you get what you pay for in the world of publications. The book is basically a collection of scripts which the author has used over a period of 25 years. The work contains scripts for: sexual problems, phobias, fear, pain, psychosomatic disorders, asthma and other psychological and physiological conditions.
Reference to pain relief starts on page 65 and ends on page 80. I was hoping for more but perhaps later there will be an addition to this section. Her 1996 book, “Making Peace with Chronic Pain: A Whole-Life Strategy” is an excellent addition to her work on pain. Finally her work is divided into nine parts including: The Basic Basics, Getting Past Roadblocks, Pain Relief, Psychosomatic Disorders, Journeys of Self Discovery, Children, Habit Disorders, Sexuality and Rehabilitation. This makes it possible for readers to immediately find the sections which interest them the most.