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Description - Harry the Hypno-potamus by Linda Thomson

This second book of metaphors for children will entertain and delight while the therapeutic message, cleverly embedded in the story, slips into the unconscious mind of the child. The tales enhance empowerment by exposing children to new possibilities, new perspectives and differing philosophies. For the clinician, the metaphors offer a treasure trove of techniques and hypnotic language that can be adapted for a variety of situations and problems. Harry, a hippopotamus who is very good at using his imagination to help himself with his problems along with Dr. Dan, the Ashland Zoo's veterinarian, help the animals in the zoo by teaching them about hypnosis and the power of their imagination. Each metaphor is about a different animal with a unique problem common to children.The tales expose children to new possibilities, new perspectives and differing philosophies enhancing empowerment. The book also includes a section for the clinician about metaphors and contains suggestions for using the stories with children. Areas covered include: Anxiety, Fears and Phobias; Fear of Beards; Fear of Trying Something New; Worries and Fears; Habit Disorders; Finger Sucking; Habit Cough; Scratching; Pain; Sickle Cell; Headaches; and, Functional Abdominal Pain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845901172
ISBN-10: 1845901177
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 297mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Crown House Publishing
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Linda Thomson

Linda Thompson is a pediatric nurse practitioner. Certified as an approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis she incorporates hypnosis into her practice to help children help themselves with a variety of physical and emotional problems.

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