The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis

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Karnac Books, Nov 30, 2012 - MEDICAL - 460 pages
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Hypnotherapy is arguably the oldest modality of psychological "therapy," at least in the modern sense. Psychologists have long attempted to conceptualize hypnosis in terms of cognitive and behavioral processes and the term "cognitive-behavioral approach to hypnosis" was first coined in 1974 by Theodore Barber, and his colleagues, one of the most prolific and influential researchers in the field of hypnosis. Since then cognitive research on hypnosis has continued to evolve alongside the assimilation of modern cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques within the framework of hypnotherapy and vice versa.

This book explores the historical and conceptual relationship between hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT). It proceeds to offer a modern cognitive conceptualization of hypnosis, based on the writings of James Braid--the founder of hypnotherapy--and drawing upon modern cognitive-behavioral research on hypnosis. The author carefully explores the combination of hypnosis with both cognitive and behavioral interventions and ways in which methods can be adapted in the light of therapeutic principles derived from both fields. The book aims to provide a comprehensive core text for the practice of cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy and to facilitate further dialogue between practitioners of hypnosis and CBT.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
31
CHAPTER THREE
81
CHAPTER FOUR
119
CHAPTER FIVE
141
CHAPTER
183
CHAPTER SEVEN
215
CHAPTER EIGHT
275
CHAPTER NINE
311
CHAPTER
355
CHAPTER ELEVEN
415
INDEX
431
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Donald Robertson is an integrative psychotherapist and trainer, who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and the use of cognitive-behavioral approaches to clinical hypnotherapy. He is the author of a number of articles on philosophy and psychotherapy in professional journals, and the forthcoming book, The Discovery of Hypnosis, The Collected Writings of James Braid. Donald's background in academic philosophy has helped him to appreciate the relationship between modern psychotherapy and ancient philosophy, a subject that he has frequently written about and lectured upon in training courses and professional conferences over the years.

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