New Publication: The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

New Book: The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis (2012)

Practice-of-CBH-Cover-3by Donald Robertson

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy on Amazon UK

In this book, Donald Robertson proves that he is the right person for this task. First and foremost he approaches the subject matter with the same high standard of scholarship that is evident in his previous publication The Discovery of Hypnosis, and this includes careful attention to the historical context and to theoretical matters that inform the rationale of his approach. Readers who are already practitioners of CBT will appreciate the author’s emphasis on therapy as a collaborative process and the importance of a thorough assessment and a careful formulation, without which therapy lacks a firm anchor. Due regard is also paid to preparing the patient for therapy. […]  His approach is well structured, but flexible, and he demonstrates a firm grasp of his subject matter, which is considerable in scope. In particular, I believe he will convince readers who are already CBT therapists that learning how to include hypnosis in their repertoire of skills will pay them and their clients significant dividends. And those hypnotherapists wishing to incorporate CBT into their practice will be amply rewarded.  With The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy the author has demonstrated the exacting standards by which all books on therapeutic hypnosis should be judged. I commend it to the reader.   (From the Foreword by Dr. Michael Heap, co-author of Hartland’s Medical & Dental Hypnosis, 4th edition)

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a major new clinical textbook on evidence-based practice in the field of hypnotherapy or clinical hypnosis, it contains references to almost 250 different scientific journal articles and clinical textbooks on hypnosis and CBT.   Donald has combined elements of contemporary CBT with cognitive-behavioural research on hypnosis to develop a genuine integrative model of cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH). 

Donald Robertson goes back to basics and describes the development of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioural therapy. This book provides an excellent introduction to the theory, research and practice of cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy. – Professor Stephen Palmer

Donald is the owner/moderator of the hypnosis-hypnotherapy Yahoogroup and the principal of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.  The UK College are currently offering a free copy of the book to anyone booking on their forthcoming Foundation Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy:

Part I: The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to Hypnosis
Chapter 1: Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 2: James Braid & the Original Hypnotherapy
Chapter 3: Cognitive-Behavioural Theories of Hypnosis

Part II: Assessment, Conceptualisation, & Hypnotic Skills
Chapter 4: Assessment in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 5: Case Formulation in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 6: Socialisation & Hypnotic Skills Training

Part III: Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 7: Applied Self-Hypnosis & Coping Skills
Chapter 8: Affect: Hypnotic Exposure Therapy
Chapter 9: Behaviour: Problem-Solving Hypnotherapy (PSH)
Chapter 10: Cognition: Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Chapter 11: Conclusion & Summary

Links for the New Book

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy on Goodreads

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy on Amazon UK

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy on Amazon USA

The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy on Karnac’s Website (Publisher)

About the author

Donald is a writer and trainer, with over twenty years’ experience. He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. Donald is the original founder of The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, setting up in 2003 under the name Hypnosynthesis. Donald developed the evidence-based hypnotherapy approach taught in the College. He also has been instrumental in the further integration of hypnosis with CBT - both via the training courses of the College and his publication: The Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. He passed the College along to Mark Davis in 2013. He now lives in Canada

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