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.

Donald now lives in Canada.

Publications:
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (2019)
Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (2013), part of Hodder’s Teach Yourself series
Build your Resilience (2012), part of Hodder’s Teach Yourself series
The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis (2012)
The Philosophy of CBT: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy (2010)
The Discovery of Hypnosis: The Complete Writings of James Braid (2008)

Author bio page: https://www.ukhypnosis.com/donald-robertson-bio/

Donald’s Website: https://donaldrobertson.name

Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=D9kUdfAAAAAJ&hl=en

UK College under new ownership

An Announcement from Donald Robertson Most of you probably already know that my wife, Mandy, and I are emigrating to Canada this year, with our family.  We’re delighted to announce that the UK College will be continuing as normal under the ownership of our new principal Mark Davis.  Mark is currently in the process of […]

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Progressive Relaxation & Worry

This article outlines some uses of Progressive Relaxation applied to worry and anxiety, based on Edmund Jacobson’s original research. It contains some example exercises for relaxing the muscles employed in speech and vision.

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Mindfulness, Metacognition and Hypnosis

In 2006, Steven Jay Lynn collaborated with the Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das, and two other researchers, in an attempt to explore the possibility of combining elements of Buddhist mindfulness meditation practice, cognitive therapy, and hypnosis, drawing on recent research in cognitive psychology. This post briefly summarises and comments upon their article.

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