CBT

Articles about different forms of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

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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Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) and Childbirth

This article tries to explore ways of applying established evidence-based procedures for coping with stress (Stress Inoculation Training) to the problems of coping with stress or pain in relation to childbirth. It examines how methodologies based on basic research on stress and coping tend to emphasise elements largely overlooked in established natural childbirth methods.

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