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.
General articles about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
This brief excerpt from an earlier article summarises specific examples of the main suggestions (and autosuggestions) used for coping with pregnancy and natural childbirth, derived from a survey of the hypnotherapy literature.
This article summarises the key points of a detailed review of research on hypnotic and non-hypnotic methods of relieving pain during childbirth by Ernest Hilgard from 1975.
This article outlines the role-taking theory of hypnosis as applied to hypnotic childbirth and describes ideas for developing hypnotic scripts.
This brief article contains some references to very early uses of hypnosis for childbirth from Albert Moll and then excerpts from a more detailed review of research in this area from Crasilneck and Hall’s textbook Clinical Hypnosis (1975).
This brief article distinguishes between three forms of relaxation and three corresponding categories of relaxation techniques used in modern therapy.
This article outlines the basic rules of suggestion employed in traditional hypnotherapy and explains the rationale for using them in plain English.
This is a brief article introducing the cognitive-behavioural approach to hypnotherapy in plain English and answering some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the nature and history of cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy and doing training courses in the subject.
Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) is a brief evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy that attempts to help clients improve their skill and confidence with regard to solving their life problems in general. This article explores the potential for combining PST with hypnotherapy.
This short article explains how hypnotism actually originated, in part, under the influence of Oriental meditation techniques, described in the writings of James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy.
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This article outlines some basic concepts and strategies employed in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy.