The Hypno-CBT® Toolbox: 35 different therapy techniques

In talking with other hypnotherapists and psychotherapists it’s clear that many have only a small range of techniques and interventions to draw upon.  We believe it’s important that hypnotherapists and psychotherapists have a wide range of interventions (treatment elements) to draw upon … Continue reading

Excerpt: On Autosuggestion from The Philosophy of CBT

This is a brief excerpt from the new book, The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which describes the relationship between Émile Coué’s emthod of “conscious autosuggestion” and the maxims of ancient philosophical traditions.

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James Braid on Self-Hypnosis and Hindu Yoga

Excerpt from James Braid’s collected writings, The Discovery of Hypnosis, in which the founder of hypnotherapy discusses the relationship between hypnotism and yogic meditation, from a sceptical perspective.

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That Hypnosis Never Meant Sleep

It is a common misconception that hypnotism involves being asleep or unconscious. To some extent this is due to the fact that the word “hypnotism” comes from the Greek word for sleep. However, James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy, bemoaned this misconception himself and was emphatic that 90% of his patients were conscious during hypnosis.

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Did Hypnotism Originate as a Form of Meditation?

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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Émile Coué’s Method of “Conscious Autosuggestion”

This detailed article reviews the central concepts and techniques used by Émile Coué in his famous method of “Conscious Autosuggestion” an important self-help system, cousin of hypnotherapy and precusor to modern self-hypnosis and cognitive-behavioural skills training methods in psychotherapy.

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