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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The Structured Clinical Interview

This is an outline of some basic questions to be asked during a generic initial assessment. It’s based on the structured clinical interview format in Donald R. Peterson’s The Clinical Study of Social Behavior (1968) and Donald Meichenbaum’s suggested assessment questions in Stress Inoculation Training (1985).

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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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Problem & Goal Formulation in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

The process of problem formulation is integral to assessment and conceptualisation in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy. This article provides a brief outline of the method used in our approach.

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Excerpt about James Stockdale from The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This article contains a brief excerpt about James Stockdale from the forthcoming book by Donald Robertson, The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy (Karnac).

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Excerpt: The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This article contains a brief excerpt from the introduction to the new book by Donald Robertson, The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy (Karnac).

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Brief Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

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.

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Hypnosis & Problem-Solving Therapy

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.

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