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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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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