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UK College under new ownership

An Announcement from Donald Robertson Most of you probably already know that my wife, Mandy, and I are emigrating to…

A Simple Modern Approach to Stoicism

Link to a new article providing a simple modern (plain English) introduction to Stoic philosophical practice by Donald Robertson, that’s attracted a huge internet response on our other blog.

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.

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.

Applied Relaxation

This article outlines the protocol for Applied Relaxation, based on the work of Ost and others.

Mindfulness & Relaxation Techniques

This short article outlines the role of self-monitoring and self-awareness training in cognitive-behavioural approaches to relaxation training, such as Progressive Relaxation and Appliedd Relaxation.

Relaxation: An Evidence-Based Approach

Brief article discussing modern relaxation techniques derived from Edmund Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation or “tension-release” approach, used in CBT.

Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation: What Works and What Doesn’t

This short article discusses the wide variation in results from hypnosis for smoking cessation and the inadequacy of scripted direct suggestion and hypnotic age regression methods compared to multi-component approaches, i.e., cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy.