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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.

The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The Philosophy of CBT is a book by psychotherapist Donald Robertson about Stoicism and modern CBT and REBT, published in August 2010 by Karnac. This brief post links to the book online and some other relevant resources.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

This short article provides a basic introduction to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), some useful links to further information, and a video clip embedded from NHS Choices on CBT.

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.

Hypnotic Childbirth: Some Suggestions

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.

Hypnosis for Childbirth: Some References & Research

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).

Behaviour Therapy for Blood Phobias

This short article outlines the nature of the main evidence-based psychological therapy for blood phobia and related problems, Öst’s Applied Tension technique.

Three Modes of Relaxation in Therapy

This brief article distinguishes between three forms of relaxation and three corresponding categories of relaxation techniques used in modern therapy.