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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.

The Rules of Hypnotic Suggestion

This article outlines the basic rules of suggestion employed in traditional hypnotherapy and explains the rationale for using them in plain English.

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.

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.

CBT for Intolerance of Uncertainty and Chronic Worry

Recent advances in the cognitive therapy of generalised anxiety disorder have focused on the role “intolerance of uncertainty” plays in triggering and maintaining chronic worry, this article provides a brief outline of the approach.

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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CBT & Cognitive-Behavioural Theories of Hypnosis

This article aims to evaluate the relevance of cognitive-behavioural theory in the field of hypnosis for the practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). It begins with a brief historical overview of the theorists and concepts in question and definition of key terms. It proceeds to discuss the relationship between theories of psychopathology in hypnotherapy and CBT, and finally to consider the relationship between clinical interventions employed in cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy and their practical relevance to CBT.

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.