Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is now in use worldwide, while hypnosis as a technique continues to attract serious interest from the professional community. Integrating the two, the field of cognitive hypnotherapy uses the natural trance states of clients to unlock unconscious thoughts and memory patterns that can generate and sustain problems. Cognitive hypnotherapists work within the client's model of the world, so that changes are more likely to be subconsciously accepted and become permanent. This practical guide shows how cognitive hypnotherapy can be used to treat a range of emotional disorders including depression, sleep disorders, anxiety, eating disorders and PTSD.
Table of Contents
About the Author
1. The Rationale for Integrating Hypnosis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the Management of Emotional Disorders
2. Cognitive Hypnotherapy Case Formulation
3. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Depression
4. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Migraine
5. Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
6. Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Psychocutaneous Disorders
7. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Somatisation
8. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Chronic Primary Insomnia
9. Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Sexual Dysfunctions
10. Future Directions
About the author:
Dr. Assen Alladin, Ph.D., R. Psych., has been practicing as a clinical psychologist for over 25 years. He is the President of the Alberta division of the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis and has authored several books and articles on clinical hypnosis. He was formerly the staff psychologist for the Calgary Police Service and has worked with various corporate (EAP) organizations, and hospital based in- and outpatient programs. He is currently a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Foothills Medical Centre and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Alladin works with couples, individuals, and adolescents.