Hypnotherapy Annotated Bibliography

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological therapy. The emphasis is on recognising and modifying negative thoughts and beliefs and maladaptive behaviours, subsequently impacting on mood and emotions. I am a Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Castlebar, Co.Mayo that offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions to clients based in Castlebar and the wider Mayo hinterland. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) is a combination of cognitive, behavioural and hypnosis interventions. CBH is the abbreviation used to refer to the incorporating of clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and strategies. The combination of the two most widely researched and most effective therapeutic techniques maximises the therapeutic outcomes. Psychological and emotional difficulties are found to emerge from negative, unhelpful and destructive cognitions. When we use the word cognition, we are referring to mental activity, which can be represented in words. This includes thoughts, attitudes, ideas, beliefs etc. To find a valuable solution for a difficulty it is essential to assess how the problem functions. The current cognitions, …show more content…

CBH acknowledges that positive thinking in itself is insufficient. CBH is a constructive approach, recognising and working on the individual's unique version and perspective on their reality. This reality which the individual has lived with, which has gone unquestioned and has lent itself to psychological distress. The clients processing of information and biases in perception uncovered, monitored, altered to develop more productive, healthy patterns in thinking. This results in one achieving relief from symptoms (e.g. stress, anxiety, guilt, fear, anger, panic), freedom from habitual behaviours, developing psychological resilience, well – being and long term

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