Cognitive Hypnotherapy / Edition 1

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Overview

This book integrates cognitive therapy with hypnotherapy and provides principles and illustrations of hypnotic routines that can be used in changing cognitive self-statements, cognitive processing distortions, and tacit cognitive structures. It extends the imagery work previously used in cognitive therapy into a complete and comprehensive hypnotherapeutic approach to help people change negative and self-defeating cognitions into more positive and adaptive ones. Dr. Dowd demonstrates the use of cognitive hypnotherapy in treating various disorders, in reconstructing memories, and in helping normally healthy individuals overcome blocks to more effective performance.

"...integrates cognitive therapy with hypnotherapy and provides principles & illustrations of hypnotic routines that can be used in changing cognitive self-statements, processing distortions, & tacit cognitive structures."

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Editorial Reviews

Michael J. Mahoney
This is an excellent and balanced overview of theories and techniques of hypnotherapy, with special emphasis on their relevance to contemporary forms of cognitive therapy. A respected authority and scholar on this topic, Dowd also demonstrates his clinical acumen in describing when and how hypnotic techniques can be useful. I highly recommend this book.
William J. Matthews
Cognitive Hypnotherapy provides clinicians with an empirically validated framework in which to assess, intervene, and evaluate their work with clients. This book is a must-read for clinicians interested in further developing their skills.
Robert L. Leahy
This is a seminal book in cognitive therapy. Dr. Dowd provides us with an excellent theoretical foundation for hypnotherapy, drawing upon a variety of therapeutic models. Dowd is to be commended for his balanced and integrative approach to psychotherapy and hypnosis. He provides detailed, practical guidelines for the use of hypnotic techniques in psychotherapy and then indicates how these techniques may be applied to anxiety disorders, stress, depression, habit disorders, and life enhancement. This is a thoughtful, insightful, creative, and important contribution that will be of great interest to therapists from a variety of orientations who are interested in enhancing their effectiveness in treating difficult problems.
William J. Matthews Ph.D
Cognitive Hypnotherapy provides clinicians with an empirically validated framework in which to assess, intervene, and evaluate their work with clients. This book is a must-read for clinicians interested in further developing their skills.
Booknews
Dowd (a cognitive therapist) integrates the theory and practice of cognitive therapy with hypnosis and hypnotherapy. The 12 chapters discuss background (cognitive therapy, models of hypnotherapy, hypnotic induction), as well as treatment of psychological disorders (anxiety and phobias, stress-related and habit disorders, depression, the reconstruction of memory, the enhancement of life, and overcoming resistance). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765702289
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Thomas Dowd, Ph.D., ABPP, is professor of psychology at Kent State University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Background
Cognitive Therapy 9
Models of Hypnotherapy 25
Hypnotic Induction 37
Pt. II Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Anxiety and Phobias 69
Stress-Related Disorders 87
Depression 97
Habit Disorders 115
Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Reconstruction of Memory 139
Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Enhancement of Life 173
Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Overcoming Resistance 201
Epilogue 219
References 221
Index 233
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