This practical guide, based on the theory that emotional disorders are influenced by negatively biased thinking, describes how brief cognitive behaviour therapy can provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal. Using illustrative case material throughout, the authors outline strategies for helping clients examine and overcome unhelpful beliefs and patterns of thought at the root of their distress. Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive behaviour therapy, they describe the process of working with clients through all stages of counseling.

Hyponosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Hyponosis as an adjunct to cognitive behaviour therapy

Occasionally clients request hypnosis instead of cognitive behaviour therapy. It is likely that many therapists would have either referred the client elsewhere or would have attempted to persuade an existing client that cognitive behaviour therapy or one of the other forms of cognitive behaviour therapy would be equally effective (Ellis, 1986). However, the latter approach can increase the rate of attrition, that is, early termination of therapy as the client is not obtaining what they wish. Clearly, if this occurs then the client is not going to benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy. Therefore, somewhat reluctantly, this chapter has been included in the book.

When clients have a strong belief that hypnosis ...

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