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Must read for serious hypnotherapists
on 13 August 2011
This is a very accessible but substantive book on integrating cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy. Dr Assen Alladin is a clinical psychologist and leading researcher in the field of clinical hypnosis (I highly recommend his handbook on using Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression).
This is a long way from pop psychology, NLP stuff. It's a proper therapy book that a serious clinician can use. However it is written in an entirely accessible way and many lay hypnotherapists would find it very helpful.
Alladin covers specific topics of PTSD, Somatization disorder, depression, insomnia, migraines, sexual disorders and skin disorders. His approach is evidence-based and not speculative. Base your treatment approaches on Alladin's models and you are off to a good solid start. He includes treatment plans and scripts. His many clear examples of integrating cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy inspire natural replication.
This is one of those trusted resources you want to have on your shelf.