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Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy

ISBN: 978-1-118-50991-3
344 pages
October 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders applies a systematic integrative approach, Cognitive Hypnotherapy (CH), to the psychological treatment of anxiety disorders; it demonstrates how simple techniques can be used to create a therapeutic context within which CBT is more effective.
  • An evidence-based approach to enhancing CBT with hypnosis and mindfulness when treating anxiety disorders shows how simple techniques can be used to create a therapeutic context within which CBT can become more effective
  • Offers detailed and comprehensive coverage for practitioners, with specific protocols for each anxiety disorders covered and a hort case study per treatment chapter in order to demonstrate the approach in action
  • Anxiety disorders is an area where the interaction between conscious and unconscious processes is especially important, and where the use of hypnotherapeutic and mindfulness techniques can therefore be especially effective
  • Builds on the author’s research and experience and develops his significant earlier work in this area – notably Cognitive Hypnotherapy: An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Wiley, 2008)
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Table of Contents

About the Author viii

Foreword x

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xvi

1 An Integrative Approach for Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders 1

Overview 1

Introduction 1

Self?-Wounds Model of Anxiety Disorders 2

Summary 13

2 Integrated Therapy for Anxiety Disorders 14

Overview 14

Integrated Therapy 14

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Disorders 16

Summary 52

3 Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) 54

Case of Betty 54

Diagnostic Criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) 55

Prevalence of Social Anxiety Disorder 56

Causes of Social Anxiety Disorder 57

Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder 58

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Social Anxiety Disorder 59

Summary 77

4 Specific Phobia 79

Case of Mandy 79

Diagnostic Criteria for Specific Phobia 80

Prevalence of Specific Phobia 80

Causes of Specific Phobia 81

Treatment of Specific Phobia 83

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Specific Phobia 84

Summary 103

5 Panic Disorder 104

Case of Harry 104

Diagnostic Criteria for Panic Disorder 105

Prevalence of Panic Disorder 106

Causes of Panic Disorder 106

Treatments for Panic Disorder 108

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Panic Disorder 109

Summary 139

6 Generalized Anxiety Disorder 141

Case of Fred 141

Diagnostic Criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder 142

Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder 143

Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder 144

Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder 144

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder 146

Summary 175

7 Agoraphobia 176

Case of Margaret 176

Diagnostic Criteria for Agoraphobia 177

Prevalence of Agoraphobia 178

Causes of Agoraphobia 178

Treatment of Agoraphobia 181

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Agoraphobia 184

Summary 207

8 Separation Anxiety Disorder 208

Case of Andrew 208

Diagnostic Criteria for Separation Anxiety Disorder 209

Prevalence of Separation Anxiety Disorder 210

Causes of Separation Anxiety Disorder 211

Treatment of Separation Anxiety Disorder 212

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Separation Anxiety Disorder 213

Case of Fran 233

Summary 239

9 Selective Mutism 241

Case of Jessica 241

Diagnostic Criteria for Selective Mutism 243

Prevalence of Selective Mutism 243

Causes of Selective Mutism 244

Treatment of Selective Mutism 245

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Selective Mutism 246

Summary 275

10 Conclusions and Future Directions 276

Appendix A 278

Appendix B 280

References 285

Index 319

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Author Information

ASSEN ALLADIN is a clinical psychologist and adjunct associate professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary Medical School, Canada. He has practiced and taught both hypnosis and clinical psychology for three decades. Dr Alladin has published over 30 chapters and papers on clinical hypnosis, and is the author of Handbook of Cognitive-Hypnotherapy for Depression: An Evidence-Based Approach (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), Hypnotherapy Explained (Radcliffe Publishing, 2008) and Cognitive Hypnotherapy: An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).
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