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Cognitive / Behavioural Hypnotherapy Theory Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of treatment which requires clients to look at the importance of thinking in what they feel and what they do. Traditionally this treatment involves the identification of negative thoughts … Continue reading

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Theory One of the key figures in the history of hypnotism was Milton H Erickson. His approach is often described as indirect, but if you watch videos of him in action you will see that he could be … Continue reading

Analytical Hypnotherapy Theory There are various methods within the Analytical family of hypnotic techniques. They all involve age regression, achieved by a variety of tools. These include: Time line Free association Affect bridge, They also have in common the fact that … Continue reading

The Importance of Modelling Modelling is a formalised process of ascertaining what makes excellent people excellent at what they do. In the early 1970’s Richard Bandler and John Grinder, set out to model key therapists who seemed to achieve consistently good results … Continue reading

Who and what are you? To be a successful therapist you need to know who and what you are, feel confident in being you and value yourself in order to make a success of your therapy practice. When looking at Beliefs … Continue reading

The Health Belief Model This model was developed to help explain health behaviours. However there are elements that can be generalised to other areas of a hypnotist’s work. It was developed from Kurt Lewin’s ‘field theory’, a phenomenological approach which … Continue reading

Self-efficacy Theory Part 2 There are four main sources of information for efficacy beliefs according to Bandura: 1. Prior success and performance attainment This is thought to be the most powerful, since it is based on personal experience, but appraisal … Continue reading

Post Number 500 Well, I never thought I would reach a half century with my blog, but this post represents my 500th posting. When I first began this process it was to be a method to improve my SEO and … Continue reading

Self-efficacy Theory Confidence has been identified at the anecdotal and empirical level as an important construct in motivation. There is an assumption that behavioural outcomes influence self-efficacy and onwards to self-esteem. This reflects a ‘psychological consequences’ approach to self-efficacy. However, … Continue reading

Goals Perspective Theory Maehr & Nicholls (1980) defined three types of achievement motivation: ability-orientated motivation, task-orientated motivation and social approval-orientated motivation. Ability-orientated motivation is when ‘the goal of the behavior is to maximize the subjective probability of attributing high ability … Continue reading

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