Mindfulness-based hypnosis: blending science, beliefs, and wisdoms to catalyze healing
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Mindfulness-based hypnosis
Abstract: 

We live in a global village, comprised of people with diverse cultural and religious orientations. How do we integrate these different beliefs and values into our clinical practice? Mindfulness-based psychotherapy (MBP), an evidence-based psychological intervention, provides a secular template for assimilating various cultural beliefs and wisdoms in therapies. MBP represents a cross-fertilization between Western psychological practice and Eastern meditative disciplines. Guided by MBP, this article describes how intention, mindfulness, acceptance, gratitude, and the "heart" can be combined with cognitive hypnotherapy to catalyze healing of emotional disorders-particularly depression. This integrated approach is referred to as mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy (MBCH) as it assimilates cognitive hypnotherapy with mindfulness strategies. MBCH represents an attempt to broaden the comprehensiveness of hypnotherapy as an integrated form of psychotherapy. Additionally, based on new understanding of the heart as a complex information center, an innovative hypnotherapeutic strategy for generating psychophysiological coherence and psychological well-being is described.

Author(s): 
Alladin, Assen
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Clin Hypn
Publication Date: 
2014-01
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
285-302
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0002-9157
DOI: 
10.1080/00029157.2013.857290
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24693836

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Assen Alladin. 2014-01. "Mindfulness-based hypnosis: blending science, beliefs, and wisdoms to catalyze healing." The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 56: 3: 285-302. 10.1080/00029157.2013.857290.

Wikipedia Citation

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