Product reviews for Treating Stress and Anxiety

Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapistsâ„¢ Newsletter Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists' Newsletter, 2008
This is a wonderfully practical book that the authors have provided on a subject that we, as therapists, encounter frequently. As such, it is not a book of hypnotherapeutic techniques but is a book of useful techniques that we all need to know and can incorporate into our 'grab bag of skills'.

The CD accompanying the book enables the printing of the handouts to be simple and accurate.

The initial overview covers the discussion of confidentiality with the client, the assessment and setting of realistic treatment goals and risk assessment regarding suicidal thoughts, mood disorders and coping mechanisms. Extensive handouts and worksheets are excellent.

The chapters covering the treatment for anxiety disorders provide a wealth of useful information and strategies for maintaining emotional health, the impact of thoughts on stress and anxiety and a range of relaxation exercises including using the breath to ease away the discomfort. Communication styles are discussed, substance abuse and much more.

A group programme over eight weeks, complete with the handouts and worksheets, is set out clearly and there are helpful tips regarding the group structure that a therapist would find most useful.
Guest | 11/11/2008 00:00
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