Instructor`s Hypnosis

In a journal article titled Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy for Depression, Alladin explored the context of cognitive hypnotherapy as a form of therapy for depression. Cognitive hypnotherapy combines cognitive behaviour therapy and hypnosis (Alladin, 2010, p. 165). Th rationale for the integration of CBT with hypnosis is to address anxiety alongside depression (Alladin, 2010, p. 166). In this article, Alladin made use of a circular feedback model of non-endogenous depression that combines hypnotherapy with CBT in the treatment of depression (Alladin, 2010, p. 168). From this model, Alladin created a multimodal approach called cognitive hypnotherapy for clinical depression treatment. Cognitive hypnotherapy has been validated yet continues to be a work in progress.
Cognitive hypnotherapy is made up of 16 weekly sessions that can be modified or expanded to the clinical needs of the patients (Alladin, 2010, p. 168). The type of evidence used by Alladin to study the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy is statistical in nature. As described in the article, there were 80 controlled trials to evaluate the effectiveness of CBT in decreasing the symptoms of depression. In studying hypnotherapy, Alladin presented statistical evidences from past researches made. For instance, in relaxation training, 58 primary care patients in depression were studied to compare the effectiveness of CBT and self-hypnosis (Alladin, 2010, p. 170).
Using statistical evidence in discussing the effectiveness of hypnosis for depression is highly supportive form of evidence or moderately strong form of evidence. Statistical type of evidence makes use of empirical analysis or uses the results of an investigation, scientific experiment, or methodical experiment. This is a very credible type of evidence since there are sources to base the research from. For statistical evidence to be more credible, the source must also come from reputable journals.
Alladin, A. (2010) Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy for Depression, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 58:2, 165-185, DOI: 10.1080/00207140903523194 (2013). Philip N. Howard, University of Washington, Research Methods, Four Types of Evidence. [online] Retrieved from:

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