Integrating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with hypnosis may increase benefits to clients suffering from a broad range of mental and physical health problems. This practitioner's guide, written by some of the most influential clinical psychologists, educators, and hypnotists, brings together these two methods of treatment and provides a theoretical framework for this integration. By thoroughly reviewing the evidence-based research for the addition of hypnosis to cognitive behavioral treatments and illustrating a variety of clinical applications, the contributors show how the integration can mean productive treatment of clients who might otherwise not have progressed as quickly or successfully. A useful final chapter addresses the process of becoming a practitioner of both CBT and hypnosis.
This workbook describes a method that combines one of the newest treatments in behavioral healthócognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)ówith one of the oldestóclinical hypnosis. The author provides step-by-step guidance in the joint application of these two modalities for the optimal treatment of depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias. The book is based on studies suggesting that clinical hypnosis in combination with CBT may increase treatment efficacy. With a systematic approach, the workbook covers the theoretical foundations of this integrated modality and explains how to assess whether such treatment is warranted for a particular case. It addresses requisite skills such as teaching self-...
Picked warm from a tree, a California apricot opens into halves as easily as if it came with a dotted line down its center. The seed infuses the core with a hint of almond; the fruit carries the scent of citrus and jasmine; and it tastes, some say, like manna from heaven. In these pages, Robin Chapman recalls the season when the Santa Clara Valley was the largest apricot producer in the world and recounts the stories of Silicon Valley's now lost orchards. From the Spaniards in the eighteenth century who first planted apricots in the Mission Santa Clara gardens to the post-World War II families who built their homes among subdivided orchards, relive the long summer days ripe with bumper crops of this much-anticipated delicacy.
Sancho's Golden Age is a sequel to Don Quixote, and the tale of the adventures of Sancho Panza, the knight's faithful squire. After Don Quixote's death Sancho has been unable to settle back into his former life. He longs for more romance than reality can supply. During their final journey home Don Quixote and Sancho had considered replacing their failed chivalric ideal with another - the pastoral life. They spoke of reinventing themselves as poetic Arcadian shepherds. They would live as if in the Golden Age with Dulcinea transformed into a perfect shepherdess. Don Quixote died before they could put their joint plan into practice but now Sancho can't resist the urge to try it for himself. The result is comic and disastrous but eventually Sancho, against all the odds, is rewarded with his own ideal Dulcinea - in reality not fantasy. Much of the story is related by Rocinante, the knight's old horse, and Rucio, the squire's donkey. Naturally both animals are full of horse sense and, thanks to their previous experiences, acutely aware of the gap between fact and fiction.
The American Robin is North America's most widespread songbird, with a range extending from Alaska, Canada, and Newfoundland to the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala. Its ruddy red breast and cheerful song have also made it one of our most beloved birds-as American as apple pie, as familiar a harbinger of spring as the first daffodil. Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin have chosen the American Robin as their state bird, while a pair of robins grace the Canadian two dollar bill. In this book, Roland Wauer offers a complete natural history of the American Robin for a popular audience. Combining his own observations as a field naturalist with data gleaned from the scientific literature, he describes the American Robin from every angle-appearance and biology, distribution, behavior, life cycle, and enemies and threats. In addition, he explores the legends and lore surrounding robins and offers suggestions for attracting them to your yard.
The Duchess's Diary is the first in a trilogy of novels imagining and expanding the lives of some of Cervantes' most memorable characters, set against the colourful and exotic backdrop of 17th century Spain. Maria Isabel, Duchess of Caparroso, falls in love with Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, but believes he has misrepresented her character in his work. She records her thoughts and actions in a diary, weaving back and forth between the golden summer when she first met 'her author', and her present distressing situation. Regarded as hysterical by her boorish husband, she is bled by her doctor who weekly drains off 'bad humours' from gashes kept permanently open in her thighs. Cervantes alludes to this in Don Quixote II; a betrayal too painful for the Duchess to bear. But her resentment gradually diminishes as she recalls her relationship with Cervantes, whose idea the diary was, and she comes to realise that writing it has been her salvation.