Title: Cogntive Hypnotherapy for Emotional Disorders
Presenters: Jini Gopinath  
the main building of AGH University of Science and Technology - A0
A0 Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej (al. Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków) 

Room 137/ Sala 137

Time: 14.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN


Cognitive Hypnotherapy (CH) is a treatment model that utilizes principles from the Cognitive Behavioural paradigm and hypnotherapy. The model was developed by Assen Alladin, a Clinical Psychologist from Calgary Medical University, Canada to understand the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which was developed by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis when combined with Hypnosis, in the treatment of depression. Now, this treatment modality is being used for treating all other emotional disorders. This model is designed to have 16 weekly sessions, and several studies have been conducted to examine its effectiveness. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is found useful to reduce depression, anxiety and hopelessness as assessed by standardised assessment tools like Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Hopelessness Scale. It is found to have better outcomes when compared to cognitive therapy or hypnosis when used as a single modality of treatment. The effect sizes of the change were larger than individual treatment modalities. The gains in treatment are maintained at 6-month and 12-month follow-ups also. The addition of hypnotherapy with a well-established psychotherapy enhances the effectiveness and meets the APA criteria for a “probably efficacious” treatment.

Dr Jini K Gopinath is a Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist He completed his training from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and his PhD was from University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India. He was Head of Clinical Operations at Optum International Now he is the Chief Psychology Officer at YourDost and adjunct facility at IIPR and MAHE Bangalore