More and more therapists have been employing an integrative approach to treatment, and they have seen favourable and long-lasting results in clinical practice. The advantage of using an integrative approach is that you can tailor-make the therapy to suit the needs of the client–one can combine behaviour techniques with hypnosis, or behaviour therapy with some analysis, or even cognitive techniques with something else.
Integrative therapy has moved on over the last twenty years. David Kraft and Tom Kraft have spoken time and time again about the benefits of using a multi-modal approach–see the references below. John Gruzelier (2012) recently pointed out that,
‘The integrative approach was part of the new millennium’s zeitgeist in all fields of science, especially neurobiology with its explosion of discoveries, inculcating a more flexible, openminded orientation in scientists’.
He also said that this integrative approach has become more present in clinical practice-for example in the articles and presentation by Kraft and Kraft and others.
JH Gruzelier (2012). Editorial Commentary. Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, 29 (2): 133-135.
Kraft T & Kraft D (2004). Creating a virtual reality in hypnosis: a case of driving phobia. Contemporary Hypnosis, 21 (2): 79-85.
Kraft T & Kraft D (2005). Covert sensitization revisited: six case studies. Contemporary Hypnosis, 22 (4): 202-209.
Kraft T & Kraft D (2007). An integrative approach to the treatment of hyperhidrosis: review and case study. Contemporary Hypnosis, 24 (1): 38-45.
Kraft T & Kraft D (2007). Irritable Bowel Syndrome: symptomatic treatment approaches versus integrative psychotherapy. Contemporary Hypnosis, 24 (4): 161-177.
Kraft D & Kraft T (2010). Use of in vivo and in vitro desensitization in the treatment of mouse phobia: review and case study. Contemporary Hypnosis, 27 (3): 184-194.
Kraft D (2012). Panic disorder without agoraphobia. A multi-modal approach: solution-focused therapy, hypnosis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of Integrative Research, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1 (1): 4-15.
Kraft D (2012). Successful treatment of heavy smoker in one hour using split screen imagery, aversion, and suggestions to eliminate cravings. Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy, 29 (2): 175-188.
David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).
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