Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (RECBH) is an action-oriented humanistic approach to emotional growth that stresses individuals’ capacity for creating, altering, and controlling their emotional states. RECBH places much emphasis on the present - on currently held beliefs and attitudes, painful emotions, and maladaptive/dysfunctional behaviours that can sabotage a fuller experience of life. That is, RECBH teaches people how to overcome problems and how to implement gratifying and realistic alternatives to current psychological patterns.
The ICCHP teaches RECBH in-line with the Albert Ellis Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) model of emotional disturbance rather than the Aaron Beck Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model for three reasons; the first is that Ellis’ model deals with both symptom treatment as well as advocating a philosophy of healthy living, whereas Beck’s model only focuses on symptom treatment. Secondly, Ellis’ model does not shy away from disputing worst case scenarios from the start, whereas Beck’s model focuses on reality testing. Thirdly, because, there seems to be a convergence among Beck therapists to following one of the primary Ellis models of disputing rigidly held beliefs.
The ICCHP, as it promotes an integrative approach to patient treatment, combines REBT, CBT with all other hypnotherapeutic approaches and refers to this combined Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy (CBH) approach as RECBH. Students studying with the ICCHP will receive training in more than just Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Hypnosis.