Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), it's Theory and Practice with Hypnotherapy

This lecture has been approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).The course is offered by Exclusive Hypnotherapy.

Course information has been provided by Exclusive Hypnotherapy.

This lecture will provide better understanding and application of principles of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) (the original cognitive therapy), which is one of the most clinically trialled psychotherapies in the world. The practical application of REBT will be demonstrated to enable participants to use this in their clinical practice.

12:00 Workshop starts 
15:00 Workshop ends


This is a lecture on rational emotive behaviour therapy with demonstrations of rational emotive imagery and hypnotherapy. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, the pioneering cognitive therapy based on the work of Dr Albert Ellis and his wife Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis, theorises that most forms of human psychological problems are a form of demands and inaccurate definitions on self, others or the world.  REBT teaches semantic precision, to be less demanding and more accepting of self, others and the world thus reducing anxiety, anger and depression towards concern, annoyance and sadness.

The lecture will explain psychological symptoms in detail, the detrimental effect of memory, drawing on the work of Dr Claire Weekes and my own experiences and clinical work of 19 years full-time practice.

The lecture will demonstrate how hypnotherapy enhances the above and depotentiates irrational beliefs and utilizes the theories and practice of the Psychiatrist and researcher of clinical hypnotherapy, Milton H, Erickson and Dr Albert Ellis, a Diplomate from the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis.

This lecture is suitable for health professionals: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, GPs, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Teachers and Students.

Learning outcomes and objectives

To instruct the participants on the rudiments of rational emotive behaviour therapy and hypnotherapy. To provide the clinician with a model which will help self/the client understand and treat the complexities of neuroses.

  • Introduction to the teachings of Dr Albert Ellis and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • To gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the following components of REBT and provide the clinician with a model to understand:
    The basis of human psychological disturbance
    The ABC form, explaining the connections between external events, beliefs, the resultant debilitating emotions and secondary disturbances.
  • The impact of memory and its management.
  • Rational Emotive Imagery (R.E.I.).
  • To introduce The Vicious Circle of Psychological Misery and the teachings of Dr Claire Weekes.

Facilitator: Robin W Thorburn

Robin Thorburn is the owner of the longest established Hypno-Psychotherapy Practice in Edinburgh, author of Breaking The Vicious Circle of Psychological Misery with foreword from Dr Albert Ellis, originator of REBT/CBT. Robin has conducted over 7,000 Hypno-psychotherapy sessions and has appeared on radio, in magazines and newspapers. He has written articles which have been published on REBT websites throughout the world and in The British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies publication, CBT Today. Robin has a long standing professional association with Doctors Albert and Debbie Ellis.

Booking information


  • £50
  • Students: £30

including VAT and refreshments.

How to book:

Exclusive Hypnotherapy

Sat, 12/05/2012 (All day)
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BPS Learning Centre Approved