Dr Alastair Dobbin, MBBS qualified in 1976, working in London and Australia before becoming a full time GP in Edinburgh where he became interested in hypnotherapy. Along with Edinburgh University and Imperial College London he researched the impact clinical hypnotherapy had on patient health in primary care, from which he developed the idea of using Positive Mental Training to treat depression. Since then he has conducted research into Positive Mental Training in a General Practice setting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and is currently researching the effects of positive reappraisal with McGill University, Montreal.
Alastair writes for journals, lectures to students and conducts workshops with primary care workers and GPs in Scotland and England. He is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh.
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