Dr Alistair Dobbin

Dr Alastair Dobbin, GP, Brunton Place Surgery, Brunton Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5EG

Dr Alastair Dobbin

Alastair has been a GP in Edinburgh since 1982. He has also been a clinical hypnotherapist working within the NHS for the past 18 years, and has conducted research with the University of Edinburgh into the effects of hypnotherapy in a General Practice setting.

In 2003/4 he conducted a study, with the University of Edinburgh, into the use of a mental skills training programme, Positive Mental Training, as a form of self help for depressed patients in NHS primary care, as a result of this Edinburgh NHS Community Health Partnership has established a programme of positive mental skills training in the whole of Edinburgh, and this is successfully changing the way GPs and primary care workers see and treat mental illness. He writes for journals, and does training sessions with primary care workers and GPs. He has studied depression extensively, and lectures about neuroscience and neurobiology.

For more information on the Positive Mental Training programme visit www.positiverewards.com