Hypnosis works! For those still thinking “it’s a fluff story” here is a scientifical study :
Hypnosis plays in important part in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Applying hypnosis allows the patients to reach a lower level of anxiety symptoms. The purpose of the study is to investigate the efficiency of certain therapeutic approaches on the patients who suffer from anxiety disorders. The methods were focused on applying the cognitive-behavioural therapy and applying clinical hypnosis along with the cognitive-behavioural intervention.
The study involved 63 subjects aged between 23 and 53, the mean age being 36.89 (SD= 9.44); they were
divided into 3 groups: two experimental and one control group by random choice. The first experimental group
(Ncbt =21) received during the therapeutic protocol cognitive-behavioural treatment. The second experimental
group (Ncbt-h = 21) benefited from both hypnotherapeutic techniques and cognitive-behavioural interventions.
The control group (Ncg = 21) did not receive any kind of psychotherapeutic interventions.
Other sample characteristics were: 35 % male and 65% female. Marital status: 27% married, 5.4% divorced
and 67.6% never married. Educational status of participants has varied as follows: 42.6% high school graduates
and 57.4% university graduates. Employment status: state-owned companies or private sector employees (63.25),
college and master-level students, Phd student from several areas (22%), healthcare professionals (14.8%).
Patients appealed to psychotherapy both by own initiative or led by psychiatrist or current doctor who
diagnosed them with an anxious disorder. A number of patients (14 subjects) claimed that they presented
themselves to treatment because of their family, friends or co-workers who insisted on it. After the introductory
sessions (which included the clinical interview, explaining functioning principals of the cognitive-behavioural
therapy, explaining the use of hypnosis in the treatment) the patients were informed about forming therapy
groups to work on the diagnosed anxious disorders.
The participants were informed about the purpose and the procedure on which the research was based. They
were invited to participate in group intervention only after their consent, expressed voluntarily. The patients who
gave their consent were explained the structure of the psychotherapeutic intervention. They opted according to
their preference to one of the groups (either the one were cognitive-behavioural strategies were applied or the one
were both cognitive-behavioural strategies and hypnotherapeutic
Patients completed the questionnaires on two times, before and after (4 months after) participation in the
The results showed clear improvement for the group using hypnosis therapy.
At Hypfocus we help you resolve those subconscious drivers for anxiety so that physical responses, negative emotions and thoughts are less frequent and easier to manage when they occur.
Anxiety is a response triggered in the brain to a perceived threat. The threat may be real or imagined. Sometimes the person whose response has been triggered may find it difficult to identify what it was that triggered it, sometimes they will be aware and will go to great lengths avoiding situations that they’ve identified as a trigger in the past.
If you have been feeling anxious and would like to learn more about anxiety and hypnotherapy, give me a call or book online using the button above.
We offer a 4 session program for Anxiety Clients. Clients with more complex anxiety issues may require more.
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