Self-Hypnosis for Stress Relief and Deep Relaxation:
- The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
- In a 2003 study, 71 percent of 204 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients reported improved symptoms after 12 weekly hour-long hypnosis sessions, the APA reported. Of those who reported improvements, 81 percent continued to feel better up to six years after the hypnosis treatment had ended, according to the study.
- Self-hypnosis is an effective tool for physical and emotional support between therapy sessions.
Hammond, DC. “Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders.” Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Feb;10(2):263-73. doi: 10.1586/ern.09.140.
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