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Hypnosis in the management of alcohol dependence.

Jayasinghe, H. B. (2005). Hypnosis in the Management of Alcohol Dependence. European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. Vol 6(3), 12-16.

Alcohol dependence can be broadly divided into physiological dependence and psychological dependence. The physiological dependence can be successfully controlled with appropriate medical management. Today with the introduction of some of the effective hypnotherapeutic techniques such as guided imagery, visualization techniques, dream induction, rational emotive behavior therapy and aversion therapy, psychological dependence can be successfully managed. When dealing with alcohol dependents, it is an essential prerequisite to determine whether the patient is sincerely motivated to abstain totally from all forms of liquor for the rest of his life. If not, he has to be properly motivated by employing HypnoRational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT). Hypnotically induced dreams too can enhance the patient's potential to utilize his internal resources to motivate positively.

David Hartman, MSW, The Wellness Institute, 3716-274th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 425-391-9716

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Title Annotation:Addictions
Author:Hartman, David
Publication:Journal of Heart Centered Therapies
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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