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Hypnosis in the treatment of social phobia.

Rogers, Janet. (May 2008). Hypnosis in the Treatment of Social Phobia. Australian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, Vol 36(1), 64-68.

This case illustrates the successful use of hypnosis with a 55-year-old client suffering from a 30-year history of social phobia. The client had been diligent in attempting a variety of therapies for most of that time, practising the use of typical phobia treatments such as systematic imaginal and in vivo exposure. Due to their lack of success, these treatments were not emphasised in this instance. Relaxation and breathing training were taught to lower anxiety. Ego strengthening was used, followed by age regression, and the affect and somatic bridges to access the past. Future-orientation with imagery enabled the client to visualise success, while anchoring was taught for quick access to a relaxed state. The trance state was utilised to discard unwanted thoughts and emotions.

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

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