Tim Brunson DCH

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Dynamic hypnosis, IBS, and the value of individualizing treatment: a clinical perspective.



Hypnosis has already been proven efficient in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The author was responsible for the hypnotherapy in a Swedish study and adds her clinical experience with IBS patients within and beyond that study. The hypnosis was labeled dynamic, and the treatment utilized the therapists' clinical competence and individually tailored techniques, including gut-oriented symptom relief and hypnoanalysis, separately or in combination. The author presents 2 cases, 1 with a focus on symptom relief and 1 on exploring traumatic causes. She illustrates her clinical rationale for technical flexibility from trauma resolving hypnoanalysis to symptom-alleviating suggestive hypnosis, including dynamics beyond the symptom when such are part of the case history.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2014;62(2):145-63. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2014.869127. Carolusson S. Author information: a Carolusson & Carolusson AB , Göteborg , Sweden.

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