Hypnotherapy and Ill and Injured Workers

In an article in the IAIABC Journal Michael Ellner and Robert Aurbach report:

“Hypnosis is an excellent intervention tool for the treatment of injured and ill  workers with respect to learned helplessness, disability behavior and many of the physical and emotional symptoms experienced by injured workers. Assistance with stress and coping with external stressors, chronic pain, insomnia, depression and fostering a positive mental attitude are all well documented applications of hypnosis.

A self-hypnosis training regimen offered by properly trained and certified hypnosis professionals offers an opportunity for a brief and measurable intervention, resulting in a likelihood of positive impact on the injured or ill worker, with none of the risks traditionally associated with psychological intervention in workers’ compensation cases.”

You can read the complete article here

* IAIABC Journal Fall 2009, Vol 46, No 2

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