Hypnotherapy and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

In a paper titled ‘Hypnotically Induced Dissociation (HID) as a strategic intervention for enhancing OCD treatment’*, researchers and authors Joseph Meyerson and Andres Konichezky, describe in detail how the hypnotherapeutic technique HID was used to successfully treat three patients diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).

The paper concluded, “we found HID to be a powerful therapeutic tool that enhances psychotherapeutic outcomes in the treatment of OCD patients. It can be used hetero-hypnotically and subsequently during patients’ self-hypnotic experiences. Cautious and skilled implementation of HID for OCD patients can help address psychological issues that have been neglected during major parts of the patients’ development, thus facilitating both psychological growth and well being.”

You can read the entire paper here.

* Hypnotically Induced Dissociation (HID) as a strategic intervention for enhancing OCD, Joseph Meyerson and Andres KonichezkyAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 53:3, January 2011

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