Hypnosis and OCD


In his landmark paper, “Application of hypnotic strategies sustained by a positive psychology orientation in treating OCD patients” (1) Arnon Zahi PhD proposed a three-step approach aimed at turning annoying symptoms, including ruminations and ritualistic behaviors, into procedures that promote wellbeing. Two cases were presented to illustrate this hypno-strategic approach.

Sara (Case 1), who […]

Hypnotherapy and Anorexia

Hypnotherapy or hypnosis has a long and successful history in treating anorexia nervosa.

According to Baker and Nash (1987) and Nash and Baker (1993) hypnosis was introduced to anorectic patients as a means of gaining enhanced self-control associated with various opportunities for increased security and mastery. The induction techniques used were structured and permissive. Hypnotic […]