Studies show that a new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness and hypnotherapy has shown positive results.
“Mindfulness is a type of meditation that involves focusing attention on present moment awareness. It can help people cope with stress, but can require months of practice and training.
Hypnosis also involves focusing attention, but it includes mental imagery, relaxation and suggestions for symptom reduction.
Combining mindfulness and hypnotherapy in a single session is a novel intervention that may be equal to or better than existing treatments, with the advantage of being more time-effective, less daunting and easier to use.
This could be a valuable option for treating anxiety and stress reduction.”
- The intervention was : 1-hour weekly individual sessions that included hypnosis inductions and suggestions for greater mindfulness. Participants also were given self-hypnosis audio recordings lasting about 20 minutes, each with suggestions for a hypnotic induction, relaxation and greater mindfulness.