Case Study: Personalized self-hypnosis method for Irritable bowel syndrome

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJAR.2014.03.01.Art042

Authors : Koo Kian Yong


Clinical hypnotherapy is proven by many research studies as an evidence-based practice. Hypnotherapy is classified as a complementary therapy which regulated by Ministry of Health in Malaysia. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that many patients suffered in Malaysia. However, there is still lack of practitioner who specialized in IBS and offer effective intervention. According to a recent study (Lindfors el at., 2012), gut-directed hypnotherapy is one of the most effective intervention for IBS related issues and the result able to sustain up to 1 year. However, traditional gut-directed hypnotherapy involves 12 sessions of 1 hour therapy session. This case study will demonstrate the advantages of personalized self-hypnosis method which combine with a brief version of gut-directed hypnotherapy session which only involve 3 sessions. Treatment is tailored for Eric Liu, a male client who is 35 years old and diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome by medical doctor. 


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