Viorel LUPU1* & Izabela Ramona LUPU2
1Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Iuliu Haţieganu School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This paper presents the cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy intervention in a case of dog phobia in a 10-year old patient, through the desensitization technique, originally in the imaginary, over several hypnosis sessions, interleaved with self-hypnosis sessions, then in vivo, with exposure to a stray dog in the hospital’s courtyard.
To eliminate catastrophic thoughts related to illness caused by a possible dog bite, we used Ellis’ ABC model, applied in 5 sessions of Rational Emotive Behavioral Psychotherapy. We applied the same approach to increase frustration tolerance.To improve sleep quality, we used techniques for the control of breathing, hypnosis and self-hypnosis. The evolution of this case was favorable.
Keywords: phobia, dogs, hypnotherapy, CBT, REBT
Published online: 2017/03/01
Published print: 2017/03/01
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