Viorel Lupu1*, Izabela Ramona Lupu2
1 Department of Psychiatry & Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
2 Iuliu Hatieganu School Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The paper presents the cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy intervention in a case of irritable bowel syndrome in a 32-year-old patient, by using the desensitizing technique, originally in the imaginary, over several hypnosis sessions interleaved with self-hypnosis sessions, and then in vivo, with exposure to symptomatology-activating life situations, such as exposure to the client’s path to and from work. In order to eliminate catastrophic thoughts about the consequences of the onset of a diarrhea on the way to and from work, we used the Ellis ABC model applied in 5 rational-emotional and behavioral psychotherapy sessions. To improve sleep quality, we used techniques for the control of breathing, hypnosis and self-hypnosis. The evolution of this case was favorable.
Keywords: Irritable, bowel, syndrome, hypnotherapy, CBT, REBT
Published online: 2018/03/01
Published print: 2018/03/01
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