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Am J Clin Hypn. 2018 Jul;61(1):45-56. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2018.1456896.

Mindful Self-Hypnosis for Self-Care: An Integrative Model and Illustrative Case Example.

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a Baylor University , Waco , Texas, USA.


The combination of mindfulness and self-hypnosis could provide a tool that is easily implemented by individuals who want to care for their well-being in times of high stress. Each discipline has been shown to be effective in relieving stress, and integration could further facilitate change while creating a tool that is highly accessible. There are many similarities between the two practices, such as focusing of attention and the emphasis on mind-body connection. However, important distinctions in psychological (e.g., self-monitoring) and neural (e.g., functional connectivity) elements are noted. A theory of how integrated mindful self-hypnosis may create change is presented. An illustrative case example of mindful self-hypnosis practice and a self-hypnosis transcript are provided.


mindfulness; self-care; self-hypnosis

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