Hypnosis Attitudes: Treatment Effects and Associations With Symptoms in Individuals With Cancer.

The American journal of clinical hypnosis

PubMedID: 28557676

Mendoza ME, Capafons A, Jensen MP. Hypnosis Attitudes: Treatment Effects and Associations With Symptoms in Individuals With Cancer. Am J Clin Hypn. 2017;60(1):50-67.
Attitudes about hypnosis are associated with hypnotic responsiveness. However, little is known about how hypnosis attitudes change with treatment and if those changes are associated with better outcomes. This study examined whether an intervention based on the Valencia Model of Waking Hypnosis combined with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy changed attitudes about hypnosis in a sample of patients with a history of cancer. THE RESULTS
indicated that the intervention improved attitudes toward hypnosis, relative to a control intervention, and the improvements remained stable at 3-month follow-up.Analyses also showed that changes in some attitudes were associated with treatment-related improvements. The findings are consistent with the idea that attitudes about hypnosis play a role in hypnosis treatment outcome, supporting the importance of addressing such beliefs at the onset of and throughout treatment.