Employing Hypnosis in Contextual Trauma Therapy for Complex PTSD
Steven Gold, Ph.D.; Michael A. Quiñones, PhD
The applicability of hypnosis to trauma therapy will be examined through the lens of Contextual Trauma Therapy (CTT), a model specifically designed to treat Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). The neuro-biological underpinnings of trauma and hypnosis provide a foundation for understanding the relevance of the hypnotic state for treating C-PTSD. The prominence of dissociative functioning in C-PTSD renders these clients especially adept at hypnosis. Drawing on the CTT, neuro-biological and dissociative perspectives, hypnotic strategies for resolving various debilitating components of C-PTSD and for establishing a more resilient and positive sense of self will be described, illustrated by case vignettes.
APPROVED ASCH CE: 3
APPROVED CME: 3
ORIG RELEASE DATE: March 2022
EXPIRATION DATE: December 2025