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Storytelling, hypnosis and the treatment of sexually abused children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1937990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present article describes an assessment and therapy program for sexually abused children using hypnotherapeutic techniques which center on storytelling. Storytelling presents the therapist with an opportunity to use comforting suggestions, symbolism, and metaphor to provide the emotional distance necessary to deal with the trauma of abuse. Hypnotherapy proceeds in a stepwise fashion from the building of a sense of safety and security; to imaginative sharing; to the introduction of reality events; to the final step of addressing complex emotional issues of loss, trust, love, and guilt brought about by the abuse.
J W Rhue; S J Lynn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-214     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens 45701.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse, Sexual / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Defense Mechanisms
Hypnosis / methods*
Mental Recall*

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