Clinical Hypnosis in Psychology

The APS Interest Group on Clinical Hypnosis in Psychology provides members with an opportunity to engage with other psychologists who share an interest in the use of clinical hypnosis as an adjunct to evidence based therapies (such as CBT, etc) to treat a wide range of presenting issues.  When utilized in this manner Clinical hypnosis has been demonstrated to augment outcomes.  It involves a state of focused attention accompanied by a deep state of relaxation within which people can often more easily absorb therapeutic ideas and suggestions to help the person develop new thoughts and behaviors to achieve their goals.

In this way, many people experience hypnosis to be naturally calming, motivating and affirming. The group aims to be of relevance to psychologists in a wide range of settings including clinical work, research, and policy development.