How I Put A Stop To Tourettes Tics
This group of disorders with clearly identified pathophysiologic origins and effects have been traditionally understood to have significant psychoemotional components. Examples include asthma, migraine, encopresis, Tourette's Syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease, all of which are known to include psychological stress as just one stimulus which may 'trigger' exacerbations or promote difficulties with the disease. Teaching self-hypnosis as an integral component of a comprehensive The effectiveness of hypnosis to regulate functions previously thought to be involuntary has now been well established in research. These include demonstration of self-regulation of peripheral temperature (Dikel & Olness, 1980), brainstem audio-evoked response (Hogan, Olness & MacDonald, 1985), transcutaneous oxygen flux (Olness & Conroy, 1985), salivary immunoglobulin (Olness, Culbert & Uden, 1989), migraine headaches (Olness, MacDonald & Uden, 1987), pulmonary function (Kotses, Harver, Segreto et al.,...
The authors describe an innovative treatment method for children with Tourette's Disorder that utilizes self-hypnosis with habit reversal and response prevention techniques. They documented its effectiveness in three case studies and made suggestions for further controlled research in their original publication, from which the description of their technique is adapted (Young & Montano, 1988). The original article may be consulted for further details, literature review and references.
Hypnosis has been used with a tremendous diversity of childhood problems text anxiety, problems with studying and concentration, reading difficulties suggestions on these topics may be found in Chapter 14 , phobias (e.g., of school, animals), sleep disorders, social skill training and anxiety, conversion reactions, psychogenic amnesia, seizures, pain, bulimia and anorexia, enuresis (bedwetting), encopresis (soiling), stuttering, trichotillomania (hair pulling), nailbiting, thumbsucking, obesity, sleepwalking, tics, learning disabilities, chronic and acute pain, preparation for surgery, burns, gastrointestinal complaints, asthma, hives, allergies, warts, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), to increase compliance in diabetics, hemophilia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, dentistry, headaches, urinary retention, cerebral palsy, Tourette syndrome, cancer and terminal illness, and sports. You will find suggestions concerning some of these areas of application in the pages to follow.