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The Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in Reducing Stress Levels

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This study was designed to portray stress levels and the effect of hypnotherapy in reducing the stress condition of the counselees. This research used a single-subject research method with an A-B-A design. The research subjects were 6 counselees in a stressed condition. To determine the stress levels, the investigator used a research apparatus in the set-up of the scale measurement model DASS (Depression Anxiety Stress Scale). Data were analyzed using the nonparametric Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The results indicated that the subjects studied were stressed before given hypnotherapy. However, after undergoing hypnotherapy, the stress levels of respondents decreased. On the basis of the Wilcoxon test results, it also was found that the stress levels of counselees before and after the hypnotherapy treatment declined. Thus, it can be concluded that hypnotherapy treatment is effective in reducing the level of stress in the counselees.

Keywords: DASS model; effectiveness; hypnotherapy; single-subject research; stress

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang 2: Indonesian Institute for Counseling, Education, and Therapy, Padang, West Sumatera 3: Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang, Jawa Timur 4: Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Universitas Indraprasta PGRI, Jakarta

Publication date: December 1, 2018

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