Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Stomach Pain in Kids

“In children with functional abdominal pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is as effective in reducing abdominal pain as intensive medical care (IMC) delivered by pediatricians or pediatric gastroenterologists (P > 0.05 for all endpoints)…Shelley M.C. van der Veek, PhD, from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues describe the results of their randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with IMC in an article published online October 14 in Pediatrics.”

Lara C. Pullen, PhD, October 14, 2013 , Medscape Medical News.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) encourages the challenge of beliefs which are not realistic, healthy nor helpful. Applying this techniques to children can stimulate their cognitive development towards self sufficiency.Working with hypnosis allows patients to learn how to access a relaxed and focused state. This can be therapeutic in its own. Treating children with hypnosis involves engaging their imaginary and playing with it, teaching childres to manipulate it to their advantage. This is a practice that children already master, since their power of imagination seems higher, more to the surface of their experience of life than that of most adults. Cognitive behavioural Hypnotherapy could appear as a powerful tool in this context.

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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