Onm-6: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Hypnotic Effect in Positive Adaptation And Reduce Anxiety in Infertile Women
Many researchers believe that it is one of the most stressful events in patients’ lives. A considerable number of studies have consistently reported that infertility associates with psycho- logical distress and losses of hope, esteem and social roles by repeatedly attempting to have a baby but failing to achieve it. The measure of adaptation as one of the most important variables of personal and interpersonal adaptation and strong predictors indicates emotional maladjustment in infertile people. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to address the strategic treatment for solving conflicts and maintenance of peace of couple’s life under this treatment in infertile people.
Materials and methods
Among the 200 referred to a psychiatric and Gynecological clinic in 2014 in Babol with the cognitive problem and anxiety disorder toward pregnancy and delivery, 45 patients that were compatible with research conditions(Age 23-35, At least Associate Degree, without experience pregnancy, without special physical and mental disorders), 14 patients were divided in two equal groups (n=7) and pre-test and post-test were performed by the Millon Inventory (to check the level of anxiety, depression and quality of thinking), infertile women inventory (Social, parental, inclusive, sexual and relationship anxiety) three individual sessions, 10 sessions of group therapy with the content of acceptance and commitment, learning and Self-hypnosis (with bringing up the stories for each individual),while the control group only received individual counseling.
The use of Self-hypnosis by designing the stories based on childhood with the acceptance and commitment therapy (in group therapy) resulted in reduction (41%) of anxiety and also has been effective on resilience compared to the control group. In addition, individual clinical interview after three and six months of treatment was performed, The experimental group had more adaptation to solve conflicts in life.
According to the results of this study, having a better understanding of content of each individual story with acceptance and commitment therapy treatment leads to more consciously and durable acceptance in the treatment of certain disorders, such as anxiety towards pregnancy and delivery. Although this research needs to more expansion, but it can help to integration of specific hypnotic texts for each person in the scene of acceptance and commitment therapy and ultimately for more cognition and readiness of individuals to confront to deal with personal and social stress in solving the crisis situations and problems to be more adaptive and thus help to sexual and psychological health.