Monday, July 17, 2023

New Research Reveals Promising Strategies for Enhancing Clinical Hypnosis Adherence in Anxiety Sufferers: Expressive Art Therapy and Neurofeedback Assessments

We're excited to share a groundbreaking research article that explores how expressive art therapy and neurofeedback assessments can help improve clinical hypnosis adherence for people with anxiety. This study, conducted by me, uncovers the potential of these approaches in managing anxiety and enhancing the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis. Let's dive into the main findings and see what they mean for individuals looking for anxiety relief.


Despite worldwide concern on anxiety, preventive measures in public health industries remained scarce. Previous studies found that therapeutic adherence is vital for the treatment efficacy of anxiety sufferers; polyvagal theory may address adherence issues by considering biopsychosocial perspectives. As such, this research intends to generate polyvagal-focused therapeutic guidance in line with anxiety sufferers. This study examines the effectiveness of the Creative Brain Health Intervention (CBHI), which includes expressive art therapy and neurofeedback assessments, as well as clinical hypnosis for anxiety sufferers. The study utilizes a qualitative method with a grounded theory approach to explore helpful and unhelpful factors of CBHI. The study samples were found to have minimal scores at a mild level (on anxiety or stress subscales) of eight (for the anxiety subscale) and 15 (for the stress counterpart) under DASS-21 following a screening procedure. Particularly, the samples were analyzed after CBHI through in-depth interviews for data collection. A total of 45 participants were recruited to generate the outcomes of this study, and the results show that mental healthcare can be enhanced by addressing adherence, stigma, and support through a public system and education, backed by six domains for anxiety treatment and innovative therapeutic approaches. The study recommends early intervention and prevention phases in future research to address stigmas and prevent mental disorder. Resultantly, therapeutic adherence could be enhanced with a polyvagal-focused framework CBHI established for this study. Consequently, the study suggests insights for developing therapeutic guidance to enhance adherence and prevent full-fledged anxiety complexities.


Koo, K. Y., & Abdullah, A. B. (2023, June 14). The role of expressive art therapy and neurofeedback assessments in improving clinical hypnosis adherence among anxiety sufferers. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC), 26(2).

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