Alert Hypnosis With Tai Chi Movement for Trauma Resolution

Am J Clin Hypn. 2018 Oct;61(2):173-184. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2018.1489775.


Alert hypnosis has a growing body of evidence to support its use in resolving trauma symptoms. There is also research to support the use of tai chi in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Integrating alert hypnosis with tai chi movements offers the potential to further the benefits of both approaches. Patients have an opportunity to work toward their desired goals using hypnotic techniques to embody targeted changes both in session and outside the office. Providers get behavioral information about the physical and emotional states in the patient. This overlap provides an advanced platform for integrated clinical work, supporting a closer integration of curative processes.

Keywords: PTSD resolution; Tai Chi; alert hypnosis; trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / therapy*
  • Tai Ji / methods*
  • Wakefulness*