How Much Will Hypnotherapy Reduce Trauma Symptoms of Partners of Sex Addicts?

Though partners of sex addicts experience significant distress in response to the betrayal behaviors of sex addicts, little research attention has been directed to these clients. They often present with trauma symptoms and many qualify for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. This article explores the use of hypnotherapy to treat trauma symptoms. Research results show that a combination of Cognitive-behavioral Therapy and hypnotherapy is effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of trauma symptoms. Therefore, this dual approach could be an ideal treatment for partners of sex addicts.
Key Terms: Sex addiction, partners of sex addicts, hypnotherapy, posttraumatic stress

Stephanie Tyree
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