Date of Completion
hypnosis, self-hypnosis, adolescents, students, anxiety, stress
Melissa A. Bray, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Kehle, Ph.D.
Shamim S. Patwa, Ph.D.
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
Self-hypnosis is a treatment that has been utilized to address the social-emotional concerns of adolescents with high levels of anxiety and stress. In this study, a multiple baseline design across three high school-aged participants was implemented to examine whether self-hypnosis could decrease symptoms of anxiety and stress and help to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The results of the study indicated that the treatment resulted in decreases in trait and state anxiety for two out of three participants, improvements in stress levels for two out of three participants, and improvements in HRQoL for all three participants. Participants reported that the treatment was feasible and appropriate. However, replication studies are needed to increase the internal and external validity of the current study.
Shankar, Nilani, "Self Hypnosis for School Success: Empowering Adolescents with Anxiety and Stress" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations. 1300.