Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome and Hypnotherapy

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Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome and Hypnotherapy


I wouldn’t recommend hypnotherapy for people with the Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome. Maybe I am wrong!
Hypnotherapy may sometimes be helpful in ameliorating the behavioral characteristics of Tourette’s Syndrome.

There is a study that describes a four-step hypnotherapy model for Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome.
It is a case study of an adolescent male with Tourette’s Syndrome who was referred by his physician for hypnotherapy for his disorder.

The four-step treatment model involved progressive relaxation, finger-tip temperature feedback using a biotic finger band, Spiegel’s eye-roll procedure, and imagery.

The patient was in treatment for nine sessions, during a period of 6 months. At the end of the nine sessions, his tics and vocalizations were minimal to nonexistent and he was discharged. The result of a follow-up report 6 months later indicated that he had applied for the Air Force and had been accepted with no mention of Tourette’s Syndrome as an issue during his Air Force examination.


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These pages are intended to provide information for those interested in psychotherapy using hypnotherapy. It is not intended to replace psychotherapy or personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed medical practitioner. I am not a medical doctor. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official license to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from that of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medication prescribed. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric intervention where this is required.

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Published: March 12, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: August 23, 2019
German version:
AN: #132

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