A psychosomatic study in patients with prostate cancer. Hipnose ericksoniana em pacientes oncológicos: um estudo psicossomático em pacientes com câncer de próstata

Type of document:  Dissertation
Title: Ericksonian hypnosis in cancer patients: a psychosomatic study in patients with prostate cancer
Alternate Title (s): Ericksonian hypnosis on oncology patients: a psychosomatic study in prostate cancer patients
Author: Caire, Licia Ferreira 
First Counselor: Neder, Mathilde
Summary: Considering the small number of researches carried out on the topic cancer and hypnosis that associate experiential and existential psychological aspects resulting from the experience of the subject in front of the technique of hypnosis, and considering that the almost totality of researches returned from the bibliographic review aimed to conjugate data a qualitative research was justified in order to interpret and understand the impact of experiential re-significations experienced in the hypnotic state by each patient with prostate cancer in face of their self-perception of health, belief in the treatment and ability to prospect the future; without neglecting the existential anxieties triggered since the diagnosis and interventions. Twelve subjects with prostate cancer were followed during 5 hypnotherapy sessions staggered weekly with duration of 1 hour. 

The instruments consisted of semi-directed individual interviews conducted before the beginning of the hypnotherapy treatment, before each weekly session and after each session; Hypnotic Interventions and Interview Records. The Thematic Analysis Technique was chosen for the selection of topics to be analyzed in the light of the psychosomatic precepts, Psychobiology and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. The themes that deserved attention for analysis and discussion of content due to the recurrence and anguish they aroused were: Feelings and Impulses to the Impact of the Diagnosis; Meaning of Cancer and Belief in Healing; Self-perception of Cancer Improvement; Resumption of Prospecting the Future.
Abstract: The fact that almost all the studies returned through the systematic review concerned the cancer and hypnosis keywords. and the hypnotic self-experience reported instigate the qualitative method for the current study. The goal of this research was to interpret and understand the impact of self-experienced during the hypnotic state by each prostate cancer patient about his / her self of health, thrust in treatment and improvement of strategies to make a future better. Without forgetting the anguish which starts with the diagnosis and interventions possible. 12 prostate cancer patients were companied along 5 sessions of hypnotherapy weakly each one during one hour. 

The instruments consisted of individual interviewing before the start of the five hypnotherapy sessions, one another each before each weakly session after each one; Hypnotic Interventions and registration of the interview. It was chosen the Thematic Technique to select the subjects to be analyzed under the theoretical considerations of Psychosomatic, Psychobiology and Erickson Hypnotherapy. The present invention relates to a method for analyzing and analyzing and analyzing the results of the present invention. Self-realization about Cancer Health, Improvement about Capacity of believe that makes a Future is possible.Conclusion indicated that 100% of the patients’ followers mentioned themselves better about the health, thrust in cure,
Key words: Prostate Cancer 
Prostate cancer 
Erickson, Milton H – 1901-1980 
Hypnosis – Therapeutic use Prostate 
Neoplasms – Patients 
Psychosomatic Medicine
Language: per
Parents: BR
Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
Acronym of the institution: PUC-SP
Department: Psychology
Program: Program of Post-Graduate Studies in Psychology: Clinical Psychology
Quote: Caire, Licia Ferreira. Ericksonian hypnosis on oncology patients: a psychosomatic study in prostate cancer patients. 2010. 124 f. Dissertation (Master in Psychology) – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, São Paulo, 2010.
Type of access: Open Access: Download the PDF of the original work.
URI: https://tede2.pucsp.br/handle/handle/15926
Date of defense: 21-May-2010
Appears in Collections:Program of Post-Graduate Studies in Psychology: Clinical Psychology