Combination of Transactional Analysis Therapy and Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Emotional Conflicts: A Case Study in Iran

  •  Zeynab Bahrami    
  •  Atena Heidari    


The purpose of this study is to introduce a successful combination of transactional analysis therapy and hypnotherapy in the treatment of clients with emotional conflicts. The client was a 38-year-old woman who had visited a clinic due to family conflicts with her husband. Following the first stage of therapy, the family conflicts were resolved by problem focus therapy, so the client stopped the therapy. Yet she revisited the psychological clinic after three months. In the second six sessions, initially Transactional Analysis was used to solve the emotional conflicts. At the end of the sixth session, though, the therapist realized that some of the conflicts had remained unresolved. Therefore, the therapist decided to recreate the principles of transnational analysis indirectly through hypnotic trance and used this synthetic approach to act out emotionally and resolved the conflicts. In the follow-up sessions after the hypnotherapy, the client appeared stable and the therapist witnessed no disturbance in the client’s behaviors and emotions. The client’s emotional conflicts had been resolved.

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