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Reconditioning the stress response with hypnosis CD reduces the inflammatory cytokine IL-6 and influences resilience: a pilot study.

Abstract

AIM

The aim of this investigation was to measure the impact of a self-administered hypnosis intervention on resilience and the inflammatory cytokine IL-6.

METHOD

Over a period of 12 weeks, 11 participants listened to a self-administered hypnosis stress reduction program designed to recondition and improve participants' emotional and physical reactions to perceived work and life stressors. Subjects were administered subjective measures of coping, resilience, and stress tolerance, as well as, IL-6, an objective blood measure of inflammatory activity.

RESULTS

After 12 weeks, participants were observed to have a significantly lower IL-6 serum level from baseline. Further, participants reported a significant decrease in the use of negative appraisal coping (such as, self-deprecating statements, perfectionism, and catastrophic and pessimistic thinking), and an improvement in eating/nutritional habits following the intervention. Baseline eating/nutritional habits and threat minimization coping significantly predicted a change in serum IL-6 over the course of the intervention in stepwise hierarchical regression analyses.

CONCLUSION

Pilot study provides support that a brief self-administered CD hypnosis stress reduction program can modify a physiological measure of inflammation (IL-6), and improve coping and resilience in the face of work and life stress.

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    864 South Robertson Blvd, Suite 206, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA. marcschoen@ucla.edu

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    MeSH

    Adaptation, Psychological
    Female
    Humans
    Hypnosis
    Interleukin-6
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Pilot Projects
    Resilience, Psychological
    Stress, Psychological

    Pub Type(s)

    Clinical Trial
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    23561065

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Reconditioning the stress response with hypnosis CD reduces the inflammatory cytokine IL-6 and influences resilience: a pilot study. AU - Schoen,Marc, AU - Nowack,Kenneth, Y1 - 2013/01/18/ PY - 2012/08/27/received PY - 2012/11/29/revised PY - 2012/12/03/accepted PY - 2013/4/9/entrez PY - 2013/4/9/pubmed PY - 2013/10/22/medline SP - 83 EP - 8 JF - Complementary therapies in clinical practice JO - Complement Ther Clin Pract VL - 19 IS - 2 N2 - AIM: The aim of this investigation was to measure the impact of a self-administered hypnosis intervention on resilience and the inflammatory cytokine IL-6. METHOD: Over a period of 12 weeks, 11 participants listened to a self-administered hypnosis stress reduction program designed to recondition and improve participants' emotional and physical reactions to perceived work and life stressors. Subjects were administered subjective measures of coping, resilience, and stress tolerance, as well as, IL-6, an objective blood measure of inflammatory activity. RESULTS: After 12 weeks, participants were observed to have a significantly lower IL-6 serum level from baseline. Further, participants reported a significant decrease in the use of negative appraisal coping (such as, self-deprecating statements, perfectionism, and catastrophic and pessimistic thinking), and an improvement in eating/nutritional habits following the intervention. Baseline eating/nutritional habits and threat minimization coping significantly predicted a change in serum IL-6 over the course of the intervention in stepwise hierarchical regression analyses. CONCLUSION: Pilot study provides support that a brief self-administered CD hypnosis stress reduction program can modify a physiological measure of inflammation (IL-6), and improve coping and resilience in the face of work and life stress. SN - 1873-6947 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23561065/Reconditioning_the_stress_response_with_hypnosis_CD_reduces_the_inflammatory_cytokine_IL_6_and_influences_resilience:_a_pilot_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1744-3881(12)00088-6 ER -