RESEARCHED BYTrish Earle
This case study describes the effectiveness of hypnosis in treating problem gambling, which developed as a means of stress management following a workplace injury. It demonstrates the effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive–behavioural therapy in supporting this client in her recovery. Therapy was aimed at developing her awareness and regulation of stress and anxiety, achieving sustained abstinence from gambling, solution-focused recovery and relapse prevention. The client reported positive coping, repair to relationships, and sustained abstinence from gambling, three months post treatment.