164 patients were treated hypnotherapeutically. The therapeutical methods used were heterohypnosis and the so-called gestufte Aktivhypnose (graded active hypnosis), a method which is closely related to autogenous training. In most patients independent continuation of the application of guiding principles in autogenous training was envisaged for stabilizing the results of the hypnotherapy and also achieved. The indications include a wide range of psychovegetative syndromes, including addictions.
This paper shows a model of team-work between an internal specialist and a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, which aims at fighting against addiction to nicotine. Such team-work helps to increase the rate of success. The study described in this paper was carried out in a village in the Tyrol. An instructive campaign was organized, which lasted for several years. During this campaign an internal specialist informed the population about the sequelae of nicotine addiction.
The hypothesis of probable differences between subjects under life-extending treatment and healthy people was tested by applying the Lüscher Colour test to 2 groups of patients, one under dialysis, the other cardiopathic pacemaker wearers, and comparing them with a control group of healthy subjects. The results partly confirm the hypothesis and also show a further differentiation between the dialysis and pace-maker groups. A support programme using relaxation techniques (autogenous training and/or hypnosis) to balance and reduce problems revealed is therefore proposed.