Author(s): Avnish Dave1, Jayant Makwana2, B. M. Palan3
Study was carried out in 30 stressed male subjects in the age group of 18-70 years at Samatvam Institute, Baroda. The mean age of the subject was 42 years. Parameters selected were somatic and psychological symptoms (sleeplessness, emotional disturbance, self-esteem, helplessness, sexual problems). The subjects underwent hypnotic sessions and the symptoms were assessed before and after on the scale of 1 to 10. The result obtained shows improvement in both somatic and psychological symptoms post hypnotic sessions. Somatic presentation improved from 4.3 to 5.5, Sleep disturbance improved from 4.2 to 6.06, Emotional disturbance were brought under control 3.2 to 5.6, low self-esteem was corrected from 6.2 to 7.1, Helplessness & Sexual problems showed positive change from 6.4 to 7.03 and from 6.5 to 7.1 respectively. The results were analysed by paired t Test with the help of SPSS 17 package. Most of the results were significant while some showed negative significance.