Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in Reducing Rape Trauma Syndrome

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Muhammad Fahli Zatrahadi, Darmawati, Darmawati, Miftahuddin Miftahuddin, Suhaimi Suhaimi, Rahmad Rahmad, Berru Amalianita, Yola Eka Putri, Ifdil Ifdil


Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) is a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experienced by rape victims. It affects physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioura and personal characteristics. Therefore, it is important for RTS victims to get appropriate psychological treatment such as hypnotherapy. This procedure is carried out using hypnosis, which reduces the victim’s pain after the traumatic event. . In this research, the single-subject design was carried out on three patients that have experienced a rape trauma. The techniques used include observations, interviews, and scaling techniques. Data were analyzed using visual data analysis and the Wilcoxon matched pairs signed ranks test. The result showed that the respondents experienced high level of trauma before being treated with hypnotherapy. However, after treatment, their trauma levels decreased. Based on the Wilcoxon test results, it was also found that the trauma level of the respondents before and after the treatment, declined. Finally, the result showed that hypnotherapy provides relaxation, reduces rape trauma syndrome, and could be an alternative treatment.

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