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NEUBERN, Mauricio da Silva. Phenomenology, Hypnosis, and Chronic Pain: Steps for Clinical Understanding. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp. 144-167. ISSN 1808-4281.

This paper proposes phenomenological notions of self-image and body schema as an explicative and clinical possibility for the relationship between hypnosis and chronic pain. It begins with a critique of the medical and nomothetic approach taken by contemporary research that does not usually address clinical issues, and then addresses a case study where a person suffering from chronic pain related both body schema and self-image is submitted to hypnotherapy. The study concludes that there is no linear relationship between such notions and that chronic pain is uniquely configured to each person. This requires a clinical and qualitative approach to access and understand chronic pain, both in terms of classic phenomenological notions of time, space, and material experiences, as well as socio-cultural dimensions that contribute to producing feelings related to the daily experiences of the subjects.

Palavras-chave : hypnosis; pain; self-image; body; phenomenology.

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