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Research code: 1622709754
Ethics code: IR.MUMS.REC.1399.671


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1- Department of Psychology, Ferdows Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ferdows, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Ferdows Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ferdows, Iran , dr.sm.mosavinezhad@gmail.com
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Background and Objectives: Mental calming techniques including relaxation and cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy, are very important because they induce relaxation, a pleasant feeling and a sense of well-being. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of relaxation and cognitive-behavioral hypnosis therapy on children's stress.
Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental pre-test-post-test study, among all fifth grade male elementary school students in the second district of Mashhad in the academic year 2020-2021, 45 people were selected by purposive sampling method and randomly divided into three groups (Experiment one: Relaxation, Experiment Two: Cognitive-behavioral hypnosis therapy, group 3: control group). The experimental groups received the intervention program, but the control group did not receive any intervention. Data were collected through a stress questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance.
Results: The results showed that relaxation training and cognitive-behavioral hypnosis therapy were effective in reducing children's stress (P < 0.01), and there was no difference between the effectiveness of two therapies in reducing children's stress (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: Relaxation training and cognitive-behavioral hypnosis therapy can be used as an alternative treatment along with other psychological interventions in the treatment of children's psychological problems.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry
Received: 2021/10/5 | Accepted: 2021/11/15 | Published: 2022/12/21

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