RESEARCH STUDY: Hypnosis and Job Search Stress

Career Professionals of CanadaSeneca College, in collaboration with the Career Professionals of Canada is performing a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis in reducing career related stress.

We are actively seeking participants for a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis is reducing career related stress.  If you are at least 18 years of age, currently job searching and experiencing job search related stress, we’d like to hear from you!

This study will take place over a 3-week period and will be conducted online and via secure video conferencing so participants are welcome from all over Canada.

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Recruitment Invitation

Career Professional of Canada Members – Career Development Professionals:

Do you have any clients dealing with the stress of the job search/career transition process?  If so, they may benefit from participating in a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis in reducing career related stress.  This study will take place over a 3-week period and will be conducted online and via secure video conferencing.  Would you be willing to display the attached poster at your office?

In collaboration with the Career Professionals of Canada, the aim of the study is to find alternative ways of helping people to better manage the stress associated with the job search process.

What participants will be asked to do in the study:  All participants will be asked to complete online assessments throughout the duration of the study which will ask questions about their emotional state as well as job search activity.  In addition to the assessments, one group of participants will be randomly selected to participate in two hypnosis sessions that will take place virtually using a secure video conferencing service.

Benefits: Hypnosis has been shown to be effective in managing psychological disorders as well as helping to enhance existing skills.   It is very common for job seekers and career transitioners to experience negative emotions during this stressful job search process. Hypnosis has the potential to offer long-lasting relief.

Risks and Discomforts: In completing the assessments, participants will be asked questions about their current emotional state, therefore one risk of participation is that you may experience negative thoughts or feelings.  Participants are free to withdraw at any point or to refrain from responding to any questions.  Hypnosis is a safe process; however, some participants may initially feel nervous not knowing what to expect from the hypnosis session.  An overview of hypnosis will be discussed and any questions participants may have will be answered to alleviate any possible nervousness.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality will be provided to the fullest extent possible by law. All responses and information will remain completely confidential. Data will be stored in password protected files and will not contain any identifying information.  The data will be stored for seven years and then archived on a zip drive that will remain in possession of the Principle Investigator.

Withdrawal from the study: Participation in the study is completely voluntary and participants may choose to stop participating at any time, for any reason.

Questions about the Research: If you have questions about the research, please contact Charmaine Johnson either by telephone at 416-491-5050 x 33764 or by e-mail at charmaine.johnson@senecacollege.ca.

 


Call for Participants (Please share this invitation with your clients)

Are you dealing with the stress of the job search/career transition process?  If so, you may benefit from participating in a study to assess the benefits of hypnosis in reducing career related stress.  This study will take place over a 3-week period and will be conducted online and via secure video conferencing.

In collaboration with the Career Professionals of Canada, the aim of the study performed by Seneca College is to find alternative ways of helping people to better manage the stress associated with the job search process.

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For more information, contact: Charmaine Johnson, Principal Investigator, charmaine.johnson@senecacollege.ca

 


Interested in participating?

If you would like to join the study or have questions about the research, please contact Charmaine Johnson (charmaine.johnson@senecacollege.ca).

This research has been reviewed and approved by Seneca College’s Research Ethics Review Board.  If you have any questions about this process or about your rights as a participant in the study, please contact Seneca’s Research Ethics Board at REB@senecacollege.ca.

 

 

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