US National Library of Medicine PubMed

“Hypnosis for chronic pain management”

Hypnosis controls pain.

It can have a direct effect on neural pathways in the brain involved in the experience of pain.

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Huffpost Health

“Hypnosis: Does It Actually Work?”

 

Current research has not yet figured how how hypnosis works however this doesn’t invalidate the research proving that it does work. For example, we still don’t know exactly how memory works but we have clear evidence that it does work. The same is true of hypnosis.

 

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International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

“Clinical Hypnosis For Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Results of a 3 session intervention”

81% of those in the study quit smoking with hypnosis. Most patients were satisfied with the treatment they received.

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US National Library of Medicine PubMed

“Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome. An audit of 1000 adult patients.”

This review of medical studies with 1000 IBS patients produces further evidence that gut-focused hypnotherapy is an effective intervention for refractory IBS.  An average of 76% of clients met the goal of the study which was to reduce  the severity of symptoms by 50 or more points on a scale of 1 to 100.

 

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Harvard Magazine

“Hypnosis Heals”

The article reports on research indicating that hypnosis can target and accelerate healing of broken bones  and damaged soft tissue while preventing scarring and inflammation.

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The Globe and Mail

“Hypnosis, grounded in science”

This article reports on the effectiveness of hypnosis for the treatment of anxiety, pain, IBS and a host of other ailments and how this therapy is increasingly practiced in hospitals throughout the world. In France and Belgium, hypno-anaesthesia is used in surgery when chemical anaesthesia is contra-indicated. And this therapy is based on a growing and credible body of scientific evidence.

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Forbes Business Magazine

“Using Hypnosis To Be Better At Business”

This article focuses on NLP as an approach used by hypnotherapists to train a person to listen and notice non-verbal cues in clients and colleagues. By doing so in our communications, it more effectively deepens both sides of the dialogue,  a powerful tool in the highly competitive world of Finance.

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US Daily News - Health

“3 Common Misconceptions About Medical Hypnotherapy”

The author lists the 3 common misconceptions about hypnotherapy in this article:
1. People tend to confuse stage hypnosis with the age old skill of hypnosis for healing  everything from IBS to depression
2. One is never unconscious or powerless during hypnosis
3. Hypnosis is not a magic bullet

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Journal of National Cancer Institute

“Hypnosis reduces need for pain and anesthesia drugs in cancer patients”

This article reports on a clinical trial that supports hypnosis for surgical anesthesia as an alternative to chemical anesthesia. The objective of prioritizing hypnosis is to reduce  post-surgical pain, nausea and fatigue in women with breast cancer.

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Europe PMC

“The use of hypnosis with eating disorders”

This paper reviews the literature on the use of hypnosis in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. It proposes a thorough initial investigation followed by the hypnotherapeutic approaches recommended in the literature.

 

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The Guardian

“Hypnotism used to treat shell shock victims”

An interesting article that recalls the use of hypnotherapy in the 1920s to treat Shell shock, or PTSD as we refer to it today. The therapy involves releasing the pent-up and highly charged emotion and reclaiming the sufferer’s ability to process it and let it go.

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Psychology Today

“Hypnotic regression and healing the unconscious mind”

While in a hypnotic trance we can open the door to the unconscious mind and help find the conflicts, turmoil, hidden pain, expose the obstacles, the self sabotage, and reveal the invisible connections between events and feelings. These insights are then used to resolve the problems and move forward in life.

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The Atlantic

“I got hypnotized over Skype and it actually worked!”

The writer speaks about his discovery of hypnosis as a powerful method of working with the unconscious mind to resolve what is ailing us. He explains that it helps us isolate our thoughts from our feelings, so that we can think about what’s causing us stress without getting absorbed in our physical experiencing of that stress. He experienced hypnosis over Skype for generalized anxiety and felt its effectiveness immediately.

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today

“Multiple sclerosis case study – Empowering the mind to heal the body”

This is a report of a Northern Virginia hypnotherapist’s search for the right Multiple Sclerosis patient to work with and the approaches used in their hypnotherapy sessions to reduce her symptoms. The protocol included metaphors and visualizations relevant to Multiple Sclerosis with the aim of delaying its progression. An MRI performed after 12 weeks showed the lesions in her brain had gone from severe to a stable state. The client continues to be followed by her neurologist.

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