Articles and Research

“Hypnosis for chronic pain management”

- US National Library of Medicine PubMed -

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

- International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis -

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

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

- US National Library of Medicine PubMed -

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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“Hypnosis Heals”

- Harvard Magazine -

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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“Hypnosis, grounded in science”

- The Globe and Mail -

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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“Using Hypnosis To Be Better At Business”

- Forbes Business Magazine -

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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“3 Common Misconceptions About Medical Hypnotherapy”

- US Daily News - Health -

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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Hypnosis reduces need for pain and anesthesia drugs in cancer patients

- Journal of National Cancer Institute -

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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“The use of hypnosis with eating disorders”

- Europe PMC -

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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