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Hypnotherapy is becoming a mainstream therapy. Read how the media is covering hypnosis and hypnotherapy in hospital settings, in university research, in hypnotherapists’ practices all over the world and even in business.

The Possibilities in hypnosis, where the patient has the power

- The New York Times -

The author explains that the power of hypnosis resides in the subject and not in the hypnotist. Hypnosis can enable the mind to tell the body how to react and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind. In fact the goal of modern hypnosis is to help subjects learn to use this powerful unconscious potential.

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Hypnosis heals

- Harvard Magazine -

The article, published in this highly reputable scientific publication, reports on research results indicating that hypnosis can target and accelerate healing of broken bones, damaged wounds to 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 all 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 to 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. Confusing stage hypnosis for the age old healing skill of hypnosis for healing used today in 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

- Journal of National Cancer Institute -

Report of a clinical trial resulting in decreased need for surgical anesthesia  and in lessened side effects for breast cancer patients after one pre-surgical hypnotherapy session. The side-effects tested were post-surgical pain, nausea and fatigue.

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27 Medically-supervised studies confirm hypnosis is effective in managing severe IBS

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A report on the scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of gut-specific hypnotherapy in the treatment of IBS. This website lists the 27 research studies conducted in the past 30 years that have concluded that hypnosis for gut therapy resulted in a dramatic improvement among patients compared to the placebo treatment.

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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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Hypnosis successfully treated shell-shocked returning soldiers in the 1920’s

- The Guardian -

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 involved 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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Hypnotic regression and healing the unconscious mind

- Psychology Today -

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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