Physically lying in a dentist’s office but mentally walking barefoot through a mountain river—that is how a patient successfully received a dental implant under self-hypnosis without any anaesthesia.
When one mentions the term ‘hypnosis,’ it’s immediately related to magic or doing sorcery tricks on stage or in movies. After all, that’s how hypnosis is often portrayed in TV shows and the media. But scientifically, it plays a crucial role in promoting your overall health in the form of hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis has been widely used for decades to help people to overcome addictive behaviors, anxiety, and depression. These are all issues that people on the autistic spectrum are more prone to and there is increasing evidence to show that hypnotherapy is particularly useful as a non-pharmaceutical, alternative treatment.
Self-hypnosis doesn’t just help you find a sense of calm, though it can certainly help you relax. It can also help you address and change unwanted habits and unhelpful thought patterns, and there is scientific research backing up its effectiveness.
A recent Oxford University survey of more than 15,000 adults in the UK suggests needle phobia accounts for about 10% of Covid vaccine hesitancy.
Hypnotherapy is very effective for removing needle phobias. HypnoSOS episode xx contains a powerful hypnosis session for removing the phobia and it can be downloaded here.
Many people remain ‘in a perpetual state of threat’ despite the success of the UK’s vaccination rollout.
Medical hypnosis is a valid alternative to conscious sedation in patients unable to undergo MRI exams due to claustrophobia, according to new research.
As the last year makes us reassess our habits and health, the power of hypnosis is coming to the forefront in a whole new way – here’s how you could tap in.
New research provides evidence that the tendency to respond to hypnosis is linked to cognitive flexibility. The findings, recently published in Scientific Reports, indicate that people with higher levels of hypnotizability tend to be better at shifting between different mental sets.
If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s the importance of staying connected and the need to look after our wellbeing. But with the prospect of returning back to work and the ‘pre-pandemic normal’, many of us are experiencing return to work anxiety. Here are some top tips to combat it.
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Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland showcased that the way our brain processes information is fundamentally altered during hypnosis. The research helps to understand how hypnosis produces changes in a hypnotised person’s behaviour and subjective experiences.
People around the world have anticipated the moment when life can return to “pre-pandemic normal.” But as that reality seems within sight, many are now feeling increased anxiety about getting back into life.
Olly Murs revealed a different side to him when he opened up about his anxiety struggles. What is anxiety and how can one overcome it? A recent meta-analysis concluded that the benefit of hypnotherapy in treating anxiety improved in more than about 84 percent of control participants.
A common response to anxiety is to try to suppress or escape it, but doing so can make it more troublesome in the long run. Reframing anxiety as an ally rather than an enemy could help change our relationship with it for the better.
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These techniques can help you cope with the ongoing anxiety of the pandemic.
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Learn how we can use hypnosis and the placebo effect to our advantage, with help from science journalist Erik Vance. Listen to Erik explain the fascinating science behind how these psychological phenomenons work - and their potential uses for fighting pain, depression, anxiety, and more.
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When it comes to maintaining the right body weight, we all are in a perpetual battle with the bulge! However, hypnosis can help you lose weight.
Anxiety is the most common mental health illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the stress that accompanies anxiety disorders can interfere with your day-to-day life and also lead to serious health complications.
In an interview, the 49-year-old actress and Britain’s Got Talent judge – who is married to record producer Chris Hughes – revealed that she turned to hypnotherapy to cope with the grief of losing her little boy.
If ever there was a caring discipline that was poised to jump aboard the telemedicine train, it’s mental health.
WEIGHT LOSS is more of a mental battle than a physical one, with many dieters needing serious willpower to to refrain from binging on junk food. Could weight loss hypnosis be the answer?
Whether you need to sweep out the mental clutter that is causing you stress or tackle more serious anxiety issues, online hypnosis offers you a highly effective way to do it.
Recent research shows that both acute and chronic insomnia respond positively to hypnotherapy. In one study, hypnotherapy was considered more effective than other techniques in helping participants fall asleep.
Trance states can be fun when you’re on stage, but they can also have profound effects in relieving pain and changing behaviour.
Have you ever found yourself spiralling into negative thoughts? The good news is that there are tools out there to help you break free, and hypnotherapy is one method that could help you stop the cycle.
It’s time for hypnosis to be freed from the pop-culture clichés and be recognised as a legitimate—and effective—therapeutic too.
Many of the people suffering with anxiety, whether through personal stressors like relationships and financials or worldly stresses like a pandemic, probably won’t have considered hypnosis as a feasible option for their distress.
A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness with hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study.
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Flic Everett, a content writer for The Daily Mail, had been suffering from insomnia since lockdown began in the UK. Living alone, having a destroyed sleep pattern, and dealing with existential dread accumulated into restlessness and sleeplessness. After some time, decided to try hypnotherapy via Zoom.
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We have all been exposed to meditation and the benefits it can have on our emotional and mental wellbeing, but hypnosis has been a hidden but very valuable tool that we can utilize by ourselves.
As lockdown goes on and we continue to adapt, new statistics suggest soon-to-be parents are turning to alternative means to help combat anxiety and regain a sense of control
More than 300,000 Britons have quit smoking during the coronavirus crisis as evidence mounts that the habit leaves them more vulnerable to Covid-19, a survey suggests. .
A further 550,000 Britons have tried to quit, while 2.4 million have cut down, according to the joint study by the UK arm of YouGov’s international Covid-19 tracker in conjunction with anti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).
It’s legit — and can help with basically every pandemic woe, from fortifying your immune system to reducing anxiety.
Nothing could have prepared us for how much our lives would change during a global pandemic.
To find calm and clarity, some have turned to baking or hobbies, others who need more support are accessing virtual therapy. But hypnotherapy, an increasingly popular and incredibly versatile treatment, might just be the key to enhancing our well-being during this challenging time.
If you are feeling particularly anxious today, this study from 2019 says that taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she used hypnobirthing techniques of mindfulness and meditation to cope with severe morning sickness.
"I saw the power of it really, the meditation and the deep breathing and things like that, that they teach you in hypnobirthing, when I was really sick, and actually I realised that this was something I could take control of, I suppose, during labour. It was hugely powerful."