Hypnotherapy for Hair Pulling

Recent research in Israel confirms that hypnotherapy is a highly effective, side effect free way of helping the sufferer to stop the behavior.

You can read here a recent paper that describes three case studies where trichotillomania was effectively treated with hypnosis.

At my practice in Highgate Hill in Brisbane I often see young […]

Hypnotherapy in The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety occurs in modern societies in almost epidemic numbers. One of the great problems in addressing this is that many of the stressors we encounter in everyday life realistically either cannot be removed, or would require making major, often unacceptable, changes in our lifestyle.

An example of this is worrying about losing our jobs to […]

Hypnosis and Surgery

Following is an abstract of a paper describing research into the effectiveness of Hypnosis in reducing anxiety and discomfort associated with surgery.

Psychological approaches during conscious sedation. Hypnosis versus stress reducing strategies: a prospective randomized study*

Stress reducing strategies are useful in patients undergoing surgery. Hypnosis is also known to alleviate acute and chronic pain. […]

Hypnosis and Self Esteem

In 2006, Thomas Herber conducted an interesting piece of research as part of his Masters program*.

His thesis begins, ” Enhancing self-esteem may have significant therapeutic value, but little research has been done on the application of hypnotic ego strengthening for this purpose. This study examined the effects of two procedures intended to enhance self-esteem: […]

Hypnosis for Premature Ejaculation

Hypnotherapy can be a fantastic cure for sufferers of premature ejaculation, according to new research.

In a feature for contracostatimes.com, health journalist Laura Casey studied how hypnotherapists are treating sexual health problems and concluded that premature ejaculation is often a mental condition linked to performance anxiety which can be cured via hypnosis.

Casey discovered that […]

Hypnosis for Self Harming

What is self-harming?

Self-harming is when people cause themselves physical pain that alters their mood state (how they feel inside). Some people harm themselves because they feel disconnected and isolated from everybody, and hurting themselves is the only way they feel real or connected. Hypnosis is an effective solution since most of these feelings that […]

Hypnosis for Anxiety

To date, few studies have explored the use of hypnosis in treatment of anxiety disorders (a class of conditions marked by frequent, excessive or irrational worrying often accompanies by physical symptoms). In a 2010 report from Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, researchers sized up the available research and found that hypnosis shows promise as a safe […]

Hypnosis for Flying

I think everyone will agree that air travel is a great way to get to a distant business meeting, a way to get a vacation off to a fast start, and a way to get families together at holidays and special celebrations. However, it can be a hassle. And, sometimes it can be downright scary […]

Hypnosis and OCD

 

In his landmark paper, “Application of hypnotic strategies sustained by a positive psychology orientation in treating OCD patients” (1) Arnon Zahi PhD proposed a three-step approach aimed at turning annoying symptoms, including ruminations and ritualistic behaviors, into procedures that promote wellbeing. Two cases were presented to illustrate this hypno-strategic approach.

Sara (Case 1), who […]

Hypnosis and Fear of Driving

Driving anxiety is a very common form of anxiety that can range in severity from a hesitation to drive, where anxiety is always present, all the way up to a total refusal to drive at all, in which case it becomes driving phobia.

A phobia is a fear that is paralyzing but irrational. Driving phobia […]