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 […]

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman: “I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial […]

Hypnosis for hair Pulling - Trichotillomania

Here is an excerpt from an article published in ACTA Paediatrica

Hypnotherapy: an effective treatment modality for trichotillomania*

This study describes a non-pharmacological treatment modality for children with trichotillomania. Three children with trichotillomania were treated using a hypnotherapy technique. All patients were observed in the outpatient clinic for 8 consecutive weeks and subsequently followed for […]

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 for Stress

Stress is an essential part of everyday life that sometimes can be extremely taxing for us.

When out of control, it can harm our health, our relationships, our performance at work and our happiness.

Whether it comes as the result of a devastating event or just the constant ‘stuff’ that makes life difficult sometimes, stress […]

Hypnosis and Acute Stress Disorder

A paper entitled, “The Additive Benefit of Hypnosis and Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy in Treating Acute Stress Disorder“* describes the first controlled treatment study of hypnosis and cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) of acute stress disorder (ASD).

Civilian trauma survivors (N . 87) who met criteria for ASD were randomly allocated to 6 sessions of CBT, CBT combined with […]

Hypnosis and stress

The physical symptoms of anxiety and stress can be quite detrimental to one’s health. Unfortunately, many people may be so stressed that they do not realize the extent of it or the impact the stress and anxiety is having on their health. In some cases, the more stress or anxiety an individual experiences the less […]

Hypnotherapy and Fertility

Doctors and scientists from all over the world are proving the effectiveness of hypnosis for fertility and other reproductive challenges. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) –Women who are hypnotized before undergoing the transfer of an embryo by in-vitro fertilization (IVF), may be more likely to become pregnant, Israeli researchers report. Dr. Eliahu Levitas of Soroka University […]

Hypnotherapy, EFT and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

A hundred years ago, actually not even as far back as that, a great many soldiers who suddenly found themselves completely unable to go on fighting, or even functioning, were shot for cowardice.

We’ve come a long way since then.

We’ve begun to understand the condition we now know of as Post Traumatic Stress […]

Hypnotherapy and Health

To assess the influence of a hypnotic intervention on cellular immune function during a commonplace stressful event, the authors selected 33 medical and dental students on the basis of hypnotic susceptibility. Initial blood samples were obtained during a lower stress period, and a second sample was drawn 3 days before the first major exam of […]