Hypnosis and Asthma

As early as 1968 the British Medical Journal published details of a study conducted for the Research Committee of the British Tuberculosis Association* The study was an investigation of hypnosis in asthma among patients aged 10 to 60 years with paroxysmal attacks of wheezing or tight chest capable of relief by bronchodilators. “Independent clinical assessors considered…

Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analysis

A meta-analysis* was performed on 18 studies in which a cognitive-behavioural therapy was compared with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis. The results indicated that the addition of hypnosis substantially enhanced treatment outcome, so that the average client receiving cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy showed greater improvement than at least 70% of clients receiving non-hypnotic treatment. Effects seemed particularly pronounced for treatments…

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss – Third Study

Here is the last of three studies investigating the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in assisting with weight loss. Study 3* In this meta-analysis, (which is when researchers correlate the results of multiple studies), the results of the two studies in my last two posts and other studies were confirmed. In the studies of hypnosis versus no…

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss – Second Study

Here is an overview of the second of three studies I am posting that investigated the effectiveness of hypnotherapy  in weight loss. Study 2* This study, published in the “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,” investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females at least 20% overweight and not involved in other…

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss

Over the next three days, I will present three studies that show how effective Hypnotherapy is in helping clients to lose weight, and, more importantly, to keep it off. Here is the first one: Study One:* The first study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, divided 109 people into two groups for a 9-week…

Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking

An study reported in Science Daily demonstrated significant results with using hypnotherapy to assist with quitting smoking. “Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods. A new study  shows that smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more…

Hypnotherapy and Exam Anxiety

A study published in the Delhi Psychiatry Journal in October 2011, compared the examination performance of ten children using a standardised anxiety testing instrument pre and post hypnotherapy intervention. Summarised,  the results were: “Results: Pre test anxiety scores ranged from 80-92% among all the children while post test anxiety scores dropped to a range of 60-68…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, and Hypnosis

Back in 1987, a follow up study conducted by the Department of Medicine University Hospital South Manchester to ensure that the highly successful result of an earlier study was not the result of the Placebo Effect. Results wee published in the After eighteen months, participants had all maintained the improvement level, with participants below 50…

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