Adolescent Stress Linked to Severe Adult Mental Illness, Mouse Study Suggests

A study conducted at John Hopkins University has identified a link between juvenile stress and later onset of mental illness “We have discovered a mechanism for how environmental factors, such as stress hormones, can affect the brain’s physiology and bring about mental illness,” says study leader Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences…

Hypnotherapy and Stress Management

We feel Stress when we react to events; the stuff going on around us, some of which might affect us in both positive and negative ways. It’s the body’s way of preparing to meet challenges with focus, strength, stamina, and heightened alertness. Our bodies often react this way even when what we’re anticipating we expect…

Hypnosis and Weight Loss

In this meta study, a study of studies, published in  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 1996. Vol.64, No. 3, 517-519, it was found that  weight loss programmes that included hypnosis resulted in significantly greater amounts of weight reduction. “In a 3rd meta-analysis of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data…

Hypnotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “syndrome,”  meaning a group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that  stores stool. IBS is not a disease. It’s…

Demystifying Sports Hypnosis

In ‘Sports Coach’ Volume 27, Number 1, an Australian Sports Commission publication, Michelle Paccagnella,  a Sports Psychologist, ACT Academy of Sport, explains the use of hypnosis to improve sports performance. For some time, hypnosis has been an accepted component of psychotherapy, medicine and dentistry. While there is a well-documented history of hypnosis being used in sport,…

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy For Depression

The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis describes how cognitive hypnotherapy (CH) is a comprehensive evidence based hypnotherapy for clinical depression. This article describes the major components of CH, which integrate hypnosis with cognitivebehavior therapy as the latter provides an effective host theory for the assimilation of empirically supported treatment techniques derived from various theoretical models of…

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