Hypnosis for Surgery

Several Studies in recent years have shown, hypnosis to be a valuable adjunct to surgery and other hospital procedures   In one study, Montgomery and colleagues tested the effectiveness of a 15-minute pre-surgery hypnosis session versus an empathic listening session in a clinical trial with 200 breast cancer patients. In a 2007 article in the Journal…

The Effectiveness of Hypnosis

Here is a brief review of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of hypnosis: 90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis.…

The Science Behind Hypnosis

Earlier this year a study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (published under the American Psychological Association) that found hypnosis can have profound effects on executive function – the cognitive processes that regulate our goals as well as the thought processes and actions oriented towards achieving those goals… Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in…

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 people…

Hypnosis for Pain Management

“The empirical support for hypnosis for chronic pain management has flourished over the past two decades. Clinical trials show that hypnosis is effective for reducing chronic pain, although outcomes vary between individuals. The findings from these clinical trials also show that hypnotic treatments have a number of positive effects beyond pain control. Neurophysiological studies reveal…

Foods that Harm our Health

Here is a very good article that explains in a way that you don’t need to be a chemist to understand, the link between certain foods and cancer risk. What I found really disturbing is how food manufacturers use tricks to enable them to poison us without our knowing about it. Well worth a read.…

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