Hypnosis for Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety is a common problem among both amateur and professional performers. It occurs much more often among those who already tend to be anxious, and can best be understood as a kind of social phobia. While some form of tension is important for a dynamic live performance, negative self talk and a sense of panic…

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 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: one in which ego…

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 many hypnotherapists provide…

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…

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