Literature Review of the Evidence-base for the Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain and Anxiety

This very interesting and useful paper by Eileen Davis* reviews ten studies on the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy.

Here is a summary of her findings: The goal of this literature review is to provide a contemporary review of research on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Ten studies have been reviewed on the application of hypnotherapy to […]

Hypnotherapy in The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety occurs in modern societies in almost epidemic numbers. One of the great problems in addressing this is that many of the stressors we encounter in everyday life realistically either cannot be removed, or would require making major, often unacceptable, changes in our lifestyle.

An example of this is worrying about losing our jobs to […]

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, a Safe, Effective Tool for Childhood Anxiety

Here ** is a link to a study of using Hypnosis with Children that describes the long history of using hypnosis to achieve highly successful outcomes with children.

Kids today really have a lot to deal with. There are pressures to perform at school, in after school activities such as sports and arts, in the […]

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 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 […]

Hypnosis for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can be both debilitating for the mother to be and potentially harmful to the developing baby.

And as a mother of three grown children, I can vouch for how unpleasant morning sickness can be.

A number of studies have shown a link between chronic morning sickness […]

Hypnotherapy and Impotence

A number of studies show that around 10 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. The condition can involve a total inability to achieve an erection or happen inconsistently or for only a few minutes. Hypnosis can be effective in treating this condition, provided that the range of possible physical causes have […]

Hypnosis for Children

There are many children’s problems that hypnotherapy can help with. And, the great thing is that children are usually excellent hypnotic subjects. They have such wonderful imaginations that you can induce the hypnotic state easily and rapidly by getting them, for example, to imagine taking off in a space craft or taking part in their […]

Hypnotherapy for Skin Conditions

The skin is a mirror of the inner self, and we frequently use phrases which reflect this: ‘getting under your skin’, ‘thin skinned’, ‘thick skinned’, ‘itching to do something’ for example. These all reflect the fact that it is recognised as a measure of our vulnerability. We use these phrases without thinking about them. It […]