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Self-Hypnosis May Help Hay Fever Sufferers

By Shaoni Bhattacharya Self-hypnosis could be used to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever and possibly cut the amount of drugs needed by sufferers, a new study suggests. Volunteers allergic to grass or birch pollen who learned self-hypnosis reported a reduction in symptoms – such as a runny nose. Furthermore, fewer doses of “rescue medication” […]

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10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time

How time perception is warped by life-threatening situations, eye movements, tiredness, hypnosis, age, the emotions and more… The mind does funny things to our experience of time. Just ask French cave expert Michel Siffre. In 1962 Siffre went to live in a cave that was completely isolated from mechanical clocks and natural light. He soon […]

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Implanting False Memories

“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, or whatever it is that you think you remember?” — Elizabeth Loftus In 1990 George Franklin became the first ever US citizen convicted of murder by a witness who recovered repressed memories more than 20 years after the event. The fact that the witness was […]

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The Chameleon Effect

Does mimicking other people’s body language really make them like us? Self-help books, persuasion manuals and glossy magazine articles often advise that mimicking body language can increase how much others like us. But is it really true that mimicry causes others to like us, or is mimicry just a by-product of successful social interactions? Although […]

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Better Lifestyle Function Tips

In any given moment, you can only have one thought at a time. You might have said you have a “million things on my mind.” Reality is different. It’s impossible to be happy and sad at the same time. You can’t truly be angry and at peace at the same time. No way.  What is […]

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Six Memory Myths

Can flashbulb memories be distorted? Some of the most widespread beliefs about memory are plain wrong. One of the classic criticisms levelled at psychology is that it’s just common sense. And there’s nothing that winds up psychologists more than having this old saw repeated back to them. If it’s true we should be able to […]

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Can self- control make you easy to hypnotize?

Can self-control make you happy, willing to sacrifice for others, fairer, unethical or easy to hypnotize? Nowadays it’s hardly news that self-control is vital to success in many areas of life. The studies bear this out with boring monotony in education, in health, in terms of how much money you earn, in personal relationships and […]

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Hypnosis Considered Effective for Video Therapy

Tele-Psychology: Therapy at a Distance  – Hypnosis Considered Effective Hypnosis Considered Effective – It is often not easy to provide psychological services to remote areas. The combination of poor transport links and a sparse populace provide considerable challenges. However, evidence is starting to come through that the communications revolution might provide a solution. Some of […]

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