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Stop using tobacco with hypnosis

VICENZA, Italy – The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Vicenza is bringing in a new option for tobacco cessation this year and it involves a process called QuitSmart. The techniques endorsed by this program help patients ease off nicotine embracing a “warm chicken” methodology rather than the “cold turkey” method. “We know cigarette smoking is a leading […]

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Can hypnosis really help your eating habits

The more I researched, the more it made sense. By accessing the subconscious mind, we can affect our conscious actions. Most of us consciously know that smoking is bad, that we probably shouldn’t eat the whole jar of Nutella with a spoon or that the Butter Braid would taste a whole lot better if we’d […]

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Hypnosis: What is it, and does it work?

Hypnosis has been treading the line between quackery and therapy since around the 18th century, but recently it has been picking up steam as an alternative treatment for many disorders. What is hypnosis, does it work, and if so, how? We investigate. The term “hypnosis” is derived from the Ancient Greek word for “sleep” (“hypnos”). […]

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I Got Hypnotized Over Skype and It Actually Worked

Hypnosis can be easier than meditation for worriers who struggle to clear their minds. Whenever a friend tells me they’re considering undergoing hypnosis to quit X bad habit (and in Brooklyn I hear it a lot), I think about the hypnotist my college hired at the beginning of every year to humiliate my classmates in […]

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Hypnotherapy offers physical, mental benefits

For many people, the word hypnosis is associated with many negative stigmas. Hypnosis is often equated to magic tricks and gimmicks within the entertainment industry. However, hypnosis is more than a stage stunt. In fact, it can be used as treatment for a wide range of conditions ranging from physical to psychological. Dr. Gary Elkins, […]

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Teaching patients in pain self hypnosis could help curb the opioid crisis, Stanford researcher says

Stanford psychiatrist David Spiegel, MD, began his talk, “Replacing opioids with hypnosis for pain treatment,” at last month’s World Economic Forum by addressing the elephant in the room. “There’s a prejudice in modern medicine that the only real interventions are the physical ones,” Spiegel said. Yet, interventions that affect our thoughts — such as self hypnosis — […]

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