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Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

Considering its origin story, it’s not so surprising that hypnosis and serious medical science have often seemed at odds. The man typically credited with creating hypnosis, albeit in a rather primitive form, is Franz Mesmer, a doctor in 18th-century Vienna. (Mesmer, mesmerize. Get it?) Mesmer developed a general theory of disease he called “animal magnetism,” […]

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Hypnotherapy Transformed My Life

How One Little Mindset Tweak Transformed My Life For many years, I thought of myself as someone who is NOT a public speaker. Sitting at the introvert end of the scale, I often found myself quaking in my boots at the thought of merely introducing myself in a work meeting, let alone standing up in […]

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I Tried Hypnotherapy to Deal With My Skin-Picking Issue

Below is a great article about how hypnotherapy can help with anxiety. Anxiety can present itself in many ways and a lot of people don’t even realize their habits and behaviors are caused by anxiety. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be dynamically powerful to help individuals in many ways. Realize your Full Potential Highest Self with […]

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Brain Activity and Functional Connectivity Associated with Hypnosis

Hypnosis has proven clinical utility, yet changes in brain activity underlying the hypnotic state have not yet been fully identified. Previous research suggests that hypnosis is associated with decreased default mode network (DMN) activity and that high hypnotizability is associated with greater functional connectivity between the executive control network (ECN) and the salience network (SN). […]

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Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

Consumer reports recently published an article asking that question and you might be surprised by the answer. Most people think of hypnosis and hypnotherapy as being some sort of mind control like what they see in the movies. Most things we see in the movies aren’t real. True? Swinging watches and words like “You’re getting […]

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Hypnotherapy Can Help with Insomnia

Hypnotherapy for insomnia may help patients relax and fall into an undisturbed slumber. In a 2014 study published in the journal Sleep, women who listened to a sleep-promoting audio tape containing hypnosis cut their awake time by two-thirds, and spent 80 percent more time in deep sleep compared to women who didn’t do hypnotherapy. Hypnosis […]

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How hypnosis helped me tackle my crippling anxiety

We’re a nation of worriers and negative thinkers, but can we reprogram our brains to make us more upbeat? hypnosis helped me tackle my crippling anxiety I’m sitting at my dressing table, looking myself dead in the eye and thinking the same three words over and over again – ‘free’, ‘excited’, ‘relaxed’. I feel more […]

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