Symptom Relief with Clinical Hypnosis

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A recent story online has highlighted the use of clinical hypnosis to provide symptom relief and enhanced quality of life for an MS patient. Note that we are talking about the management of symptoms rather than cure. However, this field of mind-body medicine deserves more attention as it is a medical frontier which has yet […]

Healing the Past

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“Therapy takes us backward into a forgotten past, but this was not a safe and secure time, else we would not have emerged from it scarred by battle wounds and armoured in self-defense.” ― Alexander Lowen, Bioenergetics Sometimes we have to deal with the unfinished business of the past. Why? Usually because we didn’t have […]

Medical Hypnosis: You are Getting Healthier (The Wall Street Journal)

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On the mornings she undergoes chemotherapy, Jeanne Safer hypnotizes herself en route in the taxi. Hypnosis may stir images of stage magic and swinging pocket watches, but there’s growing evidence it can be useful for easing pain, relieving anxiet and relaxing patients before surgery. Melinda Beck has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty Images She […]

Hypnosis for Pain Management

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HYPNOSIS could be more widely used for pain relief, including in major surgery, for people who have adverse reactions to anaesthesia, a psychiatrist says. Bob Large of the Auckland Regional Pain Service said about 10 to 15 per cent of the population was hypnotisable. Dr Large said the technique had been used in Australia, citing […]