Hypnosis in the News

Ke$ha enjoys undergoing Past Life Regression Hypnosis . . . again and again and again . . . or, slutty ghosts in the vagina and how to release the suckers

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Pop star Ke$Ha loves to go back in time under hypnosis and check out her past lives. The Die Young singer has been trying out past-life regressions in a bid to get to grips with her “issues” and she admits she looks forward to each session. During an appearance on U.S. show Jimmy Kimmel Live!…

Brain Scan Study Shows Orgasms from Touch or Imagination Register Similar Brain Pleasure

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Dave Berman (http://manifestpositivity.com) reports for the Washington Times Communities that scientists at Rutgers University have found that whether orgasms are stimulated by imagination or physical touch, the same pleasure centers of the brain are activated. Well worth the read . . . and well worth knowing . . . for the folks who ask if…

Hypnosis gives insight into Psychiatric Disorders

Peter Halligan of Cardiff University discusses hypnosis and its use to delve into psychiatric disorders for insight. For well over a century, hypnosis has been used to treat a wide range of conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress and eating disorders. But now neuroscientists are using hypnosis to gain insight into medically unexplained paralysis…

Hypnosis used instead of Anesthesia in Surgery to remove Skin Tumor

A woman in Padua had surgery to remove a skin tumor by hypnosis instead of anesthesia in a groundbreaking anesthesiological method which updates 19th century techniques used for minor pathologies, a medical journal said Wednesday. The finding will reportedly enable other tumor patients who have had allergic reactions to anesthetic agents or are considered at…

The Power of Empathy

Jeremy Dean at PsyBlog discusses empathy . . . Without empathy, human beings are lonely, disconnected creatures. An old philosophical question asks: is there any such thing as a selfless act? Cynics answer no, because any apparently selfless act is always tacitly showing off what ‘good’ people we are. Even if no one else knows…

Hypnotic Suggestions can Prompt Conscious Hallucinations Study

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Researchers have discovered that “hypnotic suggestions” – instructions that encourage a response from those under hypnosis – may trigger automatic cues, such as for how we perceive color. Researchers from Finland and Sweden conducted two studies revealing the brain’s oscillatory (repetitive variation) activity using EEGs in two participants under hypnosis. In the first study published…

Study Shows Sexual Health for Post-Menopausal Women Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy

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Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association’s recent annual meeting. The study, which examined sexual comfort, sexual satisfaction and sexual pleasure, is a first step toward a safe and effective alternative toward…

Scientific Assassination of a Sexual Revolutionary

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Regular readers here know I am a bit of a fan of the work of Wilhelm Reich and his theories on character analysis and the orgasm and that I’m a bit put off that those theories are often misrepresented and ridiculed for what they are not. Motherboard has a piece on how the US government…

Study Shows Self-Affirmations Boost Problem-Solving Skills When You’re Stressed

Many hypnotists will tell you that simple affirmations don’t work and that folks need genuine hypnotic intervention with whatever pet process the hypnotist happens to support. However, recent studies are showing that this isn’t always the case and that sometimes just focusing and doing a few affirmations can be enough to make a difference. Reminding…

Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line

More corporations are bringing variations of meditation, focused trance, and hypnosis into the workplace as a means of lowering stress, increasing productivity, and lowering health costs . . . which affects their bottom lines. It’s not so much new age philosophy that’s got mindfulness and similar mind techniques exploding in the business world but simple…

Meditation for Sleep

One reason hypnotists like myself prefer to use rapid or speed hypnosis methods late in the day is that it’s very easy for folks to fall asleep at that time, particularly if you use any sort of relaxation based hypnotic induction or guided meditation. This is also why many meditation teachers suggest that folks not…