Hypnosis in the News

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…

Marines learn Mindful Meditation Techniques

Now this is a fascinating development . . . marines are now learning mindful meditation techniques before deployment. The Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (“M-Fit”), a fledgling military initiative that teaches service members the secular meditative practice of mindfulness in order to bolster their emotional health and improve their mental performance under the stress and strain…

New Studies Show that Hypnosis for Anxiety and Pain is Rapidly Growing

Hypnosis is a rapidly growing practice that is used in different types of therapy sessions. New studies from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis are showing that Hypnosis for Anxiety is also a rapidly growing trend among those who seek healthy behavior correction and non-drug treatments for anxiety and pain. It’s safe to assume that…

Hypnosis can improve a Horse Rider’s Confidence according to Study

Flora Watkins at Horse and Hound reports that new research suggests that a rider’s confidence can be significantly improved by just one session of hypnosis. Sherree Russell Ginger, a clinical hypnotherapist and qualified BHSAI, conducted the research as part of her BSc in clinical hypnosis at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, earlier this year. “The…

“Street Hypnotists” in Hawaii conning Elderly out of Life Savings

Evidently, a gang of female street hypnotists are roaming Chinatown in Honolulu and bilking elderly women out of their life savings . . . or at least that’s how some of their victims are describing it. I’m going to go ahead and call BS on this one right off the bat. While the crimes are…

Hypnotic Meditation and War Trauma

Joseph Bobrow has a worthwhile piece on the Huffington Post regarding the use of Meditation and War Trauma. A number of his points transfer very easily into the use of hypnosis for trauma from war or other issues. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-bobrow/war-veterans-meditation_b_2109757.html for his piece. If you’re in Taipei and interested in hypnosis, check the services page…

Hypnosis in the ER

Dr. Kenneth Iserson’’s patient not only has a bad cough, but she also has a tuberculosis scar on her neck. Dr. Iserson is stumped when his patient says she can’t remember anything for the past 20 years, including whether she was treated for TB. He resorts to hypnosis despite the objections of his head nurse.…