Hypnosis in the News

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.…

When the Doctor says it won’t hurt and it actually doesn’t!

Rachel Zimmerman writes an absolutely wonderful piece on taking her daughter in for stitches and meeting an emergency room doctor who not only said things wouldn’t hurt, they don’t. Actually, after leaving the hospital the little girl told her mother how happy she was she didn’t need to get stiches and shocked mother told her…

Neuroscience of Deep Pleasure shows Similarity of Sex and Meditation

A new study suggests that your brain reacts the same way to meditation as it does to sex. Both dissolve our sense of self-awareness, separating ourselves from our ego. The lead researcher, Gemma O’Brien found that people meditating and having an orgasm both experience “diminution of self-awareness” and “alterations in bodily perception.” When you meditate,…

Hypnotist helps Team USA shoot straight at Olympics

J. Brady McCollough or the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses Olympic hypnosis in a recent piece. The secret to USA Shooting’s success at the Olympics sat in a small office in Pittsburgh’s North Hills two weeks ago, awaiting transport across the pond. The object in question would be picked up just off Perry Highway in Warrendale, lifted…

Marina Abramović – The Artist Is Present

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During the Soul Gazing webinar on Seeing into the Eyes of the Spirit (eXperiential Soul Gazing for Lovers and Beyond) (see here), part of the discussion came around to whether or not one needed to signpost the act of soul gazing or if the methods could be used without overt suggestion. In that discussion, I…