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WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
To start with, no one can be hypnotised against his will, or against
For example it is not possible, to tell anyone to rob a bank if it
is against what you believe.
Hypnosis can not be used to make a person do what they normally
would not do, like we occasionally see in movies.
A person always has to give his or her permission to be hypnotised.
It is not dangerous and everyone wakes up.
During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed,
natural state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and
receptive to suggestion. Hypnosis is an education-communication
process to a person's mind that allows his/her conscious and
subconscious minds to believe the same message and then acting on
How does the subconscious accept hypnotic suggestions?
Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind, called the
"conscious," and zero in on the subconscious. When given a new
suggestion that is within the bounds of a person's belief system and
moral orientation, the subconscious mind
can accept it literally as a new reality.
How does hypnosis help people? The ability to reprogram emotional
attitudes and reactions is a latent talent within
every human being. Hypnosis is the most functional and reasonable
way to train life-long attitudes, rather than suffer a lifetime of
emotional accidents the conscious mind is unable to change.
Can any person be hypnotized?
People of average intelligence can be hypnotized in most cases if
they are willing and allow themselves not to resist, (unless there
is some form of brain damage) Mental
illness, strong medication, drug or alcohol addiction can also be
stumbling blocks. The depth of hypnosis varies with a person's
ability to respond. If you are not a naturally
responsive subject, you can improve your receptivity to hypnosis
It is thought that 90% of all people respond positively to Hypnosis.
Is hypnosis medically approved?
Yes. The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric
Association have approved hypnotherapy for use by professionally
responsible individuals. The British
Medical Association also adopted hypnosis as a viable therapeutic
tool in 1958. (The same year as the AMA.)
Is hypnosis dangerous?
No. The induction of hypnosis is never dangerous to the subject,
although personal disappointments may arise because of unrealistic
expectations or preconceived information.
Are the results of hypnosis permanent?
Suggestions stay with some individuals indefinitely, others need
reinforcement. The effects of hypnosis are cumulative: The more the
techniques are practiced and post-hypnotic suggestions are accepted,
the more permanent the results become.
Self-hypnosis training and reinforcement tapes or CD's for home use
also provide additional help. We can train you in self hypnosis and
most of our hypnotherapy treatments include a free follow up CD.
How powerful is a hypnotist?
Hypnotherapy is a consent situation and has a lot to do with your
personal commitment to make real changes in your life. It is not
possible to hypnotise you against your will, or making
you do things which you normally would not do. Hypnotherapy is not
something that can make you act against your personal moral conduct.
As a female, if you are not sure or feel vulnerable, please feel
free to bring a friend.
If you have any questions before booking an appointment, please
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who used hypnotherapy
Einstein (1879-1955) physicist was
known to have his hypnosis sessions every
afternoon. His theory of relativity came to
him during one of these sessions. He also
used trance states to develop his ideas.
Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Anthony Quinn, Jimmy
Eric Roberts, Sir Isaac Newton.
Freud developed modern psychiatry as
a result of learning about and practicing
Mozart (1756-91) apparently composed
the famous opera
Cosi fan tutte while
Steve Hooker of
Australia won the 2008 Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after his
him to visualize his success.
Tiger Woods mental
coach hypnotizes him to block out distractions and focus on
the golf course.
Aaron Eckhart has
credited hypnosis with changing his life forever
used the practice to give up smoking and alcohol.
Kevin Costner flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii
to cure his sea sickness.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to relive
and let go of tragic events in her life.
Churchill used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake
all night and avoid tiredness
Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres,
Ashton Kutcher and
their smoking habit through hypnosis.Kevin McBride,
the celebrated Irish heavyweight boxing champion
summons his hypnotist before every game, to get
into the right
frame of mind.
Jimmy Connors is said to have used
hypnosis techniques to practice
strokes prior to the US Open
Championship. Championship golfer
lauded hypnotherapy and
visualization techniques as the sole
reason for his improved
AMAZING BENEFITS DETECTED
THE simple act of becoming relaxed can have surprising
health benefits, new research is showing. In addition to
the obvious psychological effects of relieving stress
and mental tension, the new findings indicate, deep
relaxation, if practiced regularly, can strengthen the
immune system and produce a host of other medically
valuable physiological changes.
In asthmatics, for example, relaxation training has been
found to widen restricted respiratory passages. In some
diabetics, relaxation can reduce the need for insulin.
In many patients with chronic, unbearable pain, the
training has brought about significant relief.
Moreover, the research shows, relaxation may help ward
off disease by making people less susceptible to
viruses, and by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
Although such benefits have long been associated with
meditation, a particular form of relaxation, the
experimental evidence available now is much stronger
than it was for meditation a few years ago. In addition,
any form of deep relaxation seems to bring these
The medical advantages are not from ordinary relaxing
activities, such as catnaps or gardening, but from
intensive techniques that allow people to evoke a
specific physiological state. ''Just sitting quietly or,
say, watching television, is not enough to produce the
physiological changes,'' said Herbert Benson, director
of the Division of Behavioural Medicine at Beth Israel
Hospital, a part of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
''You need to use a relaxation technique that will break
the train of everyday thought, and decrease the activity
of the sympathetic nervous system.''
Ancient and Modern Methods
Like meditation and yoga, some of the relaxation
techniques being used are quite ancient, like Yoga
Nidra. Others, like biofeedback or progressive muscle
relaxation, are relatively new. And some, like
repetitive prayer, may seem worlds away from medicine.
All of the techniques, though, seem to evoke a single
physiological state that Dr. Benson some years ago
called the ''relaxation response.''
The findings have led many hospitals to teach their
patients ways to relax as part of their medical
treatment. In some hospitals physicians can now
prescribe a relaxation program that is broadcast on
televisions in hospital rooms, so that patients can
learn the techniques from their hospital beds.
''More and more doctors are seeing the value of these
techniques as a way to tap the inner capacity of
patients to help with their own healing,'' said Jon
Kabat-Zinn, director of the Stress Reduction and
Relaxation Program at the University of Massachusetts
Medical School in Worcester. Patients are taught to
meditate on their breathing, and are led in scanning the
sensations throughout their bodies. Fight-or-Flight
Syndrome. See also
Yogic Sleep Relaxation one of the best deep
relaxation CDs available.
The sympathetic nervous system reacts to stress by
secreting hormones that mobilize the body's muscles and
organs to face a threat. Sometimes called the
''fight-or-flight response,'' this mobilization includes
a variety of biological responses, including shifting
blood flow from the limbs to the organs and increased
blood pressure. The stress response does not require an
emergency; it can be triggered merely by everyday
worries and pressures.
In contrast, the relaxation response releases muscle
tension, lowers blood pressure and slows the heart and
The new work is showing that along with these changes
come shifts in hormone levels that seem to produce
beneficial effects on the immune system. For example,
relaxation training in medical students during exams was
found to increase their levels of helper cells that
defend against infectious disease, according to a report
in the current issue of the Journal of Behavioural
The degree of benefits depends on the rigor with which
people use the relaxation techniques. Those medical
students who used the techniques just a few times showed
little or no changes in the immune measure. Those who
did the exercises most faithfully had the strongest
immune effects, according to the report by Janice
Kiecolt-Glaser and Ronald Glaser of the Ohio State
University College of Medicine at Columbus.
In another study, the Ohio State researchers taught
relaxation techniques to residents of a retirement home,
whose average age was 74 years. After a month of
training their levels of natural killer cells and
antibody titers - indicators of resistance to tumours
and viruses - had improved significantly, according to a
report in Health Psychology.
''These improvements are particularly important for the
elderly, since the immune system weakens with aging,''
Dr. Kiecolt-Glaser said. Cardiovascular Problems Abate
Much interest in the medical use of relaxation has been
for patients suffering from cardiovascular problems. A
report in the British Medical Journal, for example,
reported that patients who had been trained to relax
significantly lowered their blood pressure, and had
maintained that reduction four years later.