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HYPNOSIS: WHAT IT REALLY IS AND COULD WORK FOR YOU

There are a few things we need to straighten out before we find out if hypnotherapy is right for you.

First of all, most people have a huge misconception about what hypnotherapy really is. You are familiar with stage hypnotists who go through an audience selecting future chicken cluckers and other people to do silly things under the influence of hypnosis. These hypnotists are trained to choose highly suggestable participants who are the ones who, at a cocktail party, are most likely to put on a lamp shade and do the hula. This is all very amusing but it is only that, entertainment. It is not therapy.

The second myth about hypnosis is from how hypnosis is portrayed in movies and television, where the hypnotist asks the subject to watch a swinging watch or counts to five while saying, “your eyes are becoming very heavy, very heavy,” etc. While that could conceivably work on highly suggestable people like the ones mentioned above, for the average person it is a more involved process to achieve a proper trance state.

There is also the notion that hypnosis is “mind control’ and the person under hypnosis can be manipulated or lose control of their free will. In order to do that you would need to brainwash someone, which can be done with sleep deprivation, constant indoctrination, starvation, reward conditioning, punishment, torture, and of course, quite a lot of time — more time than the hour to ninety minutes that a regular hypnotherapy session lasts (and I hope someone would report you missing within a few days).

Under hypnosis you cannot be made to do anything that is not in your natural moral code. You cannot be made to kick a cat or rob a bank unless it is in your nature to do so in the first place.

As a hypnotherapist for over 24 years I always assure the client that if at any time during the session they feel uneasy and don’t want to continue, they have only to say so and we will stop and discuss the discomfort that is blocking the session. If they need to get up to go the bathroom they may do so and return to the session quite easily. The session is ALL about the client, so their comfort and safety are always my prime concern.

Hypnosis is simply relaxing a person so that they can access their subconscious mind. Think of your conscious mind as an island in the middle of the ocean. Your subconscious mind is the ocean. Hypnosis is the means of going into the depths of the unseen subconscious self, where there may lie sea monsters or mermaids; one never knows until you go scuba diving into the sea of self.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Hypnosis can be used to affect suggestible people to do funny things; you can use it to have the body react to certain suggestions so that cigarettes taste like duck poo, or to regress someone back to a childhood or even past life event.

Hypnotherapy is when you use the means of hypnosis to heal emotional, physical, and spiritual issues. With hypnosis you may go into your subconscious mind but you don’t work with the underlying reason of your distress or disease; you just go “AHA!” then come back to your conscious state. In hypnosis there may be discovery but no recovery. It is always good to bring issues to the light, but to leave them there and not heal them, to me, is more than a disservice, it is an abuse.

Now that you know more about hypnotherapy, will it work for you? If you are able to relax and trust your hypnotherapist, then I would say yes of course. If you are an A type personality who has to be in control at all times, then it may be more challenging for you to develop a rapport with your hypnotherapist and they may need to use more relaxation techniques to get you to the point at which the trance work is effective.

Please note too that hypnotherapy is a way of altering the conscious mind into a state of deep relaxation and in order for that to work, you need to be “unaltered.” Which means it won’t work if you are stoned, drunk, or hyped out on espresso. If you are taking medications such as antidepressants or even mild pain relievers, so long as that is your ongoing regimen, they should not affect the session. It is important that, while you are in a relaxed state or what we call a trance, you are conscious and awake. I sometimes have to gently nudge a client awake because they became so relaxed, and though sleep may be what they need, we still need to proceed with the work of revealing and healing.

One thing that I do know from my years of using hypnotherapy is that it is one of the most expedient and effective healing methods out there. Many women come to me very apprehensive about hypnotherapy and after just a session or two are eager to go under again and explore another fantastic episode of positive change.

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Hypnosis To Improve Sex and Relationships

There is a growing trend of people using hypnosis and meditation as a way to improve their sex lives and relationships. Hypnosis for sex and relationships is a new approach to relationship therapy but extremely effective since sex is an emotional experience and the body literally reacts to what the mind is thinking on all levels.

Hypnotist Richard Barker has been working with couples for sex and relationship issues for quite some time with very interesting results. Richard Barker, a world renowned Hypnotist, has been teaching couples and individuals, through the power of hypnosis, how to have better sex.

Barker said, “The power of your sex life is all in your mind. You can choose to have better or worse sex depending on your thought process. Everything first begins with a thought, and the thought then translates into an action. Every thought has a tangible response to it, usually demonstrated through emotions; actions and behavior.”

Barker goes on to say “Clients that were feeling anxious or nervous in and out of the bedroom, have seen exciting results from the ability of hypnosis to influence and change the thought processes towards sex and relationships.”

In this month’s issue of Women’s Health, Richard Barker is featured helping a couple with a six-month dry spell in the bedroom. The article details how this kind of hypnosis relationship work benefits couples facing a variety of issues. It can help with any anxiety problems that affect performance in the bedroom and during a relationship.

Barker said, “Some people come to see me individually because they feel anxiety about sex or just don’t feel good about themselves. If a woman, for example, has been told by a previous partner for years that she is ugly or just not worthy, it manifests itself into the subconscious, and can have a seriously negative impact on any new relationships.” Barker added, “Once the negative perceptions are removed and replaced with positive affirmations, she can be on the road to a greater relationship.”

Barker removes the previous negative baggage many clients carry with them, and help them to feel great about themselves and sexy again. Barker also believes in the affect couples can experience in joint sessions. It provides an extremely effective platform for helping couples improve their sex life together.

Tiffany Beverlin, CEO of Dreams Recycled, a website for divorcees, said, “One of the more challenging things about moving on after divorce, is getting back in the saddle sexually. Divorcees express a lot of anguish over not only finding new people to date, but in being sexually active with them. A woman may not have sexually been with anyone but her husband, or maybe hasn’t had a new partner in years. I have seen how hypnosis helps people relax, feel confident in themselves and regain the courage to really let go and enjoy the ride.”

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Hypnosis: Patients request for virtual gastric band

“It’s a procedure where the patient is under hypnosis and has a virtual gastric band installed.”
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Patients who request plastic sur-gery procedures to alter their ap-pearances, may in fact believe that creating somewhat of an idealistic figure from the outside, will fix the issues they carry deeply inside, stressed a UAE psychologist.

Naser Al Riyami, psychologist and hypnotherapist at SKMC, said those who wish to have pro-cedures carried out, should first talk to a professional. Read more

How presidential candidates are using hypnosis techniques

 

The five remaining presidential candidates are pulling out all the stops to get people’s votes. They are even using hypnosis techniques.

Jeffrey Rose, clinical hypnotist, talked about how these candidates are using hypnosis techniques to persuade voters.

Hypnosis: involves inducing deep relaxation coupled with heightened alertness, while engaging the faculty of the imagination and softened analytic faculty, coupled with the power of suggestion.
First rate politicians routinely employ these techniques.
Covert hypnosis: means altering the way people think and behave in a disguised or masked way.

Pacing and Leading: is the idea to meet the subject where they are so that you can move them to where they want to be. Pacing and leading needs rapport to be successful.

Anchoring: influencing how a particular stimulus will influence someone’s state of mind.

Repetition: produces positive reinforcement and in turn creates reality, the more it is used the more real the idea becomes for the listener.

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Hypnotherapy Helped Me End a Toxic Relationship

One day, it was like I was suddenly free.

I spent nearly five years of my life feeling emotionally imprisoned by a relationship. Although I had become a master of smiling my way through it, I was silently beating on the prison walls, pleading for someone to save me.

My reason for staying with him can be summed up in one ugly word: fear. Every attempt to leave was always met with what I felt were crippling manipulations, venomous tantrums, and control tactics. Yet, as bizarre as it sounds, I was equally terrified that no one else would ever “love” me as much as he did.

I had received the pep talks, recited the affirmations, read the self-help books, and cried all of the tears. I had even burned the sage. But, sadly, there I was — still doggy-paddling my way through the turbulent waters. The notion of reaching shore seemed to be an Read more

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Hypnobirthing I Tried Hypnosis During Childbirth

“So, this person on the next episode is gonna try something called ‘hypnobirthing,'” I told my husband.

Six months pregnant with my first child and preparing to watch what must have been my 375th episode of A Baby Story, I uttered these words with barely concealed skepticism and disgust. At the time — nearly 11 years ago — my primary knowledge about childbirth had come from three main sources: (1) birth horror stories told to me by friends and family, (2) film depictions of labor that were rife with emergency cesarean sections and flailing women whose necks were one vertebra shy of a Linda Blair spin, and (3) you guessed it: A Baby Story.

Mostly, these sources had taught me that labor was the only time where it was socially acceptable for women to threaten to murder the people around them. They had given me no indication that self-hypnosis would be anything but an ineffective, possibly laughable labor comfort technique.

In fact, I thought that hypnobirthing sounded on par with juggling bowling pins or invoking the mighty hammer of Thor in terms of its potential usefulness during labor. I wanted no part of it. Unless, of course, I could take part in a little schadenfreude as I watched what I assumed would be Read more

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Power of Hypnosis: Pain Killer and Brain Booster

In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

Hypnosis is a much maligned and misunderstood aspect of mind “tinkering.” Many people think of hypnosis as a person clucking around like a chicken on stage after having a pocket watch dangled in front of his eyes. There’s more to this field of study.

A pocket watch is going through a hypnotizing motion.

A pocket watch is going through a hypnotizing motion.

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In 2000, Brain Research Bulletin published a paper about the brain activity (electroencephalogram Read more

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The Longer You Go Without Sleep

Sleep is important. Have we made that clear yet, folks? In case you’re still trying to put it off, this video shows what can start to happen the longer you go without sleep.

Even after a single day, negative side effects like impaired focus and reduced ability to form memories can start setting in. The longer you go, the worse it gets. Your brain will eventually start forcing itself to go to sleep for brief periods at a time. Your body can become so stressed that your heart rate rises, or you start hallucinating.

Of course, your body isn’t designed to naturally reach these stages alone. If you’re trying to force yourself to stay awake for long periods of time, you should know that the risks aren’t light. It only takes a few days without sleep for the side effects to become either directly or indirectly life-threatening. Source This is what

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Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method

he awake craniotomy is a well-accepted surgical technique for resection of low-grade gliomas (LGGs).1 The procedure, which utilizes intraoperative electric stimulation, is able to preserve the functional integrity of structures surrounding the tumor. This asleep-awake-asleep (AAA) surgical method is associated with low rates of swelling, seizures, severe permanent deficits, and mortality. The patient, placed in a lateral decubitus position, is asleep for the often stressful surgical opening, then awakened to cooperate with the surgeon during the procedure, then asleep for the surgical closing.

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Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming to Buffalo NY U.S.

Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity: a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine.

The vaccine, called CimaVax, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and became available for free to the Cuban public in 2011. The country’s Center for Molecular Immunology signed an agreement last month with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York to import CimaVax and begin clinical trials in the United States.

Coming To The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY U.S.

“We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park, told The Huffington Post.

When President Obama loosened the United State’s 55-year long trade embargo against the island nation in December, he allowed for such joint research deals to be finalized. Similar programs might have been impossible just a few years ago.

Cuba has long been known for its high-quality cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem and the fourth-leading cause of death in the country. A 2007 study of patients with stages IIIB and IV lung cancer, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, confirmed the safety of the CimaVax and showed an increase in tumor-reducing antibody production in more than half of cases. It proved particularly effective for increased survival if the study participant was younger than 60.

So far, 5,000 patients worldwide have been treated with CimaVax, including 1,000 patients in Cuba. Lee said the latest Cuban study of 405 patients, which has not yet been published, confirms earlier findings about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. What’s more, the shot is cheap — it costs the Cuban government just $1, Wired reported. And studies have found there are no significant side effects.

“We think it may be an effective way to prevent cancer from developing or recurring, so that’s where a lot of our team’s excitement comes in,” Lee said. “There’s good reason to believe that this vaccine may be effective in both treating and preventing several types of cancer, including not only lung but breast, colorectal, head-and-neck, prostate and ovarian cancers, so the potential positive impact of this approach could be enormous.”

Preclinical investigations of CimaVax at Roswell Park and the unpublished findings of the 405-patient Cuban study are promising, according to Lee. CimaVax works by blocking a hormone that causes lung cancer tumors to grow, a method which has also been shown to be effective in treating colon cancer. That fuels researchers’ hope that the vaccine will be an effective treatment for other types of cancer as well.

Still, he acknowledged that the vaccine needs rigorous testing in each of these different disease areas to know whether or not the drug will work as well as the scientists at Roswell Park hope. To be clear, the CimaVax doesn’t cure cancer. It’s a therapeutic vaccine that works by targeting the tumor itself, specifically going after the proteins that allow a tumor to keep growing. (And as PBS points out, a person can’t just take a shot of CimaVax and continue to smoke without fear of lung cancer.)

“We hope to determine in the next few years whether giving CimaVax to patients who’ve had a lung cancer removed, or maybe even to people at high risk of developing lung or head-and-neck cancers because of a history of heavy smoking, may be beneficial and may spare those people from having a cancer diagnosis or recurrence,” Lee said.

The United States is currently at work developing two lung cancer vaccines of its own, GVAX and BLP 25, though neither has been studied for as long as CimaVax.

How does a tiny island nation with limited economic resources pioneer a powerhouse cancer vaccine? “They’ve had to do more with less,” Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park, told Wired. “So they’ve had to be even more innovative with how they approach things. For over 40 years, they have had a preeminent immunology community.”

Despite decades of economic problems and the U.S. trade embargo, Cuba has been a model of public health. According the New York Times, life expectancy for Cubans is 79 years, on par with the United States, despite the fact that its economy per person is eight times smaller. While many drugs and even anesthesia have been hard to come by over the years, Cuba has one of the best doctor to patient ratios in the world. Moreover, the Cuban government’s investment in primary care for residents and preventative health measures like public education, housing and nutrition have paid huge dividends in the health of citizens, especially relative to similarly poor countries.

Looking forward, ongoing research collaborations between the two nations are almost certainly on the horizon as relations between Cuba and the U.S. continue to thaw. For now, Lee says the researchers at Roswell Park have their eyes trained on about 20 cancer treatment and prevention technologies in Cuba — including another lung cancer vaccine called racotumomab that the group hopes to study in clinical trials at Roswell.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that the Center for Molecular Immunology signed a research agreement with Roswell Park Cancer Institute this week. The agreement was actually signed in April.

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