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I don’t think I can be hypnotized!

February 3, 2015

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I don’t think I can be hypnotized! by Irene Conlan — “I don’t think I can be hypnotized,” and “I went for hypnosis once, but couldnt ‘go under’” are common statements heard in the initial conversations with those inquiring about hypnotherapy. The fact is 90 to 95 percent of adults can be hypnotized. The best […]

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The effects of hypnosis on fibromyalgia

November 24, 2014

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The effects of hypnosis on fibromyalgia by Debbie Barcon — Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a frustrating and seldom understood illness. It is called an illness rather than a disease because there are no specific diagnostic tests to confirm or dispute its existence. The following criteria were developed by the American College of Rheumatology in 1990: widespread […]

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Could past lives be key to present goals?

August 23, 2014

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Could past lives be key to present goals? by StevieAnne Petitt —  We have all likely heard the phrase: Hindsight is 20/20. That is, with the knowledge we have gained over time, past decisions could have been made with much more wisdom, thus resulting in better outcomes. Perhaps, in the field of hypnotherapy and its […]

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Diminishing anger

January 28, 2014

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by Gary Rinebarger —  Anger, the intense feeling of displeasure, is the most common negative emotion that people experience. Mentally, an angry person is unable to think rationally or perceive reality. As the intensity of anger increases, a person’s level of objectivity decreases. This is why chronically angry individuals fail in their many attempts at […]

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What are you doing “under” there?

January 6, 2014

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by Irene Conlan —  “I didn’t go under.” “They said I couldn’t go under.” “I don’t think I went under.” These strange and interesting statements are often heard in relation to hypnosis, and they conjure an image of someone struggling to get up and out from under a bed or desk. Many people are frightened […]

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Holistic health and hypnotherapy

October 31, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  A holistic approach to optimal health would not be complete if we did not recognize the role our habitual thought patterns and beliefs play in our lives. We are indeed creatures of habit, and often continue to unconsciously indulge in self-sabotaging thoughts, affirmations and behavior patterns which can lead to […]

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Debunking seven common myths about hypnosis

October 26, 2013

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by Gary Rinebarger —  Myth 1 — A hypnotist has magical powers. A hypnotist is an ordinary person with no power over anyone. Hypnosis is really just self-imposed deep meditation, with the hypnotist acting as your guide. Myth 2 — A hypnotized person can be made to do things against their will. No one in […]

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Hypnosis and mind expansion

September 26, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  In the 1991 movie, Defending Your Life, Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks die and meet in an afterlife that greatly resembles the present-day U.S. They are required to prove their worth by demonstrating in court how they showed courage while alive. Each has a defender and a prosecutor, and each appears […]

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Fix your face with hypnosis

August 7, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Before you read the article below, please do the following short exercise. Take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nose, and slowly exhale through your mouth. As you exhale, relax all the muscles in your face — relax your forehead and the tiny muscles around your eyes. Relax your […]

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Hypnosis and self-esteem

May 15, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, penned: “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us. To see oursel’s as others see us!” On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest, how much do you like yourself? This question elicits responses ranging from “minus two” to the rare “10” […]

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What is hypnotherapy?

May 11, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  When we hear the term hypnosis, it often brings to mind the erroneous images and misconceptions that have long plagued this ancient art. Here are some common myths dispelled. Myth: A hypnotist can take control of your mind. Truth: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You can never be made to do […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones …

April 24, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  As children, most of us were familiar with the sing-song, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” At that time, we were unaware of just how untrue that little ditty was. We were unaware of the deep and long-lasting wounds we can receive from and […]

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Hypnotherapy and irritable bowel syndrome

March 14, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a new disease, it is now being seen more and more often in doctors’ and therapists’ offices. IBS is not life-threatening, but it can be debilitating, embarrassing and a nuisance to those who suffer from it. General symptoms of IBS include diarrhea and/or constipation, […]

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