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Christianity and Hypnosis

The discussions and text below appeared on the websites sourced below and is excerpted here under a Creative Commons license and the fair use doctrine in Section 107 of U.S. Code Title 17.   Comment 1: BillGladwell Feb ’08 I’ve been a hypnotist for over eighteen years now, and I am considered an expert in Read More

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The problem with hypnotic-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata) and benzodiazepines (Temazepam) prescribed for sleep

Millions in the US take prescription drugs to help them sleep and defeat insomnia. The main pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for sleep problems are “hypnotics” like Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, or benzodiazepines like Temazepam. Sleep is essential, so what’s wrong with taking drugs to make me sleep? There are many problems with drugs that are promoted as Read More

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Chronic Pain Causes Cognitive Decline

If you suffer chronic pain or know someone with chronic pain, this will be common knowledge to you.  Now, studies have shown that chronic pain does cause, or at least is linked to impaired cognition. Studies: “Psychomotor performance and executive functions showed the most prominent decline. Interestingly, pain duration appeared to be the strongest predictor Read More

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The Magic Glove – Hypnotic Pain Management Technique for Children

The Magic Glove is a Hypnotic Pain Management technique to reduce pain sensation and anxiety for children having a needle procedure. Children have rich imaginations and hypnosis is widely used to ease pain during medical procedures. In responsive children the Magic Glove can create significant sensory changes and partial anesthesia, which can boost a child’s Read More

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The Definition of Hypnosis

Some think  that hypnosis means the loss of control or a loss of awareness. This is completely incorrect,  hypnosis is the opposite of that, hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness and concentration and mindfulness. Here are some definitions, some old, some new.  Hypnosis is defined as a state of mind, measured now by brainwaves, Read More

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Autogenic training and self-hypnosis in the control of tension headache

Autogenic training and self-hypnosis in the control of tension headache. Spinhoven, Philip Linssen, A. Corry Van Dyck, Richard Zitman, Frans G. Abstract Compared autogenic training and training in multiple self-hypnosis strategies in a sample of 56 patients diagnosed as having chronic tension headache on the basis of medical evaluation by a neurologist. At posttreatment and Read More

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Autogenic Training: A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcome Studies

Autogenic Training: A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcome Studies. Authors: Stetter, Friedhelm1 Kupper, Sirko2 Source: Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback. Mar2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p45-98. 54p. Abstract: Autogenic training (AT) is a self-relaxation procedure by which a psychophysiological determined relaxation response is elicited. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of AT. Seventy-three controlled Read More

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Treatment of Childhood Migraine Using Autogenic Feedback Training

Treatment of Childhood Migraine Using Autogenic Feedback Training. Author(s): Labbe, Elise L. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v52 n6 p968-76 Dec 1984. Peer Reviewed Descriptors: Adolescents, Biofeedback, Children, Elementary Secondary Education Keyword: Treatment Outcomes, Autogenic Training, Headaches Abstract: Compared autogenic feedback training with a waiting-list control group as a treatment for children (N=28) with migraine Read More

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Autogenic training and cognitive self-hypnosis for the treatment of recurrent headaches in three different subject groups

Autogenic training and cognitive self-hypnosis for the treatment of recurrent headaches in three different subject groups Moniek M.ter Kuile, PhilipSpinhoven, A.Corry G.Linssen, Frans G.Zitman, RichardVan Dyck, Harry G.M.Rooijmans Abstract The aims of this study were to 1. (a) investigate the efficacy of autogenic training (AT) and cognitive self-hypnosis training (CSH) for the treatment of chronic Read More

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Stress and Disease

An interesting article in San Diego Eldercare directory informs readers that researchers have  figured out how stress makes people sick and can even kill them. Blood tests showed that a chemical called Interleukin-6 was much higher in stressed-out caregivers. Previous studies had found a link between IL-6 with heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes and some cancers. Read More

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Hypnosis helps in vitro fertilization (IVF) success

Each year in the U.S., approximately 6.7 million women have an impaired ability to become pregnant or carry a baby to full term,[1] and over 176,000 in vitro fertilization cycles are performed.[2] With the average cost of an in vitro fertilization cycle ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, women are using hypnosis to make the procedure Read More

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Stress-related Illnesses and Disease

Stress is linked to a multitude of illnesses and diseases. Stress impacts various systems of the body (and mind) and has been linked to inflammation, depression, aging, coronary disease, skin problems, and much more.  Stress can be physical, biological, or emotional.  Different types of stressors can work together causing problems system-wide.  Environmental stress or emotional Read More

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Hypnosis and autogenic training in the treatment of tension headaches: A two-phase constructive design study with follow-up.

Hypnosis and autogenic training in the treatment of tension headaches: A two-phase constructive design study with follow-up. Zitman, Frans G. Van Dyck, Richard Spinhoven, Philip Linssen, A. Corrie (1992). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 36(3), 219-228. Abstract 79 tension headache patients were randomly assigned to an abbreviated form of autogenic training (AT) or to a form Read More