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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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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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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

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Hypnotic suggestion and placebo for the treatment of chronic headache in a university volunteer sample

Hypnotic suggestion and placebo for the treatment of chronic headache in a university volunteer sample. Spanos, Nicholas P. Liddy, Sharon J. Scott, Heather Garrard, Catherine Sine, Joy Tirabasso, Angela Hayward, Amber Abstract Following a 3-wk baseline, 136 university student volunteers who reported chronic headache were administered either 1 or 4 sessions of imagery-based hypnotic treatment, Read More

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Dr. Weil on Hypnotherapy

What is Dr. Weil’s view regarding hypnotherapy? Dr. Weil feels it is important to dispel some common misconceptions about hypnotherapy. For some people who have never tried it, the idea of going into a hypnotic trance may seem odd or frightening. But the fact is that we all experience trance states in everyday life, such Read More

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Penn State Psychologist William Ray PhD. on Medical Hypnosis

Probing Question: Does hypnosis work? By Melissa Beattie-Moss March 18, 2014 You’re growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You’re feeling very sleepy… Most of us recognize these words as the Hollywood script of a hypnosis session. Typically portrayed as the tool of comics and hucksters (“At my command, you will crow like a rooster…”) Read More

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Article: Can Hypnosis Be Used as a Medical Treatment?

Can Hypnosis Be Used as a Medical Treatment? By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | August 22, 2011 09:08am ET In 1987, Marilyn Bellezzo was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that was, for her, debilitating. “I was housebound,” Bellezzo said. She spent hours curled up on the bathroom floor, suffering from abdominal pain Read More

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The University of Minnesota on Medical Hypnosis

MEDICAL HYPNOSIS: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, FAIRVIEW Children and adolescents with chronic medical or emotional conditions often benefit from medical self-hypnosis, which is taught at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Fairview. This therapeutic -approach, based upon the intimate relationship between mind and body, has been recognized in the medical community since the 1950s. Medical Read More

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UPMC Integrative Medicine on Medical Hypnosis

Medical Hypnosis What Is Medical Hypnosis? Although there is still some speculation as to how hypnosis works, the most common understanding is that the mind’s state of consciousness is altered. The left hemisphere of the brain – responsible for logic, analysis, and synthesis of information – is subdued, while the right hemisphere of the brain Read More

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Stanford Health Care on Medical Hypnosis

Medical Hypnosis Hypnosis allows patients to focus intently on a specific problem and its resolution, while maintaining a comfortable state of physical relaxation. It also helps patients to enhance control over their body responses. Hypnosis is a normal state of aroused, attentive, and highly-focused concentration—comparable to being so absorbed in a movie or novel that Read More

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University of Maryland Medical Center on Medical Hypnosis

What is hypnotherapy? The term “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning “sleep.” Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image. But this does not mean that a Read More