The Wall Street Journal
Researchers identify altered activity in distinct areas of the brain during hypnosis sessions
Time Magazine: The unique effects of hypnosis on the brain suggest that it can be a powerful way to relieve pain—and might even be an alternative to opioids, one expert believes
Is Unconscious Self-Control Possible?
“A new study posits that we can program our bodies to unconsciously say no to temptation.”
Hypnosis creates a bridge from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind so that new choices become automatic. ~Katherine Zimmerman, CHT
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Complementary Health Practices
Christiane Northrup, MD discusses physical illness and hidden emotions on Mental Health Exposed
Using Hypnosis To Lose Weight
Your anxiety may not be as extreme as Austrian Felix Baumgartner’s, the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound. But if it can help that level of anxiety, think what it can do to help you. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20167361
How can we stay positive when competing demands and time pressure can impact everything from how our immune system functions, to whether or not we exercise, to the interactions we have with each other, and even to every breath we take? Our improved understanding of the relationship between behavior, physiology and disease development provides the rationale for integrative approaches that empower people for more mindful and effective navigation in today’s world.
UCSF’s Dr. Margaret Chesney presents some of the current research on mind-body interventions and provides strategies to help enhance health and well-being.
From ABC News – A Study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Another excellent reason to quit smoking: “Cigarette smoke damages DNA in reproductive cells of fathers, these changes inherited by offspring” http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-cigarette-dna-reproductive-cells-fathers.html
“Hypnosis Now Popular” discusses how hypnotherapy is increasingly being used to help people stop smoking, lose weight, ease fears, and shorten recovery time after surgery. It is also used to improve performance on a test or in sports.
“The Possibilities in Hypnosis, Where the Patient Has the Power” dispels many myths about hypnosis and explains how it works.
“Hypnosis, Another Way to Manage Pain, Kick Bad Habits” discusses how hypnotherapy can be used for weight loss, to quit smoking, control pain, diminish irritable bowel syndrome, and chemotherapy symptoms, and to reduce the intensity or frequency of migraine headaches.
In “Break Your Bad Habit–Overnight,” the author discusses nail biting and other obsessions, and the use of hypnotherapy to effectively and rapidly end bad habits. Clinical research studies on hypnotherapy are cited.
CNN report6: Hypnosis in Childbirth, Australia
Going Under Hypnosis Before Going into Surgery
Turns out that hypnosis, once thought to be a hocus-pocus parlor trick, may now be considered a legitimate surgical tool www.scientificamerican.com