Hypnotism It’s all in the mind

Hypnotism It’s all in the mind

Once regarded as a cheap stage trick, hypnotism is proven to be a powerful medical treatment – and now it’s available on the NHS. Roger Dobson reports (http://www.independent.co.uk/)

Hypnotism It’s all in the mind –  Well! There’s no magic, no swinging pendulums or swaying watches, and no one is counting backwards as they slump into unconsciousness. This is medical rather than stage or movie hypnotism, and it is increasingly being used to treat the symptoms of diseases and conditions as diverse as asthma, cystic fibrosis, snoring, migraines and warts.

It’s been used to allow surgery and dental work without anaesthesia, and for pain-free childbirth without medication. And new evidence from the UK’s first and only NHS centre offering hypnotherapy shows that it’s highly effective in treating some types of chest pain as well as irritable bowel syndrome.

New research from America has also found that more than half the people who used hypnotherapy to give up smoking were able to kick the habit, while researchers in France have successfully used the therapy to lower blood pressure.

Hypnosis has been used for centuries to treat diverse ills, but it went into relative decline with the rise of modern medicine, and in the last 200 years it’s been more associated with stage magicians and movie villains than medicine.

Film-makers take a lot of blame for damaging the image of hypnotism: “When a hypnotist appears on screen, expect evil. If his induction features magnetic hand passes, he’s probably about to compel someone to commit a crime. If he […]

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Therapy Benefits IBS

Therapy Benefits IBS

Cognitive Therapy Benefits IBS

Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy have been successfully used in the treatment of a variety of chronic syndromes, including common functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, such as irritable bowel syndrome. New research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2006 (DDW) again asserts that these therapies may have a powerful impact on the digestive system including improving symptoms of lower GI tract disorders. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

“These studies illustrate the intricate ties between the digestive tract and other major body systems,” said Emeran Mayer, M.D., professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles. “Physicians must recognize these connections to help treat patients more effectively.”

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapist-Administered vs Minimal-Therapist-Contact Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Moderate to Severe IBS

Preliminary research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that behavioral therapy may be quite effective in treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) unresponsive to standard medications and dietary agents. However, it can be an expensive and time-consuming option. Study authors from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York condensed a behavioral treatment program into a four session patient-administered format with minimal therapist contact in an attempt to reduce the costs and time-commitment for patients. Researchers found that even though the four-session program required less therapist time, it was as effective as the 10-week, clinic-based program in relieving the range of GI symptoms of IBS.

Researchers randomly assigned 59 patients to receive a 10-week; clinic-based behavioral treatment (CBT); a four-session behavioral program (MC-CBT); […]

HypnoFix an Introduction

HypnoFix an Introduction

Who am I?

My name is Phil Green Dip.H, MNCH(Reg.),LAPHP,LHS, and I am a practising Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am a graduate of The Central England College Of Clinical Hypnosis, Voted – Association for Professional Hypnosis and

Psychotherapy (APHP) Training School of the Year 2009 .

I currently hold The Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Dip.H)

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and UKCHO Registered Reg No. 82684 and also a registrant of the UK Register of IBS therapists and the Hypnotherapists Register

I believe that continuous development should play a major part in giving my patients the best treatment possible so CPD is followed with vigor. The latest technology also assists me in delivering a Safe, Professional and efficient service to my Clients.

My practice has been built upon the basis of a duty of care towards my Clients and always giving helpful advice and guidance on the various issues. I pride myself in offering a caring and compassionate treatment to all. I have experience in treating the terminally ill as well as the more able and younger adults. All patients receive a factual and informed treatment.

My specialist areas are as follows:-

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome as […]

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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Hypnosis which includes relaxation through the use of suggestion. It is a guided approach with the help of another person, where the subject reacts to external wording or stimuli. All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis, which typically involves an introduction to the procedure during which the subject is told that suggestions for imaginative experiences will be presented. The hypnotic induction is an extended initial suggestion to trigger the imagination and lead a person to explore their mind on the sub-conscious level. When using hypnosis, one person (the subject) is guided by another (the hypnotist or hypnotherapist) to respond to suggestions for changes in subjective experience, alterations in perception, sensation, emotion, thought or behavior. Hypnosis is sometimes referred to as Power of Suggestion.

Self Hypnosis suggestions are provided mentally and silently or on a recording, eliminating the external guide (the subject auto suggests to himself or herself, instead of an outside source). It is the act of administering hypnotic procedures to yourself. Alert hypnosis (there is no relaxation component)
Stage hypnosis is a theatrical presentation that delivers a hilarious series of silly events achieved through powers of compliance. It is an educational presentation for entertainment purposes, achieved by quick dramatic response to suggestions.

Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP is partially derived from careful observation of the patterns in what happens during hypnosis. It is in part an extension of the communications analysis view of hypnosis. NLP borrows its basic concepts largely from cognitive psychology, which views behavior as guided by schemata or strategies. NLP practitioners use a variety of methods to determine strategies for various activities, and then modify them or […]

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Making an Appointment

Making an Appointment

If you’re interested in finding out what Hypnotherapy can do for you, I offer an initial 30 minute consultation, with no obligation to carry on with the treatment. This will allow me to talk you through what Hypnotherapy is able to achieve, you can ask

any questions you have, and we can establish what it is we are aiming to do in any subsequent sessions. See if you can get on with the sound of my voice by trying the FREE button below and listening to the free track on my download site. If you can then thats fine a face to face appointment or if your budget is tight then a download may help.

If you’re happy to carry on working with me, we can have an hour session of hypnotherapy directly afterwards, provided the diary allows – so you should plan for you initial meeting with me to be one and a half hours. Subsequent sessions will be one hour.

I do not usually see clients in the comfort of their own homes. This is usually because there are too many distractions and in some cases the very thing we are to work on is associated with the home environment in some way. I therefore use a Clinic Environment. However if you are nervous, I understand it may be a new experience for you so  it’s OK for a friend or relative to come along with you.

Appointments held during the normal working day, on weekdays, are £75 for one hour session (The first session is more likely to be of two hours – Same price though £75 so you get 1 extra […]

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About Hypnotherapy

About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy harnesses and redirects the power of the mind helping to overcome many different types of problem.

The use of hypnosis is not new, having been used in one form or another for many hundreds of years dating back to the ancient Egyptians who are believed to have used it in their ‘sleep temples’.

Sometimes through a particular trauma or series of traumas, or sometimes through learned or conditioned behaviour the mind can get locked into an undesirable cycle, producing repeating patterns of negative behaviour which can result in problems such as: anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, phobia, compulsion, anger etc.-

Although this behaviour may have been appropriate to the initial situation, if it tends to stay with the person and carries on repeating itself (to the point where it is driving their approach to life), then it may be very difficult for them to break this cycle.

Hypnosis is a very effective tool for helping to change these undesirable cycles.

H Helping and healing yourself
Y You are in control
P Puts you in touch with the unconscious and your higher mind
N Not sleep, but a relaxed state
O Only as far as you want to go
S Safely allowing you therapeutic insights
I Intensified attention and receptiveness
S Staying focused on issues

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