Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Does hypnotherapy work Science says YES!

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is quickly gaining ground as a recognized therapy.
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Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions and the depression and anxiety associated with them”- Psychology Today

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy has been rooted in science with evidence based results reported for many years. Although the American Medical Association (AMA) currently has no clear position on the effectiveness of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, in 1958, the AMA reported hypnotherapy has a recognized place in the medical armamentarium and is a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses.

Hypnotherapy is considered an effective adjunct in psychotherapy for many issues, and more are being studied. On its own, hypnotherapy is reported to be beneficial: In 2001, the British Psychological Society commissioned a group of expert psychologists and published a report that declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium and valid for study.

The report went on to say hypnotherapy is beneficial for a wide range of issues encountered in medicine, psychology and psychiatry with regard to stress, anxiety, pain, and psychosomatic illnesses. Some illnesses described are insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and migraines, asthma and a variety of skin maladies. Weight reduction was also cited as benefiting from hypnotherapy.

A comparison study reported in 2007 by American Health Magazine indicates some psychological issues benefit more from hypnotherapy than psychoanalysis and behavior therapy.  A German university meta-analysis of 444 studies supported this claim, concluding a 64 percent success rate with hypnotherapy for stress, anxiety and chronic pain.

According to Sanjay Paul, A psychology instructor at several universities, hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the […]

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What can I do for you?

What can I do for you?

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:-

Stress and Anxiety – Alone these are bad enough, but combined with the two issues above, they go to trigger events. These can be IBS, OCD, PTSD but also breathing difficulties and Hyperhydrosis etc. I have a treatment plan that includes the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnosis to assist you, in you, addressing your stressors and removing your anxiety and resulting in the eradication of both from your life. Giving you the life you really want.

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome as a sufferer in ‘remission’ I can still hark back to the 22 years I had IBS. Its destructive nature and life controlling ways for the patient and their family. I’m now free from IBS and have been for a number of years. I can now help you free yourself of the nightmare that is IBS. I have worked with Michael Mahoney, MDHthp. I have studied under Mike and follow his proven program to treat IBS. I am currently combining my experiences and advice into what is hoped to be a book for release early next year. Read My IBS story and spot the similarities between my experiences and yours – click here You will know instantly I really do know how you feel.

Hypertension – High blood pressure. Your blood pressure is […]

IBS – Are you Suffering?

IBS – Are you Suffering?

OK What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms put together to form one identifiable ‘Illness’ – IBS. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, wind, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation or alternating symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea.

IBS affects 20% of the UK population from time to time whilst others a Hardcore of about 15% have it more regularly or Constantly. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel or intestine, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool or Poo.

IBS is not a ‘disease’. It’s a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn’t work as well as it should, or function, correctly too fast or too slow.

Does stress cause IBS?

Emotional stress does not cause IBS it contributes to it!. But people with IBS may have their bowels react more to stress. So, if you already have IBS, stress can make your symptoms worse.

Stress Relief

Learning to reduce stress can help with IBS. With less stress, you may find you have less cramping and pain. You may also find it easier to manage your symptoms. I Can help you with this with my IBS programme and relaxation Sessions and teaching you self Hypnosis Call 01384621857 for the start to the way out of IBS. Meditation, exercise,and counseling may also help.
You may need to try different activities or a combination to see what works best for you.

Points to Remember

  • IBS means your bowel doesn’t work the right way.
  • IBS can cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea , and constipation.
  • IBS doesn’t damage the bowel or lead to other […]

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve with Clinical Hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with. Clinical Hypnosis can improve the situation of many issues. Is what your looking for there? if not email us via the contact page and ask what we can do to help YOU!

A
Academic Excellence,
Addictions,
ADHD, AADHD,
Agoraphobia,
Alcoholism,
Allergies,
Amnesia,
Anger Management,
Anorexia,
Anxiety attacks,
Arthritis,
Assertiveness,
Asthma,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

B
Back Pain,
Bed Wetting (Enuresis),
Bereavement,
Binge Eating,
Binge Drinking,
Blood Pressure,
Blushing,
Boosting Confidence,
Boosting self-confidence,
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth),
Bulimia,

C
Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Claustrophobia,
Co-Dependance
Compulsions,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,
Confidence,
Constipation,

D
Dealing with Difficult People,
Dental Problems,
Dependance,
Depression,
Diarrhea, Diarrhoea
Disorders,
Drink More Water,
Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (Pop/Soda),
Drinking,
Driving Test Nerves,
Drug Abuse,

E
Ease Eczema,
Eat Healthy,
Eat Slowly,
Eating Disorders,
Eczema,
Emotional Problems,
Exam Nerves,
Exercise Motivation,

F
Failure Syndrome,
Fears (Flying, etc.),
Feelings of guilt,

G
Gagging,
Gain Weight,
General Health,
Get Rid of Migraines,
Goal Setting,
Grief,
Guilt Feelings,
Gym Motivation,

H
Habits,
Hay Fever,
Headaches and Migraine,
Healing Power Hypnosis,
Healthy Lifestyle,
Helping with exams nerves,
High Blood Pressure,
Hot Flashes,
Hydrophobia,
Hypnosis & Cancer Treatment,
Hypochondria,
Hysterical Symptoms,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS*,

I
Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Indecisiveness,
Inferiority,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflammatorybowel disease,
Inhibitions,
Insecurity,
Insomnia,

J
Jealousy,
Jetlag Reliever

K
Kleptomania,

L
Learning Difficulties,
Lip Biting,
Living and dealing with IBS,
Low or High Blood Pressure,

M
M.E.,
Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menopause,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

N
Nail-Biting,
Negative Thinking,
Nervousness,
Neurasthenia,
Neurosis,
Nightmares,

O
OCD,

P
Pain Management,
Pain relief,
Panic Attacks,
Performance Anxiety,
Personal Development
Personal perspectives,
Phobias & Fears,
PMS,
Poor Circulation,
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD),
Prepare for Surgery,
Presentation Nerves,
Public Speaking,

Q
Quit Smoking , Quit4Life,

R
Rejection,
Relationships,
Relaxation,
Relaxation and Sleep,

S
Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Self-Confidence/Image,
Self-Consciousness,
Self-esteem,
Shame,
Shyness,
Slimming,
Smoking Cessation,
Snoring,
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety,
Sports Abilities,
Sports Improvement,
Sports Motivation,
Sports Performance
Sports Psychology,
Stage Fright,
Stammering & Stuttering,
Stop Facial Tics,
Stop Nose Picking,
Stop Thumb Sucking,
Stress Management,
Study,
Stuttering,

T
Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Tinnitus,
Trauma,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,
Twitching,

V
Vertigo,

W
Weight control

Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Hypnosis to Treat Dyspepsia & IBS

Dyspepsia is a very common gastrointestinal disorder. Researchers and doctors are not sure what the underlying causes are of the disorder, which makes treating dyspepsia somewhat challenging. However, researchers have found that hypnotherapy has helped treat the symptoms of the disorder.

IBSSlogoThe major symptom of dyspepsia is upper abdominal pain which is not caused by a type of disease. The symptoms often overlap with irritable bowel syndrome and researchers believe that both could be a result of the same disorder. Some theories as to what causes dyspepsia include acid secretion, stiff stomach, delayed stomach emptying, and stomach hypersensitivity.

When diagnosing dyspepsia, other disorders must be ruled out including diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and peptic ulcers. Treatment of dyspepsia often depends on the patients symptoms. The Mayo Clinic suggests lifestyle changes and behavioral therapy to treat the disorder.

Hypnosis has already been shown to be a highly effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. One study aimed at researching the effect of hypnosis on dyspepsia. The study consisted of 126 participants diagnosed with functional dyspepsia. They received hypnotherapy, supportive therapy and placebo, or medical treatment. Dyspepsia symptoms were analyzed before treatment began, after the 16-week treatment, and during a 56-week follow-up.

Results of the study showed that the hypnotherapy group saw more improvement in the short-term (16 weeks) compared to the therapy and medication groups. Looking at the long-term results, the hypnotherapy group showed significantly improved symptoms. Of the participants in the study, 73% of those in the hypnosis group reported improvement, compared to 34% of the therapy group and 43% of the medicine group.

Hypnosis is often overlooked for use in medical […]

Psychological factors affect IBS patients

Psychological factors affect IBS patients

Psychological factors affect IBS patients interpretation of symptom severity

A patient’s viewpoint of the severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can be influenced not only by physical symptoms of IBS but broader psychological problems, according to a new study in http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-psychological-factors-affect-ibs-patients.html, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

“Clinicians who face pressure to treat patients in a cost-effective manner within tight time constraints and at a satisfactory level are likely to find that patient-reported outcome data can increase their understanding of what patients mean when they describe how they function or feel,” said Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and lead author of this study. “To maximize the utility of patient-reported outcomes, it is important to know what they measure and what influences patients’ perceptions of their symptoms when gastroenterologists ask them about their symptoms. Our study suggests that irritable bowel syndrome patient-reported outcomes are not simply about gastrointestinal symptoms.”

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are used to describe symptoms, inform treatment planning and gauge the benefit of treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS. In this study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers explored two different PRO rating scales that measure IBS severity, and identified psychological factors that might bias PRO ratings by affecting how patients interpret symptom severity. They found that a substantial proportion of the variation in the PROs (50 to 55 percent) could be explained by three distinct gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms: pain, bloating and defecation.

While the study showed that GI symptoms explain some of the variance in overall IBS severity scores, there was a large […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome eased

Irritable Bowel Syndrome eased

Irritable Bowel Syndrome eased by hypnotherapy – Thousands of people with irritable bowel syndrome will be offered hope by new research showing that hypnotherapy eases the conditions in sufferers. Professor Roland Valori, a gastroenterologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, in Gloucester, said heRoland Valorihas used hypnotherapy with success on his patients. In a podcast to launch Frontline Gastroenterology, a new medical journal, he said experience of the first 100 patients treated with hypnotherapy, nine out of ten showed significant improvement in their symptoms. In four out of ten the condition cleared up completely while the remainder said they felt more in control. Irritable bowel syndrome is a long term disorder of the digestive system causing pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Prof Valori said: “To be frank, I have never looked back.”

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IBS Are you Suffering

IBS Are you Suffering

Thanks largely to the work of Peter Whorwell of Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, hypnosis is now acknowledged by the medical profession as an effective treatment for IBS. However, Peters research doesn’t mean that it is universal one size fits all. It is the opinion of NICE that hypnosis is the best treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome after diagnosis and medication has failed or partly failed.

This said your doctor will not, unless you are one of the fortunate whose GP has trained as a Hypnotherapist, be able to give you hypnosis as a treatment. Not all ‘lay’ hypnotherapists will be able to help either you should consult a hypnotherapist who specialises and ideally who has had IBS themselves.

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders of the digestive system. The organisation IBS Network estimates that it affects one third of people in the UK at some point and to some extent, and one in ten people have symptoms bad enough to visit their doctor. IBS is characterised by a collection of symptoms affecting the small or large bowel, which can cause pain and discomfort.

The exact causes of IBS are unknown. IBS sufferers usually have no physical abnormalities in the bowel, so it has been suggested that there is a strong link between stress and IBS. What seems to happen with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is that the bowel becomes super sensitive and […]

Your gut health

Your gut health

Digestive Health Issues

Your gut health – World Digestive Health Day – “We hope that this day will help unite gastroenterologists worldwide”  – Digestive Health – The WGO engages in advocacy on a global basis as it celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) annually on May 29, the anniversary of WGO’s founding in Washington, DC, USA in 1958. Each year WDHD highlights an important topic in the area of digestive health and disease for physicians, other healthcare practitioners, patients and the general public. Topics have included optimal health and nutrition, viral hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. In 2011 the focus will be on enteric infections and their relationship to clean water, clean food and a clean environment. Working with you, our national member societies, we make the general public and governments more aware of issues – local, national, and global – relating to digestive health, nutrition and digestive diseases.

In 2009 over 60 events in 40 countries informed physicians, patients and the general public about IBS, how to live with it and how it can be treated. Information on IBD was spread in 2010 by 25 of WGO’s member societies with over 50 events taking place worldwide.

Source: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org

By |March 31st, 2011|Digestive Disorders, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome|Comments Off on Your gut health

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Review of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy: by Donald Robertson.
Which Forms of Hypnotherapy are Evidence-Based?
Hypnotherapy as Empirically-Supported Treatment (EST)

Ratings using Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria reviewed by David M. Wark (2008)
Copyright © Donald Robertson, 2009  Reprinted from The Hypnotherapy Journal Spring 2009

I beg farther to remark, if my theory and pretensions, as to the nature, cause, and extent of the phenomena of have none of the fascinations of the transcendental to captivate the lovers of the marvellous, the credulous and enthusiastic, which the pretensions and alleged occult agency of the mesmerists have, still I hope my views will not be the less acceptable to honest and sober-minded men, because they are all level to our comprehension, and reconcilable with well-known physiological and psychological principles.  – James Braid, Hypnotic Therapeutics, 1853

One of the most useful articles to be published recently was arguably Wark’s review of those studies on hypnotherapy that were rated as meeting the Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria for “empirically-supported treatments” in the field of psychology, known as ESTs for short.  It may not surprise many NCH members to know that when the research literature on psychotherapy was previously reviewed by a task force of nineteen psychologists led by Prof. Dianne Chambless most of the psychological therapies identified as “empirically-supported” (formerly termed “empirically-validated”) tended to be specific forms of cognitive and/or behaviour therapy (CBT).  Most forms of psychotherapy, ranging from the more controversial and pseudoscientific ones to some of the more “respectable” and mainstream approaches, do not meet these strict criteria for empirical support.  However, one study was identified which demonstrated that cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) was “probably efficacious” for weight loss in obese clients.  In this respect, hypnotherapy might (tentatively) be said to […]