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Look deeply into my eyes You're getting sleepy, very sleepy. Most people think of hypnotherapy in terms of a rather scary-looking person who somehow makes them fall into his power and then induces them to lose weight or rid themselves of other bad habits. Or they may perceive hypnosis as something fake and useless a carnival trick and nothing more. Although, sadly, plenty of charlatans are out there in the business, claiming to offer hypnosis services but selling only lies, many other people in the business actually do provide a genuine service. Hypnosis (done correctly) really can help some people gain better control over their lives, helping them to become more calm (and not zombified ), lose weight, stop smoking, or alter their other bad habits. Hypnosis has other possible applications as well, and one practical possibility (if it works) is to assist you with getting to sleep or gaining some control over your pain. Hypnosis has been used successfully to calm people who need painful...
Maybe you'd prefer to take charge and figure out how to perform hypnosis on yourself. But how on earth can you first put yourself under, and then, at the same time, give yourself hypnotic suggestions It may sound impossible, but experts say that self-hypnosis is doable. For more information on self-hypnosis, you may want to read Healing Yourself with Self-Hypnosis, by Frank Caprio, MD, and Joseph Berger. You can also read a description of self-hypnosis online at http mentalhelp.net psyhelp chap14 chap14w.htm.
Hypnosis creates a passive, relaxed state. During that state, the person being hypnotized is receptive to suggestions that can benefit her needs or goals. During a hypnotherapy session, the hypnotist has the patient sit back or lie down. Often, the individual closes her eyes. The hypnotist uses some relaxation-therapy techniques, such as telling the person that her feet are very tired, then her knees, and so on. The hypnotist may tell the person that on the count of ten, she will be extremely relaxed.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. It isn't a state of sleep, but it isn't exactly a state of being awake, either. Contrary to any myths that you may have heard about hypnosis, it's not some magic trick that's performed on you to make you do stupid things (like barking like a dog) that you aren't aware of. In addition, a hypnotist can't compel you to do anything that you'd consider objectionable or dangerous. A hypnotist may, however, be able to help you marshal your inner resources to figure out how to relax, as well as lose weight, quit smoking, and conquer other bad habits.
The hypnotic state is one of relaxation and increased alpha and theta brain wave activity which allows for the opportunity to control the autonomic nervous system and to make changes in thinking and behavior. Properly applied, hypnosis can be used for a variety of conditions including the reduction of stress, pain, and anxiety, in lowering blood pressure, slowing the heart rate, producing analgesia during surgery, supporting the immune system, and treating sleep disorders and depression. The Academy for Guided Imagery, P.O. Box 2070, Mill Valley, California 94942, 800-7262070 Exceptional Cancer Patients, 1302 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, 203-8658392 Simonton Cancer Center, P.O. Box 890, Pacific Palisades, California 90272, 310-4594434. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2200 East Devon Avenue, Suite 291, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, 708-297-3317 International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 4110 Edgeland, Suite 800, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073,...
Hypnosis is worth special mention because of its popularity as a smoking therapy. Careful evaluations of hypnotherapies show small or no treatment effects. One of the problems in studying hypnotherapies is that the actual hypnotic procedures involved are not standardized. The kind of procedures used and suggestions made to the hypnotized patient (e.g., ''You will not want a cigarette'' vs. ''The thought of a cigarette will make you feel sick'') differ from therapist to therapist. It is important to deal with reputable therapists who charge reasonable fees for their services.
Although Freud was born in Freiber g, Moravia, in 1856 (now part of the Czech Republic), his family moved to Vienna when he was 4 years old, and he spent virtually the remainder of his life there. Freud excelled in school and obtained his medical degree from the University of Vienna. Although he started out as a researcher in neurology, he realized that he could make more money to support his wife and growing family if he entered into private medical practice. After studying hypnosis with Jean-Martin Charcot in Paris, Freud returned to Vienna and started a private practice, treating patients with nervous disorders. During that time, Freud began developing the idea that portions of the human mind were outside conscious awareness. The unconscious is the part of the mind about which the conscious mind has no awareness. Freud sought to study empirically the implications of the unconscious for understanding people' s lives and their problems with living. From his early contact with...
Childs, LCSW, is a clinical social worker specializing in inner child work and second stage recovery. Joan is certified in many modalities such as NLP, (neuro-linguistic programming), EMDR, (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), hypnosis, PAIRS, (practical applications for intimate relationship skills), and original pain work.
During the trial, which lasted seven weeks, Mr . Ramona denied abusing his daughter, whereas Holly repeated her allegations that he had raped her many times during her childhood. It appeared to be a classic case of one person' s word against another's. As often happens in such cases, expert witnesses were called in to try to clarify the issues. Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, a prominent memory researcher , testified during the trial that there is no support for the idea that you can be rape . . . over a period of years and totally for get about it. A psychiatrist specializing in legal issues, Park Dietz, testified that, although Holly Ramona recalled being abused, sh could not at first recall who the abuser was. It was only after the sodium amytal ses sion, during which the therapists suggested to Holly that the abuser was her father , that she remembered it was her father . Martin Orne, a psychiatrist, psychologist, and authority on hypnosis, also testified that sodium amytal...
A variety of techniques are used in therapy that encourage patients to reflect o their childhoods. Hypnosis is one technique used to get patients to recall freely childhood experiences within the protection of a relaxed, suggestion-induced, trance-like state. An extensive scientific literature, howeve , shows that hypnosis does not improve memory (Nash, 1987, 1988). This explains why hypnotizing witnesses is not allowed in courts of law hypnotized witnesses do not recall facts with any greater accuracy than nonhypnotized witnesses (Wagstaff, Vella, & Perfect, 1992). In fact, hypnosis may be associated with increased distortions in memory (Spanos & McLean, 1986). In one case, a highly suggestible man was led under hypnosis to develop memories for crimes that had not even been committed (Ofshe, 1992). Under hypnosis, people are often more imaginative, more spontaneous, and more emotional and they often report unusual bodily sensations (Nash, 1988). After being taken back to childhood...
Albeit important intervention tools for acute procedural pain, strategies such as distraction, imagery, and hypnosis may have limited applicability for persistent pain. The high attentional resource demands of these strategies might interfere with a person's ability to engage in any other activity while utilizing the strategy. The attentional resource demands of these strategies also place limits on the duration of time that they can be invoked to deal with a pain episode. For the patient who must deal with pain symptoms throughout the day, for months or years, even though they may wax and wane, alternate approaches to pain management are needed. 147. Syrjala, K.L., Cummings, C., and Donaldson, G.W. Hypnosis or cognitive behavioral training for the reduction of pain and nausea during cancer treatment A controlled clinical trial. Pain 1992 48 137-46. 150. Montgomery, G.H., Weltz, C.R., Seltz, M., and Bovbjerg, D.H. Brief presurgery hypnosis reduces distress and pain in excisional...
There are strong connections between language and emotion (see Barsalou, Neidenthal, Barbey, and Rupert, 2003, for a review of some of this literature from a different perspective). When reading or listening, we often find ourselves becoming sad, angry, afraid, happy, joyous, or aroused depending on the meaning of the language we are processing. It is likely that much of the pleasure we gain in reading and listening to narratives and poetry is directly related to an author's skill in producing these emotional states in us. In fact, language can be a reliable method for inducing emotional changes in experimental situations. To this effect, language has been used in the form of explicit verbal instructions (e.g., Velten cards or hypnotic suggestions, see Bower, 1981), and also implicitly by having participants read newspaper reports (Johnson & Tversky, 1983). Furthermore, there is formal evidence for the prominent role of emotions in language processing. For example, Haenggi,...
Research continues to find other methods of pain relief that don't involve medication and are safe for both you and your baby. Some examples include hypnosis, acupuncture, reflexology and a procedure called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which uses electrical impulses to try to control pain. Hypnosis This works by suggestion if you believe that you can control the pain, you may be less disturbed by it. Through self-hypnosis, some women are able to achieve deep relaxation during labor and delivery. Self-hypnosis is taught privately or in specialized childbirth classes. Often, you use audiotapes for practice and in labor. With this method, you begin self-hypnosis in early labor and continue it for as long as it helps.
Even though this is not a free online database, information about the AMED database is included because it is one of the most important resources for CAM information. The database, produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library, contains bibliographic citations with abstracts, covering subjects such as acupuncture, osteopathy, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, hypnosis, herbalism, physiotherapy, chiropractic,
Audio & Video Self-Help Aids for Smoking Cessation As described previously, the on-line search for smoking cessation materials rendered quit-smoking programs in audio format (tape and compact discs) as well as video format (tapes and DVDs). We felt it was important to acknowledge these materials as they appear as popular sellers among the search for smoking cessation materials in two national booksellers. Some audio and video treatment programs are similar to the commercially available books in that they are focused on cognitive-behavioral techniques and motivational issues in getting a person to decide to quit. However, they often lack essential detail for a comprehensive stop-smoking plan and have not been empirically evaluated as cessation programs on their own. Other programs review individuals' experiences in quitting, discuss the development of willpower, employ relaxation with music, and may contain pseudo-hypnotic suggestions to increase a quitter's motivation. None of these...
Binet was born in Nice, France, in 1857. He received a law degree in 1878 but became interested in the field of psychology in 1880. Binet did not receive any formal graduate training in psychology. His first appointment was in a French laboratory, the Salep-triere, conducting research on hypnosis under the supervision of Jean Charcot. In 1890 Binet rejected Charcot's theories and began research on cognition at the Sorbonne's Laboratory of Physiological Psychology. In 1894 Binet became the director of the laboratory, where he worked until his death in 1911.
Stress is a normal part of life, but if you have fibromyalgia on top of the usual daily stresses, or maybe with some extra stress thrown in once in a while, you're in a bad situation. Stress can greatly worsen the chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of the person with fibromyalgia. Be sure to read Chapter 13 for my suggestions on relaxation therapy, hypnosis, meditation, and other methods to destress yourself. They work
The major techniques that can be used to help the cessation of smoking are hypnosis, relaxation, self-talk, nicotine patches and rapid smoking. The latter is an interesting technique based on making smoking become aversive by having the person smoke a large number of cigarettes in a very short time, in order to make them feel sick. This is straightforward classical conditioning, putting together the behaviour of smoking with an unconditioned, aversive response -being sick. Self-talk is like the converse of rapid smoking, helping the person stick to the decision to stop smoking by reinforcing for themselves the positive benefits of so doing.
You can choose from many ways to cope with your sleep deficit, such as using relaxation therapy or hypnosis or avoiding certain foods. (Read Chapter 14 for more information on sleep and fibromyalgia, as well as tactics for improving your sleep.) Medications can help, too.
In recent years increasing research has been done on mind-body medicine and its effect on coping with the side effects of illness. Adjunctive therapies are those that can be expected to add something beneficial to the treatment. For example, imagery and hypnosis are widely used to help children and teens prepare for or cope with medical procedures. Other helpful adjunctive therapies are relaxation, biofeedback, massage,
In sum, a wide variety of studies have demonstrated that experimentally manipulated facial expressions affect memory and judgment. These effects parallel the effects of other kinds of emotion manipulations and indicate that expression manipulations produce the same sorts of emotional effects as, for example, succeeding and failing, listening to music, and perhaps even undergoing hypnosis. Thus, these results argue against Reisen-zein's speculation that expressions do not affect emotional experience itself. These studies also add to the array of findings that show that changing expressions does change emotional experience, as James and self-perception theory had predicted.
Because obesity is so often precipitated by overeating for emotional reasons, hypnosis has been tried in treatment, with some success. In good subjects it has been made to work remarkably well but it is not a method to be recommended. By substituting the will of the hypnotist for the will of the patient, hypnosis has been used to ensure that a low-calorie diet shall be followed in spite of a tendency to self-indulgence. Most people would agree that it is better for people to face their own problems and overcome them by their own will power than that they should rely on the artificial support of the hypnotist, and with all hypnosis there is a danger that there may be unexpected and undesirable psychological effects.
The final section of the book, Section 3, looks at living with gastrointestinal disorders. Chapter 13 covers the psychosocial aspects both as causes and consequences of gastrointestinal disorders, especially inflammatory bowel disease, and Chapter 14 looks at the impact of gastrointestinal disorders on quality of life. Clearly, there is a strong link between the two chapters. In common with developments in endoscopy and nurses prescribing, these are areas where nursing roles are extending with the development of nurse counsellors and the use of alternative treatments such as hypnotherapy.
To date, a limited number of psychosocial interventions for AC patients have been rigorously tested. These include supportive-expressive therapy (SET67-70), group cognitive-behavioral therapy,71-73 and written emotional expression.74 SET involves weekly 90-minute therapy groups led by experienced mental health practitioners, and the goal is to create a supportive environment and encourage the expression of cancer-related emotions and difficulties. Therapy sessions are relatively unstructured, with discussion organized around themes such as fears of death and dying, reordering life priorities, improving support from friends and family, and integrating a changed self.68 SET may also include a hypnosis or relaxation component.69,70 This therapeutic approach garnered considerable scientific scrutiny and media attention after a randomized controlled trial conducted by Spiegel and colleagues
Improve sleep, relieve pain, and diminish symptoms of anxiety or depression. Some CAM therapies can help with treatment-related side effects, such as nausea or hot flashes. In some instances, they may also improve immune function. For example, studies have shown benefit from hypnosis for cancer pain and nausea from relaxation therapy, music therapy, and massage for anxiety and from acupuncture for nausea and pain. Cancer patients most commonly try special dietary regimens, herbs, homeopathy, hypnosis, imagery, meditation, megadoses of vitamins, relaxation, and spiritual healing. Progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, hypnosis, prayer, and meditation are all reasonable to try. They may help reduce stress and pain and have essentially no side effects. Some treatments, such as massage and acupuncture, are usually fine to try, though in rare instances your doctor may not want you to use them. For example, if your immune system has been suppressed by cancer treatment or if you are taking...
The use of suggestion the field of study which encompasses, among other things, hypnotic trance its induction, management, and application and related subjects such as the phenomena of waking suggestion. Hypnotherapy is defined as the use of therapeutic techniques or principles in conjunction with hypnosis.
You can make some nonmedical lifestyle changes to ease your pain. In Chapters 13 and 14, I tell you how you can control stress using relaxation therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation, and yoga, and provide details on how to get a good night's sleep. In Chapter 15, I include important information on exercising, losing weight, and making key dietary changes that may help considerably. In Chapter 16, I cover dealing with the emotional fallout of FMS, and, if you need a therapist, I offer advice on finding a good one.
You may notice that relaxation therapy uses some of the basic techniques that are also used in hypnotherapy however, with relaxation therapy, relaxation is the goal. With hypnotherapy, relaxation is merely the path to get to the goal, which is to adopt suggestions that are given to you while you're under hypnosis.
Gravitz, M.A. (1988) Early Uses of Hypnosis in Smoking Cessation and Dietary Management A Historical Note, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 31 (1) 68-9. Johnson, D.L. and Karkut, R.T. (1996) Participation in Multicomponent Hypnosis Treatment Programs for Women's Weight Loss with and Without Overt Aversion, Psychological Reports 79 (2) 659-68.
Suggestions given under hypnosis or affirmations repeated during deep relaxation are quick ways to access the subconscious mind. Another way to penetrate the subconscious (although much slower) is through repetition. Everything you hear, see, say, read or think repeatedly will eventually filter into your subconscious mind. In other words, you are constantly programming your brain through conscious self-suggestion - or you are allowing your brain to be programmed through external suggestion.
The primary goals of general anesthesia are to maintain the health of the patient while providing amnesia, hypnosis (lack of awareness), analgesia and immobility. Secondary goals may vary depending on the patient's medical condition and the surgical procedure. Perioperative planning involves the integration of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care. Flexibility, the ability to anticipate problems before they occur and the ability to execute contingency plans are skills that define the expert anesthetist. An anesthetic plan developed prior to entering the operating room helps the anesthetist marshal appropriate resources and anticipate potential difficulties. Important elements to consider in the anesthetic plain include risk assessment (ASA classification), specific homeostatic challenges, intravenous access, monitoring, airway management, medications, perioperative analgesia, postoperative transport and disposition. Preoperative medications is realized with midazolam...
Frequently available to people undergoing cancer treatment. Be aware that neither of these treatments should cause pain. If they do, either the person performing the treatment is not skilled enough, or the person receiving the treatment is hypersensitive and this form of therapy is not a good option for him or her. Mind-body therapies (for example meditation and hypnosis) are also often available in cancer centers. If you are considering taking dietary supplements or botanicals for any reason, including pain relief, talk to your doctor about possible side effects and drug interactions.
This section contains the following articles An Overview Acupuncture Approaches based on Behavioral Principles Aversion Therapy Behavior Modification Cognitive Therapy Contingency Management Family Therapy Group Therapy Hypnosis Long-Term versus Brief Minnesota Model Nonmedical Detoxification Outpatient versus Inpatient Pharmacotherapy, An Overview Psychological Approaches Self-Help and Anonymous Groups Therapeutic Communities Traditional Dynamic Psychotherapy and Twelve Steps, The.
These drugs produce sedative, hypnotic, and anesthetic effects. Depending on the dose used, any single drug in this class may produce sedation (decreased responsiveness), hypnosis (sleep), and anesthesia (loss of sensation). A small dose will produce sedation and relieve ANXIETY and tension a somewhat larger dose taken in a quiet setting will usually produce sleep an even larger dose will produce unconsciousness. The sleep produced by barbiturates, however, is not identical with normal sleep. Normal sleep consists of alternating phases of slow-wave sleep (SWS) when the electroencephalogram (EEG) shows a highvoltage and low-frequency pattern and rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. In the REM sleep phase, the EEG shows an arousal pattern and skeletal muscles relax, eyes move rapidly and frequently, and dreaming is thought to take place. Barbiturates decrease REM (or dreaming) sleep and thereby disturb the balance between SWS and REM sleep.
An understanding of the role of psychosocial factors is required in IBS in order to optimise patients' care. Drossman (1993) and Thompson (1999) have emphasised the importance of psychosocial treatments in the management of IBS. Psychological treatments including psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, cognitive behavioural therapy and relaxation therapy have been suggested for use in the management of IBS.
Sleep bruxism is the third most common parasomnia and it can be bothersome to the bed partner. Bruxism is not a dangerous disorder. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain, headaches, or ear pain. Approximately 8.2 of people experience it at least once a week. Sleep apnea and anxiety disorders are the most prominent risk factors for bruxism. Bruxism could be a reflex to open the airway after an apneic or hypopneic event. Bruxism may improve with treatment of sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure. Sleep bruxism does not have a definite cure. The goals of treatment are to reduce pain, prevent permanent damage to the teeth, and reduce clenching as much as possible. Stress reduction, relaxation, biofeedback, hypnosis and improvement of sleep hygiene have been tried with no persistent or significant improvement. To prevent damage to the teeth, mouth guards or appliances (splints) have been used since the 1930s to treat teeth grinding,...
The ego faces a dif ficult task in attempting to balance the impulses of the id, th demands of the superego, and the realities of the external world. It is as if the id is saying, I want it now The superego is saying, Y ou will never have it And the poor ego is caught in the middle, saying, Maybe, if I can just work things out. Most of the time, this conversation is going on outside a person' s awareness. Sometimes the conflicts between the id, ego, and superego are expressed in a disguised way in variou thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. According to Freud, such conflicts often are expresse in dreams. They can also be elicited through hypnosis, free association (saying whatever comes to mind), and projective assessment instruments (e.g., the inkblot test).
Hypnotism The use of suggestion the field of study which encompasses, among other things, hypnotic trance its induction, management, and application and related subjects such as the phenomena of waking suggestion. Hypnotherapy is defined as the use of therapeutic techniques or principles in conjunction with hypnosis. Hyporeflexic bladder Decreased bladder reactivity as defined by uro-dynamic testing in a laboratory.
Impotence is often a psychological problem more than a physical one. Drugs, tobacco, diabetes, and atherosclerosis can affect blood circulation which influences erectile ability. The herb yohimbe has been shown to improve erectile and ejaculatory activity. Hypnotherapy may also be beneficial. Ginseng and the Ayurvedic herb ash-waganda can enhance sexual energy.
Rachel (age 14) was diagnosed in 1997. She used a backpack to carry a G-tube pump and her bag of Ensure with her when she went out. When chemo was over, she worked for about a month with a psychiatrist who used hypnotherapy to get her to start eating normally again. After about three months, she was eating everything she used to. The tube was removed, and the hole closed on its own.
Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, cognitive therapy and gut-directed hypnotherapy are examples of psychological therapies in IBS. These therapies are usually provided by clinical psychologists however it should be recognised that medical and nursing staff can train to provide psychological therapies. At present there are no specific nurse training programmes for psychological therapies to treat IBS patients. It should be recognised that the availability of psychological therapies is limited in the National Health Service. Best practice guidelines for IBS have been published by the BSG (2000).
Several other techniques for tobacco cessation have failed to show results superior to a non-treatment control group, but may still be useful in treatment programs that employ multiple behavioral techniques. Relaxation or breathing techniques involve deep breathing or meditation in anticipation or response to urges to use tobacco. Programs designed to specifically counter negative affect seek to help the tobacco user to identify negative feelings, assess and appraise the situations that lead to the negative affect, and respond to them realistically and productively. Programs designed to counter increased weight on cessation (on average about seven pounds), have not improved quit rates, and can actually reduce the chances of successfully quitting. Two commercial treatments, hypnosis and acupuncture continue to be popular, but their lack of efficacy and unclear bases for action do not support their use.
Depending on the degree of confusion, bedroom location, furniture, and strength of the subject, sleepwalking may lead to accidents and self-injury. Safety precautions should be taken for sleepwalking. These include removing dangerous objects, placing heavy drapes on glass doors and windows, and special locks on doors. Sleepwalking episodes occur in slow-wave sleep, during which time the individual is not easily arousable. Family members may gently guide the person back to the bed strong stimuli to awaken the patient may cause resistance or aggression and are not recommended. Sleep terror and sleepwalking episodes are disturbing to parents but prepubertal sleepwalking is usually self-limited. Adult-onset sleepwalking with complicated patterns of sleepwalking, however, may contain a psychiatric component. These patients may benefit from psychotherapy, relaxation, or hypnosis (Farid et al, 2004).
Remedies Try SmokeEnders or hypnosis, or just go cold turkey. Throw away your demons. If this doesn't work, seek professional help. Go to your doctor and get a prescription for the nicotine patch. If you are an habitual smoker and find that during stressful times you smoke more, consciously make an effort to reduce your smoking. You may think you are getting relief from smoking, but it is actually increasing
Behavioural interventions are often very effective and include self-hypnosis therapy or relaxation training to help focus attention when overwhelmed, energy conservation to preserve stamina, and exercise to enhance energy and fitness. Lifestyle interventions are also valuable. For instance, intervening with employers to implement reasonable accommodations can make the difference between continuing to work or applying for medical disability (e.g. establishing a more distraction-free environment for working, moving to a job that allows flexible working hours which emphasizes completing work properly and on time rather than on the number of consecutive hours spent
Hypnosis Plain and Simple
These techniques will work for stage hypnosis or hypnotherapy, however, they are taught here for information purposes only. After reading this book you will have the knowledge and ability necessary to hypnotise people, but please do not practice hypnosis without first undergoing more intensive study.