Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Not sure about hypnotherapy? Read this - Scientific literature suggests there’s an actual neural basis behind hypnosis.

Not sure about hypnotherapy?

Read below Kelly Tatera's informative and entertaining article from The Science Explorer on the science behind hypnosis.

Hypnosis and science are typically viewed as polar opposites. After all, the career of an eccentric fellow in a purple cape cooing “You are getting sleepy” seems distinctively different to that of a researcher in a white lab coat.
However, scientific literature argues that there is, indeed, a scientific basis for hypnosis and mind-reading.
Simply stated, hypnosis is a unique state of consciousness, and there are a number of brain regions affected. As discovered in a 2016 study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, there are three hallmarks of a hypnotized brain.

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First, the activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate decreases, which is a region involved in cognition and motor control.
Second, there’s an increase in connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the insula, which constitutes a brain-body connection that helps the brain process and control what’s happening in the body.
Finally, the connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the default mode network is reduced, which likely indicates a disconnect between an individual’s actions and awareness of those actions.
Although it’s true that some people are more easily hypnotized than others, there are still actual changes that occur in the brain during a hypnotic state.
When it comes to mind-reading, as artfully stated by The Telegraph’s Olivia Goldhill, “You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses.”
In our increasingly digitized world, scientists continue to develop technologies that may one day enable us to communicate completely via the mind. For instance, Chinese scientists are working on a mind-controlled car, while volunteers played the game 20 Questions via mind-reading machines in a 2015 experiment.
While we wait for the science world’s mind-reading technologies to be fine-tuned, are you interested in seeing some mind-boggling human-to-human mind-reading? Meet The Sentimentalists, a pair of world renowned “mentalists,” named Mysterion and Steffi Kay.
You can explore their Facebook page for further information here.

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Feeling Anxious? Hypnosis for Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective and powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and panic attacks. Hypnosis is used to alter the sub conscious thought processes that lead to anxiety and panic. Hypnotherapy processes are used to reduce the anxiety levels that the client has previously experienced in a given situation.
The hypnotherapy is used to change the underlying sub conscious thinking and belief systems that support the anxiety. By accessing these beliefs the hypnotherapist is able to replace them with new beliefs, underpinned with coping mechanisms that allow the client to permanently manage their anxiety levels

Panic Disorder is a serious condition that affects up to 20% of the population. It often appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a correlation with the major life transition stressors; graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, moving house and so on. Sometimes it begins with a particular event that scares the sub-conscious. You sub-conscious mind has one primary task in life and that is to keep you safe. You may recall when driving how you sometimes arrive at a place without being aware of the journey, this is because your subconscious has taken over and ensured your safety. 
Hypnotherapy for AnxietyIf you do get scared you (or maybe just embarrassed) your sub-conscious will seek to protect you by avoiding putting you in the same type of situations. This is what hypnotherapist mean when they talk about avoidance techniques.
With panic disorder there is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition.  If a family member has suffered from panic disorder in the past, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself.  The likelihood is increased during particularly stressful times in your life. Using hypnotherapy can significantly reduce your panic levels.

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
Anxiety disorders are often accompanied by panic disorder which manifests itself by recurrent, spontaneous panic attacks. A panic attack is an intense period of fear or discomfort. During such an attack, a person may experience the following symptoms: 
  •  a racing heartbeat
  •  difficulty breathing, struggling to get enough air into your lungs
  •  terror that is almost paralysing and roots you to the spot
  •  dizziness, light-headedness or nausea
  •  trembling, sweating, shaking
  • choking, chest pains
  • hot flushes, or sudden chills
  •  tingling in fingers or toes (‘pins and needles’)
  •  fear that you’re going mad or are about to die

Hypnotherapy for AnxietyA panic attack is diagnosed when four or more of the symptoms are present. If there are 3 or less symptoms present the attack is described as “limited symptom attack”. Panic attacks often occur “out of the blue” and hypnotherapy is used to tackle many of the symptoms that sufferers experience.
You probably recognise this as the classic ‘fight or flight’ response that human beings experience when we are in a situation of danger. But during a panic attack, these symptoms seem to arise from out of nowhere. They occur in seemingly harmless situations–they can even happen while you are asleep.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety: Controlling the Panic
Hypnotherapy for AnxietyHypnotherapy treatments target the processes that we have learned. As with all learning it is not easy to ignore your learnt behaviour but it can be achieved using hypnotherapy. For example “you never forget how to ride a bike or swim even though you haven’t done it for years.  It is the same for your anxiety and panic once you have learned these processes it is very difficult to unlearn them on your own. Hypnotherapy is able to access these sub-conscious processes and help you learn new patterns of behaviour.

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11 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Hypnosis

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Using Twitter to get rid of writer’s block is a technique being used by Berkshire-based hypnotherapist Tom Evans. In just 13 minutes, Tom claims he can show you how you can use the 280 characters of Twitter and a blog to structure and write a whole book.

hypnotherapy for phobisaAfter answering an advert appealing for phobics to come forward for a TV programme, a woman from Essex had her irrational fear of maggots cured. Before the therapy she made her fisherman husband strip off and shower outside after fishing trips and feared that maggots were targeting her house. "My phobia was really affecting my life,” she said. “Every day I would worry that I would hear the word or see one. I've even got a jar of Robert's maggots in my fridge now."
Hypnotherapy for IBS
Hypnotherapy may be able to cure irritable bowel syndrome after trials showed it has a 70 per cent success rate. Doctors claim the mind relaxing technique combats the condition, which causes constipation, diarrhoea, cramps and nausea. The treatment is so successful that there is an 18-month waiting list of people lining up to try the therapy at Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital.

Hypnotherapy for PhobiaA woman who was so sacred of fruit that she couldn't bear to have a fruit bowl in the house was cured of the bizarre phobia through a session of hypnotherapy. “I'm now able to peel an apple and a banana for my children and I feel really proud that I actually have a fruit bowl in the house," she said after the treatment. "I used to worry about passing my phobia on, but luckily it has had the opposite effect - the kids adore fruit.
Hypnotherapy for nerves
Learning to drive
Back in 2006 a Norfolk driving school become the first in the country to offer hypnotherapy to help nervous learners pass their tests. Kimberley Mercer, the driving school’s hypnotherapist, said: “It is the little voice inside them I speak to and I turn around those negative thoughts.”

Hypnotherapy for smoking
Smoking and Scampi Fries
30-a-day smoker Darren Corbett had his cigarette cravings cured by a hypnotist at his local pub, but ended up with an addiction to seafood-flavoured snack Scampi Fries instead. He now spends £11 a day on them, almost twice as much as he used to spend on ciggies. “When my mates go outside for a smoke, I sit inside and munch,” said Corbett.

Hypnotherapy for pain reliefPain Free Childbirth
Hypnosis can be used to create relaxation during contractions in childbirth. It also helps to create a positive, trusting attitude toward the labour and birthing processes. Stress hormones are eliminated that are fundamentally responsible for the pain in childbirth. Instead, wonderful endorphins that are your body's natural pain relievers (and nature's love drug) are elevated, thus keeping the labouring mother in a state of relaxation and having a sense of well-being. Kate Middleton is believed to have used it in the recent birth of baby George.

Post-hypnotic suggestion
Hypnotherapy Perhaps one of the most important aspects of hypnosis is its ability to suggest and influence courses of action to people both inside of and outside the hypnotic trance. A suggestion given within a state of hypnosis that will have effect outside is called a post-hypnotic suggestion. These types of suggestions can have a profound and meaningful effect when trying to influence discordant habitual behaviour like smoking or gambling.

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Imagine eating nothing but chicken nuggets and chips for 18 years, a student was recently weaned off her unhealthy diet by a hypnotherapist and started to eat vegetables and pasta. Since she was two-years-old Carla Laban was violently sick after every meal unless it was chicken nuggets, but now she is starting to enjoy other foods. McDonalds aren’t too please though!
According to Australian psychologist Dr Janet Hall hypnosis can help cure women of sex phobias such as the fear of sperm and vaginismus, a fear of intercourse. "I've found that with hypnosis you can get them to rehearse the sex act in the safety of their own imagination," Dr Hall told a conference in Sydney.

Last year a man who could not afford a dentist's bill had two rotten teeth and roots removed without an anaesthetic, thanks to hypnosis. Leslie Mahon from Colchester said: "It was incredible. There is no worse pain than that inflicted by dentists but I didn't feel any.”

Forensic hypnosis

Hypnotherapy for memory lossHypnosis has been used often in enhancing the memory of participants in criminal court cases, primarily with victims or witnesses to enhance the memory of the event. It was used in the cases of Ted Bundy, Sam Shepherd and Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler. In the case of DeSalvo, it was used with the defendant himself.

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