Tag Archives: pain

Clinical hypnosis may be effective for cancer pain, IBS, headaches

A report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cites evidence supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for relief of chronic pain in cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and tension headaches.1 The October issue of the Annals of Palliative Medicineincludes a review … Continue reading

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Hypnobirthing explained on BBC Woman’s Hour

Katharine was honoured to appear on BBC Woman’s Hour today (7th September), and discussed Hypnobirthing with presenter Jenni Murray, Midwifery professor Soo Downe, and Hypnobirthing mother Michelle Ollie.  Please  read the interview below: Jenni: How justified are the claims that hypnobirthing … Continue reading

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Hypnosis and birth

This article reports a positive experience of a woman with hypno-birthing. Please note that this is a personal experience which may not apply to every single woman. However, the more techniques and support we can share in order to help women … Continue reading

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Pregnant women flocking to classes on self-hypnosis births

Steady increase in antenatal classes teaching alternative relaxation techniques, with more NHS trusts either subsidising the courses or offering them for free It is the alternative birth method that midwives predict will be standard antenatal practice within a decade. Hospitals … Continue reading

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The connections between emotional stress, trauma and physical pain

Chronic pain can be caused by trauma and stress. Studies have shown that chronic painmight not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues. In particular, people who have experienced trauma and suffer from Post … Continue reading

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A role for hypnotherapy

By: Dr Peter Naish (Department of Psychology, The Open University), Updated Monday 17th March 2008. To read from original source, please click here. Hypnotherapy is a commonly used term, but it is in fact a little misleading. The word suggests that … Continue reading

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Hypnotised patient sings during thyroid surgery to save voice

YouTube, video shared by The Guardian, published on June 17th, 2014. Original source clicking here. A patient describes how she sang throughout an operation in France to remove her thyroid gland as doctors wanted to ensure they did not harm … Continue reading

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