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Brain Activity and Functional Connectivity Associated with Hypnosis

Hypnosis has proven clinical utility, yet changes in brain activity underlying the hypnotic state have not yet been fully identified. Previous research suggests that hypnosis is associated with decreased default mode network (DMN) activity and that high hypnotizability is associated … Continue reading

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Attention guiding and hypnosis for acute pain management without medication

Acute and chronic pain is a burden to patients. To keep the medication with analgesic drugs as low as possible, additional non-pharmacological interventions prove to be useful. In chronic pain, long term hypnotic therapy is indicated. The targeted distraction, which … Continue reading

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Harvard MRI study shows that meditation literally rebuilds your brain’s gray matter In 8 weeks

With the use of hypnotherapy we can learn techniques similar to those of meditation or mindfulness. The main difference between hypnosis and meditation is the use of a guided visualisation in the case of hypnosis. This helps us entertain our … Continue reading

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University research shows hypnotherapy to be an effective treatment

Inquisitr.com, Posted in: Health StudiesPosted: November 6, 2013 Not all health care providers consider alternative therapies when they treat common ailments. Yet despite many medical professionals who scoff at mind-body therapies as effective methods of treatment, researchers at the University … Continue reading

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Probing question: does hypnosis work?

From Penn State News, March 21, 2014. By Melissa Beattie-Moss, March 18, 2014. Article shared by the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. “It has taken centuries for medical hypnosis to regain credibility,” says Penn State psychology professor William Ray. “In the 1950s, reliable … Continue reading

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Latest hypnosis research shows that hypnotherapy reduces chest pain and gastric reflux

“Following a clinical hypnotherapy trial at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, England, researchers say that hypnotherapy can help patients who experience non-cardiac chest pain…Past research into pain control using hypnosis as a means of controlling the way the brain processes sensory information … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Bilingualism: training your brain to focus on what you decide, like in a hipnotic state

“The key difference between bilinguals and monolinguals may be more basic: a heightened ability to monitor the environment. “Bilinguals have to switch languages quite often — you may talk to your father in one language and to your mother in … Continue reading

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