What is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is an alternative health therapy that guides subjects into a deep state of relaxation, creating a state of heightened suggestibility in which positive images and suggestions can be introduced and accepted. Hypnosis is a deep trance state used in hypnotherapy to unlock the capacity of the unconscious mind to bring about healing results.  A professional hypnotherapist does this by quieting the conscious mind, steering the individual into relaxation, and introducing the subject to healing images, thoughts and feelings. While hypnotherapy healing is commonly used to assist individuals to rid themselves of bad habits such as smoking and overeating, many hypnotherapists treat a variety of symptoms and conditions such as migraines, high blood pressure, sleep and sexual disorders, phobias, depression and others conditions.  Therapists can also use hypnosis in a spiritual realm seeking past life regression experiences for their clients.   Some have referred to hypnotherapy as the oldest form of psychotherapy.  The oldest written record of hypnotherapy practice was said to be in ancient Egypt before 3000 BC.  Both the Greeks and Romans practiced various forms of hypnotherapy to induce a good night’s sleep and even the Bible makes reference to what would be considered hypnotherapy healing today. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, hypnotherapy treatment continued to expand, eventually embraced by mainstream science.  By the late 18th century, the discovery of how to place a patient into a deep trance using relaxing and calming techniques, referred to as ‘somnambulism’, is a term still used today in the alternative health therapies of the hypnotherapist community.     In the teachings of the Tarot, it has long been recognized that making suggestions to the subconscious held great power. Many believe this remains true for today’s hypnotherapy medicine where the hypnotherapist can make suggestions to the subconscious through hypnosis with therapeutic results. The British Psychological Society stated in 2001, “Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures maybe beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”   Alternative Health Therapies – Hypnotherapy healing can help you reach your goals! Learn more about this alternative health therapy through hypnotherapy articles & information at All Things Healing today!  

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by Debbie Friedman, M.S., C.Ht.

Hypnosis is an enjoyable, easy and effective way to change our bad habits into good ones and our negative feelings into positive ones. All of our emotions, beliefs, and habits reside in the subconscious mind and hypnosis provides direct access to the subconscious mind to replace any negatives with powerful, positive beliefs...



by Paul Gustafson RN, BSN, CH 

What would you say if it was possible to comfortably shift your approach and response to what scares you most? In short order you could easily transition from white knuckle stress to pleasant memories of your carefree childhood anytime you chose. You have remarkable abilities to profoundly change how you view the world and to control the effect it has on you...



by Mark Tyrrell

If you are skeptical about hypnosis you are right to be so. But let’s take a moment to think about what this means.


With my colleague Roger Elliott of Hypnosisdownloads.com I have been using hypnosis to dissolve phobias, crack addictions, lift depressions, stop panic attacks and improve different types of performance for fifteen years. In short, I know hypnosis works. But at the same time, I can understand why some people are skeptical about hypnosis. After all, despite the reams of scientific research attesting to its therapeutic efficacy, traditionally hypnosis has been presented in a rather less than rational way...



by Roger Elliott

Over the last decade we have found that one of the most common uses for self hypnosis is confidence building, so we thought that it would be a good idea to explain just how you might build self confidence using hypnosis.


As our starting point, let's take a look at how you build self confidence in the real world. How do you get to the point where doing something scary just isn't scary any more...



by Cymry Mongan

When 27-year-old Claire (not her real name) walked into my office for a consultation, she was clearly in bad shape. She had been living most of her life in the vice-like grip of a fear she could not control – the fear of heights – and after a series of failed attempts at traditional treatment (psychotherapy mostly), she was desperate for relief. Hypnotherapy, she hoped, would be the answer...




by Mary Willix

A nightmare is a warning from the subconscious mind. It might signal a medical condition that needs to be treated, but it may also mean that you are ready to release pent-up negative emotions, negative scripting or trauma. Dream expert Patricia Garfield, author of Creative Dreaming, The Universal Dream Key and other books, tells us that most dreams are negative...




by Wesley Anderson, DHC 

The unconscious mind is very powerful. It is also willing to give us what we ask for, if we ask properly.

We can think of the unconscious mind as being childlike in some ways. It is very literal minded and like a child best understands uncomplicated instructions. So, simply worded commands and suggestions tend to much more effective...


Editor's Note: If you are not getting the results you desire from self-hypnosis, here are some very useful tips.



by Seth-Deborah Roth, CRNA, RN, CCHt, CI

Deborah F. is a 50 year old woman who will be going through dental implant surgery with a bone graft.The expected surgery is 90 minutes long. Deborah has decide to use hypnosis combined with local anesthesia instead of using IV sedation. She is fearful about being out of control with IV sedation as well as the added monetary cost...



by Christine Woolfenden

As with most phobias, the fear of public speaking tends to develop in response to past experiences, either due to a single traumatic event or through gradual conditioning/association.  The fear is then compounded by both negative emotions attached to memories of the past and anticipation/expectation of future poor performance, failure and/or ridicule...






by Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas

You are your mind/emotions/body; you can’t have one without the other. Mind affects body; body affects mind. Your thoughts effect your wellness. It makes sense. After all, every organ in your body is connected with your brain. A main benefit of hypnosis is that it alleviates stress...






by Steven Harold

Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS is a condition that seems to be becoming more prevalent. FM is akin to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, previously called, ME) but has the added extra of pain. It involves feeling exhausted and being in pain. Its sensations can appear to affect the entire body. Today, there isn't a cure for fibromyalgia...




Belleruth Naparstek's in-depth interview with Anne Bassett with The Vineyard View on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and guided imagery. To view entire interview, please watch all episodes. For more info visit: www.healthjourneys.com.



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Testing The Hypnotic Trance: Part 1

by Michael Robinson, MSN, RN-BC
The only purpose of testing is to satisfy yourself as to the depth of self-hypnosis that you have reached. Some people never use tests because they easily learn to recognize the "feeling" of hypnosis and do not question or worry about depth. If you are one of those fortunate people and already realize that you have achieved self-hypnosis, do not waste time on tests. Use this time to program your nervous system with positive ideas and mental pictures. If you are still having trouble recognizing the "feeling" of hypnosis, the tests will prove to you that you are hypnotizing yourself...

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