Category Archives : hypnosis

What hypnosis is doing to your brain

    Is hypnosis something that’s done TO you? Or a natural process? What does science tell us today? You’ve probably heard some version of this before, if you’ve experienced hypnosis or researched the state. “You experience hypnosis naturally all the time.”  “All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.”  “Hypnosis isn’t something that’s done TO you…” I’ve said […]

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What is hypnosis, anyway? Video series

Understanding Hypnosis Today I thought I’d post the first of a 6 part video series that we ask all new clients to watch. These videos are like a “mini” course in hypnosis and answer most of the questions that new clients have about hypnosis and the processes we use in working with clients to help […]

Does hypnosis work for stress, weight loss and more?

Hypnosis is more than the gaze into my eyes image of the stage and demonstrational hypnotist. Hypnosis is a medically accepted science, approved by the American Medical Association in 1958.  Before you ask does hypnosis work, you should ask what hypnosis is. The Random House Dictionary defines hypnosis as “an artificially induced state resembling sleep […]

Helping Your Client: Getting Un-Stuck

Editor’s note: This article is being published in 2017 as a 3-part series in the Unlimited Human!, the journal of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Helping Your Client Find and Follow Their Pathway to Change This is an article I wrote for recent graduates of my school, the Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy; however, it’s […]

Hypnosis: A History of Change

Long ago and far, far away… The stone carvings of ancient Egypt offer pictorial evidence that, as early as 1,000BC, ‘sleep temples’ provided a sanctuary for healing. The temple priests used formal inductions for trance which form the basis of the techniques we use today. Sanskrit writings also tell us of the ‘healing temples’ in […]

Hypnosis can transform perception

Originally published by Stanford University: Research supports the notion that hypnosis can transform perception BY MITCH LESLIE Hypnosis can change how we see the world, a new Stanford study has revealed. By using PET scans to monitor neural activity, researchers demonstrated that the brain processes visual input differently under hypnosis ­ allowing subjects to “see” […]

What is hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis? In spite of the current increase of interest in hypnosis as a complementary modality for many types of issues many people still aren’t quite sure what hypnosis is (or isn’t). Hypnosis is rapidly gaining favor as a complementary treatment for anxiety, chronic pain, and IBS, are just a few examples, in addition […]

New British show’s hypnotist exposed!

“You’re Back in the Room” is a new British comedy/reality show where contestants try to meet challenges despite being hampered by increasingly bizarre hypnotic suggestions. Says the news blog “”, “This program would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says and we are powerless to resist or even realise. […]