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Believe the hype, or think for yourself. For too long hypnosis has had a bad or ‘difficult’ press. If a person doesn’t understand something they have 3 options... 

I used to be frighteningly under confident in social situations. And although people who know me now would never believe I used to doubt myself so... 

I used to be terrified of public speaking – now it’s natural and fun. Dry mouth, fast heart, blank mind – yeah I’ve been there!... 

This is a procedure of hypnosis intended to make the brain believe that the stomach is smaller than it really is, with the purpose of limiting the amount of food... 

Hypnosis is a mental state (state theory) or set of attitudes (nonstate theory) usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. Hypnotic suggestions may be delivered by a hypnotist in the presence of the subject (‘hetero-suggestion’), or... [Read more of this review]

The human mind is not to be confused with the human brain. The brain is a physical organ weighing approximately four pounds and made up of real flesh and blood; living tissue with actual substance. The human mind is apparently invisible, but without it we would not be able to function as human beings. In fact, the word ‘mind’ refers... [Read more of this review]

Hypnotic susceptibility measures how easily a person can be hypnotized. Several types of scales are used; however, the most common are the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility and the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scales. The Harvard Group Scale (HGSS), as the name implies, is administered predominantly to large groups of people... [Read more of this review]

Self-hypnosis is used extensively in modern hypnotherapy. It can take the form of hypnosis carried out by means of a learned routine. Braid. The English term “hypnotism” was introduced in 1841 by the Scottish physician and surgeon James Braid. According to Braid, he first employed “self-hypnotism” (as he elsewhere refers... [Read more of this review]

Whether it's nicotine or gambling, chocolate or cleaning, alcohol, drugs, sex, or any number of others, if you're reading this article then it's likely that you've already attempted to break free from your addiction unsuccessfully and are now seeking another way to escape its clutches. Hypnosis can help overcome addictions in a way that... [Read more of this review]

Past life regression is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives or incarnations, though others regard them as fantasies or delusions or a type of confabulation. Past life regression is typically undertaken either in pursuit of a spiritual experience, or in a psychotherapeutic setting. Most... [Read more of this review]