Category Archives: Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy, including self hypnosis, can be a very effective method for addressing symptoms of childhood trauma, including anxiety, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, intrusive thoughts and much else ; the articles in this section help to explain how and why.

Depression, Thinking Styles And Hypnotherapy

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We have seen from other articles published on this site that those who have experienced severe and protracted childhood trauma are, as adults, at an elevated risk of suffering from depression. We have also seen how hypnotherapy can benefit trauma survivors (in fact, … Read the rest “Depression, Thinking Styles And Hypnotherapy”

Benefits of Self-Hypnosis for Emotional Health.

Self-hypnosis may be achieved by creating one’s own hypnotherapy recordings (e.g on CDs or as MP3s)-  which I shall be explaining how to do well in later posts – or by using hypnotherapy CDs and MP3s which have already been developed by experienced, professional hypnotherapists who are expert in creating them.

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Childhood Trauma : Treatment by Hypnosis Combined with Other Therapies.

Hypnosis And Childhood Trauma :

Although hypnosis has been used for a very long time to treat the effects of trauma (for example, it was used effectively to treat soldiers who were traumatized by their experiences in both World War One and World War Two), in the 1990s its use became controversial and misunderstood. This was due to the fact … Read the rest “Childhood Trauma : Treatment by Hypnosis Combined with Other Therapies.”

Combining Hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Hypnosis And CBT :

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is, essentially, a therapy which seeks to alter the way we think and behave in order to improve how we feel. CBT can be COMBINED with hypnotherapy in order to make it more effective. it is thought to make it more effective as it causes the individual being treated … Read the rest “Combining Hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.”

How Hypnosis Alters Brain Activity – Top University Study.


Expert psychiatrists in the U.S. have shown that the effects of hypnosis can be measured scientifically (ie empirically measured).

A researcher from Stanford University in the United States, David Spiegel, took neuro-images (pictures of brain activity produced from brain scans) of individuals who had been hypnotized in an experiment which analyzed the effects of hypnosis on the physical brain.

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The Use of Hypnosis to Treat Trauma.

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Research has shown that hypnosis can be of benefit for individuals suffering from trauma related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Hypnosis is not used in isolation to treat such conditions, but in conjunction with other therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy.

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What Neuroimaging Tells Us About Hypnosis.

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Hypnosis And Neuroimaging :

Neuroimaging refers to a technique of examining which areas of the brain are active at any one time and can tell us something about how hypnosis works it involves the use of very expensive equipment which can display images of brain activity when the brain is involved with various tasks. I will start off by looking … Read the rest “What Neuroimaging Tells Us About Hypnosis.”