The Power Of The Mind For Reducing And Eliminating Pain

Could it be possible one day to treat pain by building on what is already known about the placebo effect and its very real impact on the brain? A placebo is a dummy pill (made of an inert and non-psychoactive substance like sugar) given to a patient and the placebo effect is the change in …

Hypnosis : Why Some Throw Baby Out With Bathwater

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Unfortunately, in the past, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have received bad press. Why is this? There are, perhaps, three main reasons : – Stage hypnotists who claim they are using ‘hypnosis’ to induce volunteers from the audience to do absurd, degrading and demeaning things – in fact, such behaviour is more likely to be play-acting or …

Hypnosis For Headaches

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Hypnosis Treatment For Headaches : Research suggests that if we suffered from significant and protracted childhood trauma we will, as adults, have an increased susceptibility to suffering from headaches and migraines during our adult years. Examples Of Research Studies Showing The Effectiveness Of Hypnosis For The Treatment Of Headaches: 1) A research study conducted by …

Study Suggesting Meditation More Effective Than Anti-depressants

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Image licensed by Shutterstock.   We have already seen that significant childhood trauma is associated with increased risk of depression in adulthood which by no means is always responsive to anti-depressants. A recent research study, carried out jointly by researchers from the University of Exeter and King’s College, University of London, demonstrated that mindfulness meditation …

Is Hypnosis Real? Evidence From Neuroimaging And Brain Activity.

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Is Hypnosis Real? In the past, scientific studies on the effectiveness of hypnosis had to rely upon the verbal reports of those who had undergone hypnosis – in other words, the researchers relied upon the subjective account the person who had been hypnotized gave of his/her experience (which is not an ideal way of accruing scientific …

Mindfulness : A Very Effective Technique for Treating Conditions Related to Childhood Trauma

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  MINDFULNESS is an exciting technique, its effectiveness supported by much research evidence, which is now becoming very popular as a tool for the treatment of conditions related to childhood trauma, including depression, anxiety, difficulties regulating emotions and borderline personality disorder (BPD). It derives from Buddhist philosophy. The technique teaches people to improve their coping …