Archive for February 2016

How Does A Hypnotist Work With Words?

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez The Power of Words on Children This week I had a teenager in my office for a hypnosis session concerned that something bad would happen to his family. This young man was growing up in the midst of a possible divorce between his parents ; it was not a surprise that…

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Are Your Words Helpful or Harmful?

As a nurse, it was suggested after I graduated from my first four years of nursing school, that I read Florence Nightingale’s original writings. I was not required as a student to read her writings. The language of nursing was first revealed by Florence Nightingale (1859) in her book “Notes on Nursing” when she stated…

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Is there a difference between physical pain and social pain?

Hypnosis has long been known to be associated with heightened control over physical processes and has been used as a therapeutic tool since mankind’s early history. As a Hypnosis Clinician, I have found that hypnosis is also associated with control over emotional processes from certain episodes of our lives which may remain for a lifetime.…

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How has hypnosis changed?

In the history of hypnosis, there are many people who are important. One was Franz Anton Mesmer who in the period around 1779 gave hypnosis a name but the name he gave it was mesmerism. He was all the rage in the day.  He felt he had the ability to magnetize people with his power. But we know…

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How long has hypnosis been used?

The history of hypnosis can be traced to ancient times. It has been called numerous names in various places. Medicine men, witch doctors, and religious leaders have utilized it in many forms to heal the ill. The cures frequently were credited to miracles achieved by the gods. The Papyrus Ebers, an Egyptian medical record dating to…

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How do childhood events affect us as adults?

Another major reframing that can take place in hypnosis involves the concepts and memories regarding our parents. It is implied as a part of our human condition to expect to have an inalienable right to possess perfect parents. Though, no one is privileged to have them. Still, we handle our disenchantment either by refusing to…

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