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Ask a Hypnotist : Hypnotic Seals

Recently someone asked me about the concept of hypnotic seals.  While I would normally give exact the exact wording of the question, for this one (and the various other questions), I can't for ethical reasoning. What is a hypnotic seal? The concept of a hypnotic seal is basically that there is some type of post-hypnotic … Continue reading Ask a Hypnotist : Hypnotic Seals

Applications of Hypnosis in Mind-Body Medicine Webinar coming soon!

If you are a psychologist looking for CE credits, the Georgia Psychological Association will be offering a workshop entitled "Applications of Hypnosis in Mind-Body Medicine" taught by myself and a colleague Dr Darlene Viggiano.  Registration will be available Monday!  Check the webinar section.   Melvin S. Marsh is a certified hypnotherapist serving Augusta GA and … Continue reading Applications of Hypnosis in Mind-Body Medicine Webinar coming soon!

Should you charge a no-show fee?

Operating a medical or mental health practice can be a challenge under the best of circumstances.  You may need deal with not only decisions relating to the individual patient or client themselves but also with staff, bills, maintaining a safe work environment, when to take continuing education credits, and of course balancing other responsibilities outside … Continue reading Should you charge a no-show fee?

Hypnotic Induction and Pain Management during Abortion

Various study findings have confirmed the effectiveness of hypnosis in managing pain and anxiety during surgical procedures. Thus, hypnosis can be used as a complimentary and an alternative method of treatment for acute procedural pain. It has proved to be an effective adjunct treatment procedure for most patients undergoing surgery. A study conducted by Marc, … Continue reading Hypnotic Induction and Pain Management during Abortion

Hypnotizability and Personality Types

  Studies have been examining the relationship between personality of individuals and hypnotic susceptibility. However, this area of research remained without convincing results for over a few decades due to inadequate tools for collecting personality data. Only after some several attempts in later studies did researchers find a relationship between hypnotizability and willingness to undergo … Continue reading Hypnotizability and Personality Types

Hypnosis and Working Memory Impairments

  Working memory is a cognitive function that allows for storage and manipulation of information. Working memory impairments has been a common phenomenon that results from brain injury, which usually affects the executive functioning of the brain. Despite this fact, working memory impairment affects individuals at different severity levels, and the affected individuals often exhibit … Continue reading Hypnosis and Working Memory Impairments

Hypnosis Demographic Research Project Request for Respondents

Hello, My name is Melvin Marsh and I am a second year graduate student in the department of Psychology, part of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern.  I am also a student member of SCEH, ISH, and APA’s Division 30 as well as an alumnus of several additional hypnosis training programs.  … Continue reading Hypnosis Demographic Research Project Request for Respondents