Study Results: Improved Cooperation with Guided Imagery

The present study assessed if cooperation can be influenced using an imagery and suggestion-based intervention. Participants (N=126) were adult university students.  21 participants were removed due to failure to follow directions, leaving 105 participants remaining. Participants were randomized into two groups.  One group listened to an approximately seven minutes long audio with suggestions encouraging trust … Continue reading Study Results: Improved Cooperation with Guided Imagery

Using hypnosis as a treatment for Somniloquy

I have the pleasure of presenting a poster on using hypnosis to treat somniloquy at SCEH 2021. The case study describes a hypnotherapeutic intervention in the treatment of a 46-year-old white male with chronic somniloquy which he had suffered from for decades although it appeared to become worse when under stress. Patient presented to therapy … Continue reading Using hypnosis as a treatment for Somniloquy

How to reduce pain via hypnosis and positive suggestions

Suffering and pain alleviation has become is an important part of treatment, though it still poses challenges in medicine. The use of non-pharmacological treatment methods to treat acute and chronic pain is common among medical practitioners, and these may include biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, and virtual reality. Studies have shown that through positive suggestions … Continue reading How to reduce pain via hypnosis and positive suggestions

Can Hypnosis be helpful with Depression treatment?

The treatment of psychological illnesses like Depression has been possible through the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This treatment method targets thoughts, behaviors, and emotions of the patients being treated as it is believed that the elements are part of the whole system of a human being. Altering one of them will lead to significant … Continue reading Can Hypnosis be helpful with Depression treatment?

Can hypnosis help with high blood pressure?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the common conditions affecting people across the world. Various treatment methods have been adopted to treat the illness and ameliorate its effects. Drug therapy has proved beneficial in most cases, through additional therapies are also being considered. There has been a growing interest in the use of … Continue reading Can hypnosis help with high blood pressure?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Hypnosis as a treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can affect anybody depending on their past traumatic experiences. While various treatment methods have been used to treat PTSD, like pharmacotherapy, exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, symptoms of distress still remain. The failure of these treatment approaches to provide relief to the victims of PTSD makes it … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Hypnosis as a treatment

Hypnotic Induction for Surgical Abortion

Various study findings have confirmed hypnotic induction is effective 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 for Surgical Abortion

Working memory impairment can be treated with hypnosis

Working memory is a cognitive function that allows for storage and manipulation of information. Working memory impairments have been a common phenomenon resulting from brain injury, affecting executive brain function.  Despite this fact, working memory impairment affects individuals at different severity levels, and the affected individuals often exhibit varied effects in their neuropsychological performance. This … Continue reading Working memory impairment can be treated with hypnosis

Post-stroke spasticity improvement with Hypnosis

Post-stroke spasticity is a major condition that affects people’s quality of life after going through a stroke. It is characterized by muscle weakness and reduced motor activity, hence making an individual’s complete recovery difficult. The condition affects an individual’s mobility, hence reduces the quality of life. Additionally, stroke patients also suffer from many psychological problems, … Continue reading Post-stroke spasticity improvement with Hypnosis

Hypnosis and Cognitive Control

Researchers are concerned whether hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or just a psychological state. Most of the studies in this area have been focusing on the changes in cognitive components under hypnosis, while control of body movements has not been widely explored. The earlier studies suggested that hypnosis can lead to a dissociation … Continue reading Hypnosis and Cognitive Control