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Dependencies and Addictions

25 August 2019/ Bad Habits

Chains of the free Addictions are a very common ailment in our modern world.  Someone called them the chains of the free. However, very few addictions are really addictions. Most so called addictions consist of two components: a craving or emotional component and a habitual or behavioural component. Despite the craving component having the stronger direct … Continue reading "Dependencies and Addictions"

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Real Live Hypnosis (Part 3)

1 August 2019/ Demonstrations and Explanations

Responsiveness These are the first hypnotic demonstrations I did with Kylie. So, of course I started with a “responsiveness test.” The great thing about this test is it does several things at once.  It doesn’t just allow the hypnotist to easily see the responsiveness of the subject.  It also gives the subject a pressure-free situation … Continue reading "Real Live Hypnosis (Part 3)"

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Sleep related Immunodeficiency and Auto-Immune disease

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Does Sleep Disturbance Cause Immune System Disease? Some auto-immune and immune deficiency diseases you’re just born with. So chronic lack of sleep offers no causal explanation of those conditions, although it may well make them worse.  But many others develop during the course of living life.  Here chronic sleep disturbance often plays as causal role. … Continue reading "Sleep related Immunodeficiency and Auto-Immune disease"

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Sleep Disturbance and Diabetes

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Many people are aware that Type-2 Diabetes involves failure of the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Many people are also aware that Type-2 Diabetes involves insulin insensitivity.  Insulin insensitivity produces increased inflammation. Many, many health websites describe how Type-2 diabetes exacerbates inflammation in the body. Much less well publicised is how the chain of … Continue reading "Sleep Disturbance and Diabetes"

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Sleep Related Blindness

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

Ischemic optic neuropathy (a sudden onset blindness) is also essentially the result of long term inflammation.  The blindness results from a thrombosis in the arteries or veins feeding the optic nerve.   This causes by a loss of blood flow to the optic nerve, the starvation and death of the nerve fibres.  Like Cardiovascular disease, the … Continue reading "Sleep Related Blindness"

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Sleep Related Cardiovascular Disease

1 August 2019/ Diseases and Conditions

It turns out that heart disease with its arterial sclerosis and consequent hypertension is the result of long term inflammation.  Both arteries and veins as well as the whole circulatory system can become inflamed due to malfunctioning immune cells.  And the main trigger for their malfunctioning seems to be too much blood sugar.  When arteries … Continue reading "Sleep Related Cardiovascular Disease"

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How to make hypnotherapy work for you (Part 1)

27 July 2019/ Therapeutic Hypnosis

Motivation For a clinical hypnotist, motivation  is one of the most important factors. This is as true of clients as it is true of the clinician.  Without proper motivation very little is possible.  So if you’re considering using hypnosis to help you solve some problems be aware that your own motivation is a key to … Continue reading "How to make hypnotherapy work for you (Part 1)"

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Real Live Hypnosis (Part 2)

21 July 2019/ Demonstrations and Explanations

More Explanation, Another Demonstration Another video with Kylie, from a couple of months ago.  Again, we start with a short explanation.  Hypnosis is really self hypnosis. Then a demonstration of the famous Richard Bandler Handshake Interrupt rapid induction. Control Where last week I explained a bit about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, this week I wanted to focus … Continue reading "Real Live Hypnosis (Part 2)"

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Is there such a thing as Ericksonian Hypnosis? (Part 2)

18 July 2019/ Therapeutic Hypnosis

There are some who say Erickson wasn’t much of a hypnotist – after all he was a practising psychiatrist with a prescription pad – and anyway how could people who never knew him personally possibly have anything to say about his way of doing things? As it turns out, Erickson’s published career was prolific.  His … Continue reading "Is there such a thing as Ericksonian Hypnosis? (Part 2)"

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Is there such a thing as Ericksonian Hypnosis? (Part 1)

12 July 2019/ Therapeutic Hypnosis

What’s the real difference between “traditional hypnosis” and an “Ericksonian” approach? Some people have the idea that “Ericksonian hypnotists” are glamour seekers or glamour merchants.  By which I mean, they are calling themselves Ericksonian to hang their shingle on the efforts of an apparently Great Man.  And so the critics say, he was a “Great … Continue reading "Is there such a thing as Ericksonian Hypnosis? (Part 1)"

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Real Live Hypnosis (Part 1)

12 July 2019/ Demonstrations and Explanations

What happens in hypnosis, really? Here is a video.  I recorded it, with the very helpful Kylie, a couple of months ago.  It’s a short explanation of some of the things that happen in hypnosis followed by a demonstration of a rapid arm-drop induction. Since I wanted to demonstrate how easy going into hypnosis really … Continue reading "Real Live Hypnosis (Part 1)"

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Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 2

3 July 2019/ Sleep Related Issues

In the last part we looked at a number of serious diseases caused or somewhat caused by sleep disturbance and a number of different diseases that can cause sleep disturbance.  In this part we’ll look at other causal factors of sleep disturbance related to disease and how hypnotherapy can help. Medications to beware of Insomnia, … Continue reading "Sleep Disturbance and Disease Part 2"

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