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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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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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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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What is hypnosis, really?

22 May 2019/ Therapeutic Hypnosis

A means to an end Hypnosis is way to alter conscious attention.  It could be described as “attention being absorbed in the creative unconscious.” Yet hypnosis is so very subjective, differing from person to person.  There is some debate as to whether trance and hypnosis are the same phenomenon.  For now, I am going to … Continue reading "What is hypnosis, really?"

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A Brief History of Therapeutic Hypnosis…

22 May 2019/ History of Hypnosis

Where did Strategic Psychotherapy come from? This is one of the questions we seek to answer today. The Origins of Hypnosis People have been going into trances for millennia.  But the earliest verified mention of therapeutic trance is in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus – only dated to c. 1550 BCE.  OK.  That’s still thousands of … Continue reading "A Brief History of Therapeutic Hypnosis…"

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