Using Hypnotherapy to Discourage Binge Behavior

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There is a popular video streaming service that is currently running a nationwide commercial highlighting binging on your favorite TV shows. While it does make light of experiencing your favorite shows for an extended period of time, others have problems with binging and other areas. This article will highlight case studies where hypnotherapy was used to discourage binge behavior.

Curbing Binge Behavior Through a Near-Death Experience

A common theme, among women, that experience binge behavior with regards to eating, is the fact that they are constantly processing post-traumatic stress or abuse that happened when they were children. As a result, many experience a loss of identity. This abrupt change can have an individual spending their whole life trying to achieve an ideal self.
In extreme examples, some women hit a rock-bottom moment in their lives where the contemplation of suicide is considered. For those that actually attempt to carry out this behavior, they may go through what is known as a near-death experience.

Binge Eating: Alluring, Intoxicating, and Risky…

Karen was a client who visited a clinical hypnotherapist to talk about how she was able to overcome binging that had negatively affected her since she was a child. This was seven years after she had tried to take her own life. Her attacker was friends with her parents. She had gone from outgoing seven-year-old to an introvert overnight.

By seventh grade, she started dieting and would also throw up her food because she always felt overweight. Started eating more than three times for weight only two force herself to get rid of the food shortly after. Karen also felt that she was smarter than her psychologist suggested that she was only going through a teenage phase.

In college, her situation worse than since she was on her own and didn’t have anyone following up with her on a daily basis. She became severely depressed after her boyfriend broke up with her. Soon after, she stopped working out, wearing makeup and couldn’t care less about how she looked.

Addressing the Root of Binge Eating Through Regression

During the regression with the clinical therapist, she relived the moment that she was in the ambulance after hours of
taking prescription medicine along with alcohol. She heard a voice that reminded her that she was choosing to create
the misery and her life.
Before the near-death experience, Karen felt that she was helpless and could not be in power
to do anything since that tragic evening as a seven-year-old child.

She also came to the realization that the ultimate loss of control and suicide attempt was the first step for her to seek
recovery. She no longer had a desire to lose control again in the future nor attempt to take her own life.


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College Students and Binge Drinking

Long gone are the days of popular college-age movies highlighting binge drinking like the movie Animal House. In those days, the subject matter of binge drinking was seen as a Rite of Passage. Due to the excessive damage done as a result of binge drinking has changed the perception in recent years.

Researchers in this study sought to determine the different perceptions college students have with regards to prevention messages, as well as the risks and benefits perceived when drinking an excessive amount of alcohol. Is risk perception and benefit perception two sides of the same coin? Can multimedia messages highlighting alcohol prevention suffice?

Over two hundred college students participated and this recent study. IWere able to perceive the probability of having negative consequences associated with binge drinking, would that alter their behavior in the future? What about the perception of severe negative consequences when someone is led to excessive drinking? The last hypothesis was to determine if students would still identify the positive consequences associated with binge drinking.

Using the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, students were questioned about the number of drinks they have had over the previous two weeks. They were also questioned about the number of drinks they had during one occasion. The women perceived binge drinking as having four or more drinks on one occasion while their male counterparts counted five for the same occasion.

The students were then asked if they were able to achieve a positive perception with relation to binge drinking. This would be continued fun, being the life of the party as well as being able to relax from their stressful school curricula.

Understanding Binge Drinking Perceptions & Behavior

Researchers were able to determine the correlation between the positive association with excessive drinking and the 
continued activity of imbibing. When the students were in a smaller group of friends, the correlation between the 
negative consequences associated with drinking what's higher. When the students were in larger group settings, the 
perception was the opposite if everyone was drinking heavily. 
There was the implication that the perception of the group superseded the perception of the individual. Receiving 
multimedia messages about negative perceptions related to excessive alcohol consumption had minimal effect.
More research was recommended due to the limitations of seeking perceptions of students in group settings. 
Researchers felt subjectivity influenced the student's decision so that they would not feel ostracized from the greater 
group. Additional methods to evaluate perception was also encouraged.
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Addressing Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment With Hypnosis

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Stop Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Start Living

The new season of Saturday Night Live is quite a bit different than seasons past. Those that have watched this long-running comedy show for a significant period of time will remember Doug and Wendy Whiner. More recently, another crowd favorite is Debbie Downer. While the skits are rather comical, they do shed light on people that may have an association with generalized anxiety disorder. This article will explore case studies where experts use clinical hypnosis to address and overcome this overwhelming disorder.

There are sometimes in life where a person may excessively worry about things going on in his or her life. The difference between regular worry and generalized anxiety disorder is when a person worries and frets for over a period of six months. They are often difficult to diagnose because they have a constant worry over a number of things.

This can be about impending doom for natural disasters. This person may also worried about money issues if they have enough or not. They may also worried about their overall health. In some cases, constant worry may involve other people outside of themselves. They can be diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder if they exhibit at least three symptoms for over a period of the aforementioned six months.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a Group Setting

The small group of four participants was having an ongoing struggle in dealing with anxieties covering a multitude of topics like a fear of driving to a fear of snakes. Since the group was small enough, they were open to addressing their issues in a group setting. While in a group setting, they were also open to undergoing group hypnotherapy sessions.

The first hypnotherapy session included instructions to imagine being in a magic bubble whenever they felt that a particular or combination of anxiety were rising to the surface. While they were in the bubble, no harm would come to them and thus they are able to feel a level of relaxation.

The second hypnotherapy session included a technique involving age regression. While they worked with a clinical hypnotherapist, they were instructed to imagine back to the time when the anxieties first surfaced. In many cases, these anxieties began at an early age only to resurface throughout their adult lives.

The hypnosis expert pointed out to the group that while they were receiving the inductions, they were dealing with their worries and anxieties in real time. The present moment was a reminder that they would no longer feel like they didn’t have control over how they respond to their immediate environments. They were also able to better understand the relationship between how the unconscious and conscious mind interact.

After both sessions, all four of the participants that were in the study reported that their level of anxiety had decreased immensely. This level had remained lower than their Baseline score as well following the 14 days follow up sessions.

Researchers concluded that group hypnotherapy can prove very beneficial to small groups. There may also be future opportunities to combine additional induction techniques to address a multitude of phobias. Future research was recommended for dealing with groups of a larger size as well as incorporating a combination of hypnosis offerings.


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Treating a Patient with Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder

The gentleman in this case study was a 55-year-old man who had ongoing issues with both generalized anxiety and panic disorder. Before coming to a clinical hypnotherapist, this gentleman was suffering from a multitude of weight loss issues, not being able to sleep, headaches and a list of other medical issues. In addition, this gentlemen also suffered from being in closed spaces as well as degrees of agoraphobia.

The ranges of anxiety and depression were through the roof. He was open to receiving hypnosis as he had experience going to a hypnotherapist early in his life. At the time of the study, he was taking a number of antidepressants as well as medications to help him sleep at night.

A combination of hypnosis in addition to psychotherapy and goal setting was used to address this man’s issues.

Reasons People Get Stuck When Trying To Overcome Generalized Anxiety Disorder

During the first 7 months, this gentleman showed little to no progress to the multitude of approaches that were used to address his anxieties. He admitted that he did not use any of the self-hypnosis techniques when he was home. It was after he came clean about his self-involvement that he began to make positive strides.

He was able to have a sense of humor and laugh at himself at times. Levels of irritability towards himself and others also diminished. During his last assessment, his scores for anxiety and depression were lower than when he initially sought treatment. He felt optimistic and that his life was going in a positive direction.

Criticisms of the Case Study

Criticism towards this case study was that it was not conducted in a clinical setting. Since it was not in a clinical setting, it was difficult to significantly monitor the gentlemen’s improvement from an objective viewpoint. Medications that were taken during the study were also not factored into the study, so it was difficult to determine how effective the medication was in conjunction with the hypnosis sessions.

Further metrics would be needed in future study and a clinical setting where better-randomized control trials would be conducted.

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Hypnotherapy for Teeth Clenching | Bruxism

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Were you grinding your teeth last night due to a paper that is due for your teacher tomorrow? Maybe you were up all night because your demanding boss wants your report completed first thing in the morning. The ongoing stress may have you grinding your teeth at night and the mouthguards that you bought a few weeks ago or not as effective as they should be. This article will explore case studies where complementary alternative medicine like clinical hypnotherapy could be used to treat teeth clenching better known as bruxism.

What is Bruxism?

What is bruxism and how are you affected? This is often known as a sleep disorder when a person grinds their teeth in the middle of the night. This can be a combination of disorders which would also include sleep apnea or snoring. There are others that carry this unconscious behavior during the daytime as well which is known as awake bruxism.

Left untreated, a person can continue to have headaches as well as damage their teeth. Many people are unaware of these issues until it is too late, so it is important to be aware of any symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms Associated with Teeth Grinding

Were you grinding your teeth at night so loudly that you kept your sleep partner awake? It never used to happen before, but now it seems that it is easy to chip your teeth. Another symptom would include excessive jaw pain or feeling that you cannot completely close your mouth at times. That headache that seems to never go away may just be the ultimate symptom that would indicate a visit to the doctor.

Multi-pronged Approach to Jaw Clenching Teeth

In this case study, researchers used a combination of available resources for both traditional and complementary medicine. Their objective for this approach was to initially produce any perception of pain as well as improving the motor behavior in the jaw areas.

Lastly, any emotional attachments that were associated with the pain also had to be reduced. This included intervention from the dentist, physiotherapist and addressing the psychological aspects as well.

The dentist was the first line of defense to address the immediate issues of pain. There were additional suggestions to include splints as well as to protect the teeth from any further damage. Next up was the physiotherapist who worked on the craniomandibular and upper cervical areas. Your dentist may also reccomend wearing a night guard.

Together these two professions would not only eliminate the immediate pain but also address any manual exercises that that would address increasing overall mouth movement.

Last Line of Defense

The last line of defense would include a psychologist who would suggest biobehavioral strategies. These strategies include overall therapeutic education, a reinterpretation of what was going on in their lives as well as relaxation techniques to give the person a calm demeanor whenever they felt excessive stress occurring.

Approaching the issue of bruxism from multiple viewpoints was proven to be the most beneficial for the patients in the study. The patients were able to get a better overall understanding of what was happening to them subconsciously that was making them clench their teeth in the first place.

They had a high level of comfort dealing directly with a dentist as well as improving their education in addressing emotional issues that are happening below the surface. The hypnotherapy and other mindfulness relaxation techniques could help in reducing any behaviors where they would have avoided issues in the past.

Stress management was of utmost importance as well and patients could use what they learned during their sessions to have better control over how they feel. Lastly, they learned specific exercises from the physiotherapist that they could practice at home or whenever they would feel their mouth clenching in the future.

Researchers also felt this multi-pronged approach could be used with patients dealing with TMD as well.


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Does Hypnosis Work For Teeth Grinding?

A housewife in Mumbai had ongoing issues with her teeth for several months. The pain kept getting increasingly worse over time. Because of this, she could not sleep, and her jaw always felt tight. Even though she was exhibiting several symptoms, she did not know that she was grinding her teeth in the middle of the night.

When she went to the clinical hypnotherapist, she had no history of smoking and she brushed her teeth twice daily. Three months prior, her parents had passed away due to Cancer.  She was diagnosed with TMJ and a light version of bruxism. She also mentioned that her dentist had given her some anti-inflammatory prescriptions, but they were not effective. The dentist also had her wear a mouthguard at night which also did not work.

During her first session with a clinical hypnotherapist, this young lady was easily hypnotizable. As a result, she quickly went into trance. While in trance, she mentioned that she was not afraid of dying as her parents had previously done.

She was also aware of her sleep deprivation but did not know the underlying reason. It was discovered that she would have multiple dreams that were frightening in the evening and quickly forgotten upon Awakening.

The frightening dream would reoccur whenever the young lady was in a trance. She was given the suggestion to hold her forefinger whenever she felt fear. After given the suggestion, she was no longer afraid of her dream.

After several weeks, the young Indian lady reported that she was able to sleep peacefully at night. She also no longer grinding her teeth while asleep. Ultimately, the pain that she was experiencing for several months had gone away as well.

Researchers felt that while there is not one size it’s all solution for those dealing with sleep bruxism, everyone would have to get personalized treatment. The recommendation was made to include all three solutions like the case study above which are dental, pharmacological and psychobehavioral to achieve ultimate success.

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What is the Best Method to Quit Smoking?

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Everywhere you turn, especially here in Los Angeles, you hear about more people that seem to be aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. These people may now eat healthier foods as well as including a vitamin or two as a part of their daily regiment.

With all of the information that is available, there is still a rather large number of people who refuse to accept the adverse effects of their health related to smoking. What is the best method to quit smoking? This article will explore how working with a clinical hypnotherapist may be the ideal solution to overcome the smoking habit.

With everyone running a hundred miles a minute, there are plenty of people who want immediate solutions yesterday. They may look for the fastest way to quit smoking, only to resort to smoking several packs weeks or months later.

Establishing the Correlation Between Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

The greatest factor that contributes to a person getting cancer in the lungs is to connection to cigarette smoking. This happens to do to a weakened immune system from daily abuse. As a result, the body slowly stops fighting infections and is less able to stop bacteria from getting into the system.

Besides to lung cancer, cigarette smoke also has the ability to create extra cancer cells throughout a person’s body. They carcinogens are the actual elements that develop unfavorable conditions in the body.

How to Successfully Quit Smoking

Do you find yourself surrounded by smoking paraphernalia in your immediate environment? Some people may find that they smoke out of habit due to having cigarettes around for certain circumstances. It’s quite easy to fall back into smoking a cigarette while talking on the phone to a friend or colleague. There may be other times where you are used to seeing a cigarette lighter around which may trigger the thought to light up a cigarette.

Many people also smoke cigarettes with their friends who also smoke. Have you been feeling ostracized if you stop smoking and that your friends would no longer like you? While this may seem like something younger adults go through, their older counterparts experience the same concerns about belonging to their traditional groups. Those same groups are contributing to other unhealthy behavior besides to smoking.

Why People Should Stop Smoking

Has there been a time in your life where you were totally elated and felt joy to no end? There are plenty of times where you felt euphoric without having a cigarette in your hand to contribute to that feeling. Now is the time to remember how good you felt during those times whenever you get the urge to light up a cigarette. A great exercise that is simple to accomplish is to squeeze your thumb and finger together as a reminder of that special moment that has happened in the past. The positive association is a mental trigger that can be used that brings to mind positive images and feelings. The more often this is done, you may also find that the cigarette was not needed in that particular instance.

What are Some of the Best Methods to Quit Smoking?

Have you tried everything under the sun and nothing seems to be working? Perhaps you were able to get started in the right direction only to become distracted and wind up right back where you started. In other cases, you may have quit for an extended period of time. One day that urge to scratch that itch happen and you were back on the wagon.

One method of quitting smoking is to actually write down how you feel about smoking . It sounds simple, but it has a great impact if you’re actually able to view and envision thoughts in written form.

Now is the time when you really imagine how your clothes and hair smell after taking that extra smoke break. How are you affecting the people around you? Instead of beating yourself up about all the bad things associated with smoking cigarettes, you can also turn the paper over and write your positive associations with ceasing to have that daily cigarette or multiple cigarettes. Do you feel a lot healthier? Do you feel like you have greater control over your choices versus having the cigarettes control you? Do you also smell like a breath of fresh air?


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How to Quit Cigarettes By Reprogramming Your Mind

One of the best ways to stop smoking cigarettes is to reprogram your mind to actually feel disgusted by smoking cigarettes. After having that cigarette that you felt that you needed, do you feel helpless? Is there a sense that you are destined to smoke cigarettes forever?

Sports teams love the cheers and support from their fans when they achieve their goals. We are no different. It may be the perfect opportunity to align yourself with friends or family that can give you the support when you need it. You do not have to feel like you are tackling this big issue alone. Once you reach your goals, you now also have your admirers to keep you on the right path.

Quit Smoking Hotline with a Clinical Hypnotherapist

This may be the opportune time to reach out to a clinical hypnotherapist near you and make an appointment. They can walk you through many scenarios and build associations with the activity of smoking cigarettes. When did you have your first cigarette? Did you start smoking because of peer pressure or did you see other friends and family members smoking when you were a child? There may be some root issues that a hypnosis session will help to identify what actually may be driving a person to smoke.

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Studies on Hypnosis To Quit Smoking


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Hypnosis to give up smoking cigarettes is the only approach which deals with the associations your mind has made with cigarettes. Hypnosis gets to the root of your subconscious to break the process your brain associates with the pleasures of smoking.


Hypnosis to stop cigarette smoking is one of the easier, less taxing means to kick the behavior that may have taken years to develop. If you are in a similar position and questioning exactly how to give up smoking cigarettes, you are not alone.


By any means, do not smoke your vibrancy away. If you won’t stop for yourself, stop smoking for your loved one’s well-being. Exposure to secondhand smoke is a reality and those closest to you may also develop diseases by being and a toxic environment. Giving up cigarette smoking will not simply boost your own wellness, you’re also improving the wellness of your family members and friends.


Folks that smoke understand that it’s bad for their overall well-being, yet they do it anyhow. It’s one of those behaviors that are challenging to overcome on your own. There are folks that have been smoking several packs a day for many years and also are still going at it to today.


When someone experiences constant stress in their day-to-day lives, they assume that a cigarette will trigger the sensation of peace of mind. The mental state is associated with a deep feeling of relaxation if only for a brief moment in time.


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Individuals that smoke recognize the high threats, however this is difficult to fathom when you are a casual observer. This is because your subconscious thoughts have been conditioned to associate satisfaction to cigarette smoking as well as discomfort to not cigarette smoking. Considering that people are naturally driven to look for enjoyment and also prevent discomfort, your human brain functions at a subconscious level to keep you smoking, regardless of the threat of illness and ultimate fatality.


The mind is very powerful and sometimes it is easy to forget the gifts that you have access to when it is functioning at full capacity. Psychological benefits entail taking the time to assume all of the benefits that you can receive from not smoking cigarettes. Instances consist of daily engagement in your leisure activities, hanging out and having fun with your friends, or taking some time off from the job to loosen up and let your hair down.


The psychological side of cigarette smoking cessation cannot be overemphasized. Given that the solution to the deeper troubles that exist that most likely cannot be provided to you from your friends and family, it’s essential to work with an expert.


Have you tried everything under the sun and still are in the same predicament? Take note of all of the techniques that you prepare to make use of to stop smoking. Personalize this listing and apply it to your life so that you can have a record see what works and what doesn’t in your efforts to quit properly.


Thinking of Doing Self Hypnosis Without Using A Qualified Practitioner?


A simple Google search lists many different resources to perform self-hypnosis. What are the results of going at it on your own? A lot of follow-up with individuals who have downloaded audio have reported that at the very least, there more likely to stopping (74.9 %). They also stated a small intent to give up cigarette smoking over traditional methods (67.3 %). While Internet-enabled self-help treatments for cigarette smoking cessation are able to get to big numbers of cigarette smokers interested in giving up smoking cigarettes, added treatments are often required so that there isn’t an instance of relapse.


What Happens When The Traditional Experts Weigh In With Hard Data?

The researchers at NIH highlight a number of programs that have worked, however the regulating variables have not yet completely recognized to allow dependable duplication. They conclude that more study on the variables managing smoking cigarettes as well as regression and cautious scientific testing is needed prior to managing extensive teams.


The proof for whether hypnosis returns premium results is blended. In short, hypnosis by itself could not be thought about as effective as a standalone therapy for smoking cigarettes cessation.


In another study conducted by the NIH, a total amount of 286 existing cigarette smokers were enlisted in a randomized regulated smoking cigarettes cessation test at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical. Participants in both treatment conditions were seen for two 60-min sessions and received three follow-up phone calls and two months of nicotine patches. At 12 months, the self-reported 7-day point-prevalence or recording abstinence from smoking was 24 % for the hypnosis team and also 16 % for those only going through behavior modification (RR = 1.47; 95 % CI 0.90-2.40). Amongst individuals with a history of depression, hypnosis generated dramatically greater verified point-prevalence at six as well as twelve months compared to typical therapy.


Utilizing hypnosis to stop smoking cigarettes could be efficient for some; however, the traditional clinical community, especially health care experts, have weighed in as being on both sides of the fence… Without a definite resolution regarding this matter. As professionally noted, the American Medical Association (AMA) does not authorize use of hypnotherapy for help in giving up smoking cigarettes. That does not suggest that the AMA rejects hypnosis as a whole or that any doctor you work with will instantly inform you not to do it. At the end of the day, it is best to work with experts as well as monitor what is giving you the best outcome.

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Clinical Hypnosis To Quit Smoking – One Stop Solution?



Anyone can give up smoking. It does not matter about age, wellness, or the current way in which you live your life. The choice to quit and your success are significantly affected by the amount of desire and commitment to stop cigarette smoking.


The good news is that there are more people, men and women, who are smoke-free than the generations before them. However, despite the dropping percentages, fifty eight million nonsmokers in the United States, including fifteen million youngsters’ ages three to eleven years, are still subjected to secondary smoke in the home. Current studies show that although secondary smoke exposure in 2011- 2012 had actually gone down for all population groups, some groups continuously are subjected at much greater percentages than others. Along with children, these include African-Americans, individuals which live below the poverty line, and also those which rent housing. Among all nonsmokers in the United States, one in four is exposed to secondary smoke.


Why is secondhand smoke still a hot topic? Smoke consists of chemicals that are understood to trigger heart illness, stroke, as well as lung cancer cells in grownups and ear infections and respiratory infections. Since 1964, up to fifty million nonsmokers have actually died from conditions created by exposure to secondhand smoke.


What Are The Latest Trends To Get Individuals To Quit Smoking?


Dr. Steven Hayes and his team from the University of Nevada are continuing to tweak smoking-cessation programs around a cutting-edge method- called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT— and providing them via group treatment sessions, to a website, to a new smartphone application.


Preliminary research studies reveal that the programs are 50 to 300 percent more reliable than conventional methods. Proof suggests that ACT might assist adults with handling lots of unsafe habits as well as other obsessions.


ACT isn’t really fixated on cigarette smoking. It’s a general method that urges folks to go back, observe the thoughts and also cravings that result in devastating habits, and accept them. ACT instructs that if you do not act upon these cravings, they will go away on their own. This creates space to dedicate to the core reasons a person may wish to alter their own habits.


They equated ACT, which is an abstract principle, right into a simple program that would certainly make the general public accept its premise. They created the initial telephone-delivered smoking-cessation programs based on ACT. In 2009, they discovered that 29 percent of that research study’s individuals stopped cigarette smoking for a minimum of a year.


Where Does The Nicotine Patch Figure In?

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The efficiency of pharmacotherapy for smoking cigarettes cessation is well documented. Nonetheless, as a result of regression rates as well as always having to consider nasty side effects, hypnotherapy is obtaining greater attention as an alternate treatment option. The objective of a recent randomized research study highlighted in the February 2014 issue of Complementary Therapies In Medicine was to contrast the effectiveness of hypnotherapy alone, and also hypnotherapy with nicotine replacement therapy, to typical NRT in patients hospitalized with a lung or heart health problem.


They examined self-reported and also biochemically validated seven-day occurrences of cigarette smoking abstinence rates at twelve and twenty six weeks post-hospitalization. Individuals were randomized into three counseling-based therapy teams: NRT for 30 days, a 90-min hypnotherapy session, and also a combination of NRT with hypnotherapy. Therapy teams were as compared to a “do-it-yourselfers” team of thirty five individuals that declined treatment.


Hypnotherapy clients were most likely than NRT clients to be nonsmokers at twelve weeks by over fifteen percent (43.9 % vs. 28.2 %) and also twenty six weeks after hospitalization (36.6 % vs. 18.0 %). Smoking abstinence in the HNRT group resembled the H team. It is important to note that there was no difference in cigarette smoking abstinence rates at twenty six weeks in between “do-it-yourselfers” as well as participants in any one of the therapy groups. H as well as HNRT resoundingly was more than three times more likely compared to NRT individuals to stay away at twenty six-weeks post-discharge.


How did the nicotine patch compare to hypnotherapy? Emphatic results point to the fact that hypnotherapy is more efficient compared to NRT in boosting smoking abstinence in patients hospitalized for a smoking-related health problem.


Are All Solutions Equal Between Men And Women?


Gender distinctions have been found in smoking cessation rates, with less women effectively stopping cigarette smoking than men. Low-income moms in Western nations used cigarette smoking as a break time from the needs of looking after children. Women are most likely to fear weight gain, and to start and continue smoking cigarettes for controlling their weight. A woman’s dependency may be reinforced much more by the social and also physical context of smoking cigarettes, instead of being compared to by pure nicotine, recommending that the idea of using a nicotine patch might not be so effective an aid. Relapse instances in females are greater, which gives the suggestion that it could take a number of attempts prior to accomplishing success.


Clinical Hypnotherapy For Cigarette Smoking Cessation


Of all substance dependency ailments, pure dependency with smoking cigarettes has the lowest therapy success; with only 20– 30 % efficiently sober at 12 months when dealt with in a specialized center, as compared to 50 % of those treated for alcoholism as well as 60 % of those treated for opiate dependence in similar clinics. While up to eighty percent of cigarette smokers state a desire to give up cigarette smoking in any one year, only five percent are actually successful without therapy.

Professional hypnotherapy for cigarette smoking cessation includes the induction of such a state by the usage of visualization, with therapeutic suggestions and imagined experiences provided while the person is in the state of hypnosis. These could include ideas which strengthen the wellness advantages of quitting smoking, change the individual’s cognition pertaining to smoking cigarettes, as well as boost their capacity to handle pure nicotine yearnings.

Extensive support includes the arrangement of numerous one-to-one sessions, each usually lasting sixty minutes. Self-help interventions supply detailed assistance, products as well as providing a guideline based on a specific intervention program to be executed by the person. Success at quitting cigarette smoking increases with the strength of the behavior intervention, it has actually been recognized that cigarette smokers are not likely to seek treatment in intensive treatment, with a choice for less demanding therapy techniques. As a result, possible additional benefits are often overlooked compared with other degrees of intensity of psychological treatments.

Elkins randomly assigned 20 participants to 8 weekly specific sessions of hypnotherapy in a preliminary test of extensive professional hypnosis. During their very first session, those in the hypnosis group received info pertaining to hypnotic procedures as well as misconceptions regarding hypnosis, common cigarette smoking cessation self-help material from the National Cancer Institute and also a 30 min counseling session entailing preparedness to change, managing trigger scenarios and also setting a quit date.

Throughout the 8 regular hypnosis sessions, hypnotic suggestions were administered as follows: an eye-focus induction, comforting mental photos, dedication to quitting, dissociation from craving, post-hypnotic ideas, guidelines to exercise self-hypnosis, as well as visualizations pertaining to not smoking cigarettes. Six out of the ten patients in the hypnosis group were abstinent from cigarettes at 12 weeks and four out of ten were abstinent at twenty six weeks.


There are various means to quit smoking cigarettes. Some experts support using pharmacological items to wean you off nicotine, others say all you require is an excellent therapist and assistance group, or an arranged program. To add to the argument, you might also identify that there is a competing study that refutes all previous research and introducing the end-all be-all of all research. A growing number of professionals agree that there isn’t a magic solution that will fit everyone’s needs. Nicotine therapy on its own, or counseling on its own is not as powerful when they are used in combination for ultimate benefit.


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Benefits Of Using Medical Hypnosis During Surgical Procedures

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It may be fun to watch exciting medical television shows like Grey’s Anatomy or Chicago Med from time to time. While it can be enjoyable to watch the energy and suspense on the television, it can be an altogether different experience when considering undergoing the surgical knife yourself. This article will explore clinical research that has been conducted where hypnotherapy had been used to overcome the fear of surgery and it’s associated postoperative pain afterward.

Technically, a surgical procedure is when a medical doctor uses surgical instruments combined with technical expertise to treat a patient that has an existing condition. Conditions could include injury to the body or disease and a surgery can be used to help improve a person’s bodily functions in addition to repairing necessary issues. It is also important to remember that smoking is significantly associated with wound infection. The fear associated with these procedures is when a person thinks of and imagines worst-case scenarios that can overwhelm them to not having a surgical procedure at all.


Post Surgery Hypnosis Treatments


Two-hundred and forty patients in this study were all scheduled to undergo either renal procedures or cutaneous vascular procedures. They were split up into three separate groups. In addition to receiving sedation, one-third of the group had received hypnotherapy as their recommended treatment. The second third of patients had additional physical manipulation while the third group was identified as the control group.

After their scheduled procedures, the candidates that had the additional medical hypnosis treatment had also reported a procedure time that was lower than the other two groups. They also reported having lower levels of anxiety associated with the pre and post procedure than those that participated in the control group.

In a separate study, over 200 women that were dealing with breast biopsies, as well as lumpectomies, were randomized into two groups. The women in the first group had gotten the standard care as well as hypnosis treatment from a licensed hypnotherapist. Those that were in the second group were assigned the control group. Both groups had the same amount of time spent on them prior to the operation so that it could be measured whether or not those in the hypnosis group would experience similar results.


Researchers in this study uncovered the fact that there was less pain reported and the candidates that were a part of the hypnotherapy group. In addition, they needed less anesthesia and had a balance emotional state that surpassed the anxiety levels of the control group.

Researchers also noted that there was almost $800 in savings identified within the hypnotherapy group as well. The savings were attributed to the reduction of prep time that was needed before the actual procedure took place. After the actual surgery, it should also be noted that the same hypnotherapy candidates had lower levels of dealing with vomiting or nausea associated with pain post operation.


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Friedberg’s Triad Approach To Surgery


Friedberg’s Triad is sciences’ way overcoming persistent problems that are associated with surgery. The Triad can be seen as for whether or not a person has been over or under medicated during the surgery process. The second part is whether or not a person can manage existing or perceived pain, while the third deals with vomiting and nausea that is associated with issues an individual will deal with after the surgery process has been completed.

For over twenty years, the Friedberg Triad has been seeking to address issues in the brain and its effects during surgery and afterward via a real-time EMG monitoring approach. Although there have only been less than .1% of patients that have been under medicated during surgery, such an unpleasant experience can have long-lasting post-traumatic stress. Conversely, over medication would contribute to brain fog which also is associated with a negative experience with surgery.

What happens if a patient happened to move during the surgery process? This is an instance that potentially happens when they are under medicated prior to the actual surgery. If this happens, all parties involved have historically had to overcome this stressful situation. How much additional medication is needed to sedate the patient? There could potentially be a back and forth between the surgeon and the anesthesiologist. The Triad pinpoints that having an EMG ready to measure movement can prevent these issues while minimizing risk during the surgical process.

This Triad also wanted to address the plain fact that surgery can be quite painful. The job of the surgeon initially is to prevent excessive pain during the actual surgical process. The Triad approach would address using hypnotherapy prior to the surgery so that there can potentially be a disassociation with the patients with anxiety before actually having the surgery. Using an EMG machine to monitor would be ideal to properly calculate what was working and to what extent.

Researchers concluded that addressing these three pressing issues that are associated with surgery can, in fact, improve the overall experience of the patient. By incorporating the less is more ideology, providing a personalized treatment to each patient individually to include hypnosis and provide lesser opportunities for dealing with over and under medication.

Lastly, pain management associated with postoperative surgery would also decrease. By incorporating this process for the last twenty-five years, the initial issues associated with surgery problems with patients has become less of a problem.

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Can Hypnosis Help with Controlling Diabetes?

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Diabetes is a disease that is growing in epic proportions in the United States and throughout the world where blood sugar is not being properly used throughout the body. Since glucose is one of the main sources of energy that assist healthy muscles and tissues, excess sugar can be detrimental.

Can hypnosis help with managing diabetes? This article will look at recent research where this complementary alternative therapy has been used to treat this disease.

Are you familiar with the major symptoms that are associated with diabetes? Here are some of the indicators that you or a loved one they need to get checked out.

Has there been an increased level of thirst as of late? Going to the bathroom consistently to urinate is also an indicator. What about weight loss that was accelerated without any explanation? Having a blurred vision and not sitting in front of the computer or smartphone all day is something else to be mindful of.

Lastly, frequent skin infections or other sores on the body that are slow to heal are just some of the symptoms and indicators that you should be tested for diabetes.

Improving Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients Who also Smoke

Over five-hundred patients in Hong Kong participated in this intervention study where researchers wanted to compare smoking cessation techniques with patients that were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The level of individuals being diagnosed with diabetes has continued to grow with over one-fourth of the population being located in China. That trend is expected to continue through 2030. Men with diabetes also had an over 20% higher ratio of smoking versus their counterparts.

In this study, patients received individual counseling in addition to follow-ups after 7 days up to one year assessing their level of smoking and glycemic control. Those in the control group received the traditional standard care.

There was a concerted effort to find alternative ways to get the residence in Hong Kong to stop smoking since previous studies were unsuccessful. Candidates with diabetes were seen as better case studies since there would be twice the reason to stop smoking in addition to lowering glycemic levels. In addition, reviewing their status over twelve months would be ideal since their conditions would be more measurable once their blood sugar levels were stabilized.

The protocol was to adopt the 5 A’s approach where they would ask about the individual’s tobacco use, advising quitting methods, assessing whether the individual had the openness to stop smoking, assisting them in every way possible so that they could ultimately stop and arranging ongoing follow-up for up to one year.

In these sessions, individuals were given mental images of probable future lives with heart disease, male sexual dysfunction as well as cataracts associated with the combination of smoking and diabetes. They were also given self-help pamphlets to take home to get an overall understanding of the negative associations between smoking and controlling their blood sugars.

While the researchers did not reach their goals of having patience completely stop smoking, they marked the study as a positive step in the right direction. There needs to be an ongoing intervention and collaborative effort to stave off the growing trend of Chinese citizens rejecting smoking which severely affects their sugar levels as well.


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Can Incorporating Six Months of Meditation be Used to Experience a Drop in Blood Sugar?

Sixty patients participated in this study where they were observed to determine whether meditation and creating positive mental images could be used to lower levels of stress, hypertension, and diabetes. The stressors were the leading causes or getting coronary artery disease. Thirty of the patients received the visualization and relaxation techniques via meditation while the other thirty were in the control group.

Those in the randomized control group received sessions twice a week with the Department of Cardiology. In a quiet and dimly-lit environment, each patient was instructed to sit in a relaxed position and focus on their whole body. Throughout the session, they would focus on different feelings of relaxation and tension associated with emotions around suggested topics.

They were instructed to focus on their breath and whether or not they were breathing normally. They were also instructed to remember these techniques if they felt levels of anxiety whenever they were out during their regular lives.

These suggestions would also bring about a greater level of acceptance of themselves and give them the empowerment needed to enhance confidence.

At the end of the study, researchers determined that the patients that learned to the practice relaxation and meditation techniques or able to significantly drop there levels of blood sugar in addition to lowering overall stress levels versus the control group. Those that kept up these techniques that were learned are also able to ultimately changed their lifestyle by increasing physical activities as well as curbing unhealthy eating traditions.

Future studies were recommended where measuring the brain activity of future patients would be ideal to further enhance a successful outcome.

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Hypnotherapy For Post Traumatic Stress Disorders




Studies Show that Hypnotherapy Can Help

Individuals that seek help with hypnotherapy are likely to have a greater capacity to concentrate on one memory or thought to ensure that they obstruct sources of disturbances or other thought and feelings. This condition of the human brain is normally introduced making use of a treatment called hypnotic induction, which entails a series of initial suggestions and/or guidelines. Hypnotic induction could possibly be conducted by a clinical hypnotherapist or oneself.

New uses of hypnosis in the psychotherapy of PTSD sufferers include coupling accessibility to the dissociated traumatic memories with a good restructuring of those memories. Hypnosis can be utilized to assist patients face as well as bear a terrible encounter by installing it in a brand-new context, recognizing helplessness throughout the event, but linking that experience with memories such as efforts at self-protection, shared affection with friends who were killed, or the capability to manage the atmosphere at other times. By doing this, hypnosis can be used to give regulated access to memories that are then put right into a more comprehensive perspective. Clients could be educated with self-hypnosis methods that allow them to work through distressing memories and also thus reduce unplanned intrusive recollections.

The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis show valuable Analysis for the for the Efficacy of Hypnosis with PTSD Symptoms. The Case Studies show that Hypnosis is effective in alleviating PTSD symptoms, via 6 experiments testing the efficacy of hypnosis-based treatments

According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, it is stated that Hypnosis is
valuable to help Acute trauma, helpful for management, and can be used to decrease the perceived severity of the incident.


Psychological health wellness involves a feeling of well-being, a capability to operate during everyday life, taking care of anxiety degrees when hardship emerges, in addition to feeling positive to seek chances when provided. Keeping an individual’s mental health wellness is of equal significance to a person’s physical health, and there are actions that might be taken to maximize mental health.

One suggestion for mental health wellness and also tension management that could not be undervalued is the requirement to construct interpersonal connections as well as create a solid assistance system with friends and family. Particularly, developing as well as preserving relationships with individuals around a person which will certainly sustain and also boost an individual’s life.

Why Do So Many Soldiers Have PTSD?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been long associated with battle veterans. It was called “Shell Shock” in WWI, “Combat Neurosis” throughout WW II, as well as ultimately identified as an anxiety problem by the American Psychiatric Association and labeled PTSD. PTSD can last years and even a lifetime. Many soldiers are doing multiple tours of duty in war-torn countries, so we can expect a significant increase in this disorder in years to come. What is the best way to combat this?

When those concerns last, this is the layman’s term of what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is. The keyword in this disorder is “post.” A youngster with PTSD usually shows symptoms within 3 months adhering to the tragedy, yet those signs and symptoms may not start up until weeks, months and even years later.

What Are PTSD Symptoms And Signs?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a really incapacitating ailment. In fact, several instances of PTSD require post-traumatic stress disorder therapy at a PTSD therapy center. Symptoms of this problem include sleep loss, extreme fear, substance abuse which could also lead to drug rehabilitation, and also solitude. Exactly how can you overcome this disorder?

What is a panic disorder? A panic attack could come out of no place, as well as feels like things are out of control. Your heart feels like it is speeding, you feel short of breath, you really feel dizzy or pale, and also you might feel unstable.

Stress and anxiety problem have actually been stated as being twice as common in migraine headache sufferers, while the panic problem has actually been reported as occurring 6 times as often. If you have panic disorder first, you are twice as likely to develop a migraine headache afterward.

A stress and anxiety disorder that establishes in reaction to bodily injury or intense psychological or psychological distress, such as armed forces battle, violent assault, organic disaster, or various other serious events. Having cancer cells might also lead to a post-traumatic stress condition. Signs and symptoms disrupt everyday living as well as include experiencing the event in question repeatedly or flashbacks; preventing people, factors, as well as areas linked to the event; sensation alone and disliking daily activities; and also having trouble resting and/or concentrating.

Other signs and symptoms of PTSD consist of headaches, flashbacks, avoidance of points connected to the occasion, intense anxiety, sleeplessness, hostile habits as well as upset outbursts. These signs could strike the person anytime, commonly when he or she is advised to relive those moments in question.

Another possible sign is memory loss with regards to a facet of the distressing event. Amplification of other underlying mental conditions could also take place. Children experiencing effects from PTSD will certainly re-enact components of the trauma via their play and also could usually have headaches that do not have any well-known correlation.

Men and women with PTSD usually have problems working. Generally, individuals with PTSD suffer more unemployment, splitting up or divorce, partner misuse and the possibility of being discharged compared to folks without PTSD. Vietnam veterans with PTSD were found to have many issues with household and also other interpersonal relationships, issues with employment, and enhanced happenings of violence.

With prolonged stress, the same candidates are most likely to establish belly or bowel issues, frustrations, muscle discomfort, and also other health and wellness issues.

Why Do Soldiers Decline Treatment For PTSD?

Seeking help for PTSD is never simple considering some might tend to regard it as a weak point of themselves. One of the most substantial factors in the healing process of a person suffering from PTSD is family and also support team advice.

For assistance locating a clinical hypnotherapist who utilizes these therapies view the recommendations here. Furthermore, every person can profit from discovering and also engaging in leisure strategies such as deep breathing, meditation, and visualization.


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Functional Dyspepsia With Anxiety And Depression?

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Dyspepsia – Combination of Disorders?

Dyspepsia is a rather complex disorder that affects a large portion of the population. It usually occurs when there is a severe strain in the gastrointestinal area. Some of the symptoms that occur may include nausea, vomiting belching and bloating. There is also a combination of symptoms which makes it rather difficult for physician’s pinpoint. This leads to misdiagnosis in some cases where a psychological solution would have been ideal. We will explore recent research conducted to determine whether or not hypnotherapy could be used to treat dyspepsia.


Using Clinical Hypnotherapy To Treat Functional Dyspepsia

Western culture has been catching up to their Eastern-centric healing brethren with the acceptance of holistic treatments for a number of body and mental issues. Researchers in North Carolina acknowledged the benefits of using hypnosis for treating irritable bowel syndrome and was open to testing whether similar approaches could be used to treat functional dyspepsia.

Over one hundred twenty patients that were diagnosed with functional dyspepsia took part in this study covering sixteen weeks. This group was randomized into two groups. The first group received the hypnosis while the second group received medication that was a placebo for treating their symptoms.

Those that were in the hypnosis group were induced into relaxation by having the clinical hypnotherapist incorporate the eye fixation technique where they would feel relaxation throughout their whole body. While under a hypnotic trance, they were given multiple suggestions where they were able to positively improve feelings in their gastric areas.

After the sixteen-week period, the majority of the patients and they hypnosis group reported decreased occurrences of dyspepsia episodes. They also recorded having improved quality of life as they were able to go out socially with their family and friends. These dyspeptic episodes also stay to a minimum when each patient had a follow-up session at the fifty-six-week mark.

Researchers concluded that using hypnotherapy could be used not only as a cost-effective treatment but an overall technique for decreasing dyspepsia. Additional studies were recommended to confirm if this technique could be used on larger groups as well.

Functional Dyspepsia Treatment – Hypnosis Vs. Relaxing Music

As in the previous study, those that were in the hypnosis group had their symptoms significantly improved over those that had the medication and those that received only relaxing music as a therapy. Since measurements were only recorded after the first session, they also found that hypnosis was as effective as those that were treated with a pharmaceutical.The same institution ran a second study that included eleven individuals that were healthy along with fifteen patients who had previously been diagnosed with functional dyspepsia. This group was split into three where the first group would receive an hour of relaxing music, the second group would receive ten milligrams of cisapride and the third would get ninety minutes of hypnosis treatment that was specifically focused on improving the gut.

Was one session enough? Researchers felt that the single session would cause additional speculation as there was no way to measure if there were additional underlying issues that were tributing to the dyspepsia.

Brain Imaging was also conducted during the study where the pain had also been considerably reduced after the hypnosis sessions. Even though both research studies have proven beneficial, researchers felt that additional randomized control trial specifically targeted towards functional dyspepsia should be conducted across multiple groups to reach an ultimate conclusion.


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Differences Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia Symptoms


What is the difference between a person dealing with dyspepsia versus their counterparts that may have irritable bowel syndrome? Researchers in this study sought to answer this question with patients that had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

One factor of the gut and how it is negatively affected can be attributed to corticotrophin releasing hormones. These receptors are numerous and the gut and there is the association that can link both depression and anxiety to overall good health.

The analysis that was conducted in the study pointed to the fact that depressive issues are more so related to the dyspepsia symptoms versus stress which is seen in patients that have irritable bowel syndrome. It is the anxiety associated with the stress that exacerbates the symptoms in the GI tract.

They also found that women and children were more so susceptible to stress and anxiety related disorders associated with irritable bowel syndrome versus those that had dyspepsia. Ultimately, the individuals that had a high probability of scoring on the hospital anxiety and depression scale had a direct correlation between episodes with both irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia. While there is more research with the positive association with irritable bowel syndrome, there is growing evidence that clinical hypnotherapy can be used for dyspepsia as well.

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