Hypnotherapy articles & resources

The Pros and Cons of Group Hypnosis Vs Individual Sessions

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In this special hypnosis brief I want to tackle the major differences between Group and Individual Hypnosis Sessions and what you can expect as a client so you can choose what might work best for you. You may find hypnotists who only offer group sessions, and this can be because they’ve decided they want to reach as many people as possible, or they offer online group hypnosis sessions which is an excellent compromise between being part of a group but being in your own private “space.” The choice then of offering group or individual only, or offering both types of sessions, is down to the individual hypnotist, and the way they prefer to deliver their services to be most effective for them and their clients. Read more about the pros and cons of each here…

What is Neuroscience and How Can it Help You?

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The word Neuroscience seems to be everywhere today. It jumps out at you from articles in magazines or online. TV talk shows and documentaries march forth the leaders in the field who dish-up their complicated and emotional appeals of a new field of science about to burst forth and provide a unifying theory about our brain and mind, and what it means to be human and the thoughts and feelings that make us different from other animal species. But what exactly is neuroscience as to most it remains a mystery? So, we have a new field of science but what promise does it hold for the everyday person? How will it help our understanding of ourselves? And how will it impact our future? Particular to me is how it can expand our knowledge of the mysteries of the brain and aid hypnotists to help more people? These questions we’ll explore below with the help of some of the leading experts in Neuroscience today. Fasten your seat-belt because the ride isn’t smooth and has controversy! Read more here…

Can Hypnosis Help as a Treatment for Anxiety Disorders?

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It’s estimated at least one quarter or more of the U.S. population suffers from anxiety or some anxiety-related disorder at any given time in their lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 40 million American adults in any given year are affected by anxiety disorders. The fact is, Anxiety Disorders are a recognized mental illness and not a disorder that’ll naturally cure itself with time, but rather a persistent illness that if left untreated will likely worsen and impact an individual’s quality of life. There are a number of treatments medical professionals use to help affected individuals, which often includes combinations of both prescribed medication and therapies. This article has been written for sufferers of anxiety disorders. In it, I’ll provide information and other resources for you on different forms and treatments, including the use of hypnosis as a therapy gaining traction in providing both quick and long-term relief for patients. I’ll reference studies conducted using hypnosis as a treatment and offer my own experience on what to expect from using it for my clients.

Coping with Being a Caregiver for an Adult Family Member with a Serious Mental Illness

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If you’re a caregiver for a family member with a serious mental illness, then you know it can be a demanding and stressful role leading to burnout and negatively impacting both your life and that of your loved love. I know this from personal experience. More is expected of family caregivers, who’ve become a pillar in the recovery of their patient alongside formal caregivers. There’s no greater stress than caring for a loved one with mental illness. So, anything you can do to reduce your stress and burnout potential is of paramount importance in helping to provide quality of care to your loved one. This article discusses ways of coping as a family giver for a mentally ill person to rescue stress and avoid burnout. Read here…

Is Hypnosis Real or Fake and is it Legitimate Science?

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If you’re considering hypnosis to help heal, overcome a challenge, or achieve an outcome, then you may be thinking “is hypnosis is real or fake” and if there’s any ‘legitimate science’ in support of it? After all, why spend time investing in a therapy if it’s a waste of your effort and no chance of helping you achieve your outcome? There’s a lot of myths and confusion surrounding hypnosis and our understanding of it. History hasn’t always been kind to hypnosis, and for the longest time the medical community viewed hypnotism with skepticism. Also, at times practitioners of hypnosis made outrageous claims, and marketed it more as a commodity service with a guarantee, and emphasizing price, than a legitimate therapy that may or may not be able to help an individual. So, in this article I’ll provide my answers, based on professional experience and my own study of scientific research Read more here…

Free At Last Hypnosis Opens New Office in Mashpee Cape Cod Serving Barnstable County & Islands Towns

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Free At Last Hypnosis has moved its office location to Mashpee, Massachusetts and closed its Hyannis location as of April 30th, 2018. The new office location is better for me and my clients as I was seeing mostly people from the upper cape towns and those just over the Bourne Bridge, such as Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich, Bourne and Wareham. Find out more about the move here…

Who Invented Hypnosis and What’s the History of Hypnotherapy?

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If you’ve ever wondered about using hypnosis to stop smoking or help on weight loss or something else you may be struggling to overcome then its no surprise you’ll want to know about who “invented hypnosis” and what’s its background and history. Where did hypnosis come from in the first place and who discovered it? Is hypnosis normal, as in a naturally occurring phenomenon? How has it been used in the past and who used it for what? These questions on the roots and development of hypnosis bring up some interesting questions, and where it began and how it’s viewed today by consumers and medical professionals alike. Let’s spend time together exploring and answering these questions to give you a better understanding of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Read more here…

Unconscious Problem Solving – Working Through Problems Using Hypnosis

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Do you ever have difficulty remembering something, especially when you need to remember it at a specific moment or when under pressure? Does it frustrate you knowing the answer is ‘right on the tip of your tongue’, you can almost say it, but there’s some ridiculous mental block that won’t let you recall it in the moment when you most want to remember! Then… moments later… when you’ve stopped actively trying to remember it, suddenly it pops into your thoughts like magic! This happens to all of us and is more common than you may think. This is referred to as unconscious problem solving, not the forgetting part, rather the ‘remembering’ part that comes to us… eventually! Read more to find out how to tap into this for your benefit…

Can Hypnosis Really Help with Depression and How Does it Work?

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Depression is a recognized mental health disorder affecting millions of people on a daily basis. It can happen as a secondary diagnosis of another issue such as Schizophrenia or be the primary diagnosis. We’ll discuss different types in this article. Unfortunately for many, it can affect them for years, and even their entire lives. Depression comes in various types, so, finding the actual cause and proper form of treatment for each person may vary. Getting the right diagnosis and treatment for depression can take a while. In this article I’ll focus on the current thinking around questions such as can hypnosis help for treating depression? Can it help alleviate the symptoms or the causes? Hypnosis is being used to treat a variety of other mental health issues so, can hypnosis cure depression? Read more…

Stop Worrying How Others See You and Be an Effective Communicator

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Do you spend time thinking and worrying over how others see you? Does it impact your job or relationships? Friends, family, lovers? Paying attention and understanding what others think about you is important and healthy. It allows us to grow and mature. But it can also get in the way of who we are and what we can become. So, finding an equilibrium between watching for how others perceive you and focusing on being who you are is a tricky balance. In this short article today, I’m going to explore some simple ways you can reduce the impact of other’s perception of you on your life. Read more…