7 Ways to Control Emotional Eating

People always say “you are what you eat”? It could also be said, “you eat what you are”. What are you? You are your lifelong collective experiences, how you’ve grown, experienced, and learned everything in your life. As emotional beings, a lot of us eat what we feel… Your collective experiences are kept in the

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76 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications. The format of this list is as follows: (order)(fact)(source) The sources can be found at

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A Biblical Approach To Stress Management

There are two interrelated aspects to stress management. The first is to find some device that can bring about relaxation and the second is to identify and change the behaviors that are creating the stress. Since all hypnotherapists understand the relaxation potential of hypnosis and know that it can provide the person with immediate relaxation

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Comprehensive List of Hypnosis Terms

Abreaction: The vivid recollection of repressed material accompanied by emotion. Breuer and Freud originally thought that abreaction induced under hypnosis would lead to therapeutic catharsis, the purification of the unconscious by release of repressed emotion. Freud abandoned this model of repression in the early stages of his development of psychoanalytic theory. Under hypnosis, abreaction may

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How to Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing

The ability to relax is necessary for the body, mind and spirit to function effectively. So often we find ourselves short of energy. We ask, “Where has the energy gone?” Every time we take action, we use energy – we call this stress. It produces tension on the physical, mental, emotional and often spiritual systems

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Altered States – Hypnosis Can Help

At 27, Beth, an Indiana housewife, came down with chronic diarrhea that plagued her for the next three years. “I knew where every bathroom in town was,” she ways with a laugh. But it was not joke. “I didn’t really want to go out at night because it’s just not fun.” Doctor after doctor told

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Blepharoplasty Under Hypnosis – A Personal Experience

This paper is a first-hand account of my experience undergoing upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery in which hypnosis was used as the primary sedative agent. It describes the basics of hypnosis. It also includes a description of how I prepared myself for surgery as well as how I helped the surgical team prepare for this

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Can A Christian Counselor Use Hypnosis?

Feelings run strong within the Christian community concerning the use of hypnosis. Not infrequently, one can even hear remarks like, “Hypnotism is of the devil!” In this article I will answer the first question and then ask and answer another question which I believe gets to the true core of the matter. It involves a

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Hypnosis Therapy for Eating Disorders

The short answer is yes. The longer answer follows….Bulimia (usually defined as binge eating followed with laxatives, vomiting, diuretics or compulsive exercise to purge the body) is a life-threatening malaise.There are several theories about why people become trapped in this cycle of self-abuse. These fall into three main categories: Social Family Individual Each, of course,

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Can Hypnosis Work for You?

I’m sure you’ve all been in a hypnotic state rather often; in fact most of us visit this state every day.  … You’ve been driving and suddenly realized you passed the freeway exit?    … So focused watching a movie or television program that you missed someone calling your name?    … Ever been so deep in

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