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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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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Changing Your Approach towards The Past

The past plays a tremendous part in what we do, feel, think and how we act. You cannot change the past for it has been lived, but you can change your attitude toward the past so that it can no longer control your present. The past will remain an influence, but you are in control.When

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Chronic Illness and The Mind/Body Connection

My goal in this article is to have you understand chronic illness as I view it in my world, that of a hypnotherapist. There are unexplained symptoms sweeping across our nation in this current day. Widespread pain, fatigue, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, difficulty thinking and concentrating are among the many complaints of millions of people

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Can Hypnotherapy Help Your Child?

Much that goes on in our world can cause problems for children, just as it does for adults. Rapid physical growth over short periods of time, and concerns about changes in their bodies can cause stress and loss of self-esteem. Various problems in school, with studies, teachers or peers, may be troubling for a child.

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False Memory Syndrome

Recovered Memory Therapy is a type of therapy used by ministers, psychiatrists, psychologists and other counselors. The Recovered Memory Therapist tends to assume that patients with such problems as eating disorders, relationship problems, depression, sexual inhibition and a host of other problems must have experienced traumatic instances of sexual abuse, which they have then repressed.

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Treating Trichotillomania With Hypnotherapy

This fearful sounding name is the label for a problem that few people are aware of and yet paradoxically its sufferers are all around us. There may even be members of your own family in the early stages of this compulsive disorder, but its early manifestation may appear reasonably harmless. What is this behaviour that

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