Trance Meditation and Trance States

Most people slip in and out of various kinds of trance states hundreds of times during what is called the “normal waking state.” Gurdjieff taught that to become aware that you are asleep, is the first step in waking up. If you are interested in staying awake, it is quite helpful, now and then, to

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques by Dr. Edmund Jacobson

Hospitalization, even with all available medical technology, remains a trying experience. The same concerns, apprehensions, and fears exist today as they did centuries ago in the face of dangers to well-being and sometimes to life itself. The psychological well-being of hospitalized patients is, therefore, not only for humane considerations but also for reasons connected to

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Looking over the shoulder of Bill Engle while he carries out a hypnotherapy session with a man who wants to stop smoking.
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Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

Hypnosis has long been understood to produce varied effects in subjects. Although the public at large tends to associate hypnosis with stage performances and bad sit-com episodes, the medical community has approached the topic in a different vein. Originally viewed as a magical cure-all, hypnosis has undergone tremendous amounts of scientific testing in modern times.

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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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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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