Monthly Archives: September 2011

Does hypnosis work?

Quit smoking. Weight loss. Anxieties. Phobias. Anger management. For all kinds of reasons, people are turning to hypnosis as some sort of a ‘magical’ cure  in which it is perceived that the hypnotists waves a magic wand, more like a … Continue reading

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Do antidepressants work?

Some latest research[1] shows some depressing results about long term antidepressant use: the longer it is used, the more likely for relapse. This is particularly true of the SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) group of antidepressants such as Prozac and … Continue reading

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Research shows hypnosis works for quitting smoking.

    A number of recent studies have shown that hypnosis is the most effective among other methods for smoking cessation. In a study presented to CHEST 2007, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, hypnotherapy was … Continue reading

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The intrigues of psychotherapy research: what works and for whom?

Depression. Anxiety. Anger. Grief. Trauma. Stress. Eating Disorders. Weight Loss, Addictions. People have all kinds of needs for psychotherapy. For the consumer, it seems a daunting task to choose the right therapy. Needless to say, most people would want to … Continue reading

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Myths and truths about hypnosis.

People are always intrigued about hypnosis, hypnotism or hypnotherapy. Even these three terms are baffling to many. There is no clear distinction between hypnosis and hypnotism, both terms having been derived from 19th century physician and pioneer of hypnosis James … Continue reading

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Hypnotherapy for fear of flying.

Fear of flying is often rooted in some past traumatic experience that had similar dynamics and bodily felt senses, even if the context was totally different. Hypnotherapy on its own can be very effective but combining it with experiential reprocessing … Continue reading

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Depression? Hypnosis plus positive psychotherapy can help.

I have worked with people suffering from depression here in Brisbane for 10 years and in that time, I have noticed that Positive Psychology works best. People who are depressed (often for good reasons) can get stuck into that state … Continue reading

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Weight loss: requires more than seeing a hypnotist!

Does hypnotherapy work for weight loss? Here in Brisbane, there are countless weight loss clinics  that offer excellent advice,  programs, diets, and the like. However, these strategies will  work even better if they are aligned with your readiness to change, … Continue reading

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