Milton Erickson, Kay Thompson and the nature of therapeutic hypnosis, getting back to basics

by Rebecca Welch “Get Over Yourself” MILTON ERICKSON, KAY THOMPSON AND THE NATURE OF THERAPEUTIC HYPNOSIS – GETTING BACK TO BASICS As a trainee hypnotherapist, I regarded Milton Erickson with awe. I don’t think I was alone. The usual way in which the “founding father of modern hypnotherapy” is regarded is as an enigma, a … Read more

A Report on the Efficacy of Self-Hypnosis and EFT for Eliminating Skin Conditions: (or… How I Evicted a Whole Family of Verrucae from their 15-year Encampment on the Sole of my Left Foot)

By Derek Palmer D.Hyp GQHP Sometime during 1994, I developed a verruca on the sole of my left foot. Having previously anatomically hosted one or two warts which had appeared and then disappeared of their own accord within months and mindful of the fact that verrucae are members of the wart family, the new visitor … Read more


by Antony J. Edwards What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to cramp-like pains, gassiness, bloating, and noticeable changes in bowel habits. The symptoms of IBS can be different in each sufferer. Some people with IBS suffer from constipation, that is to say difficult or infrequent … Read more

A Hypnotherapists Case Book 3 case reports

by Brian Green These articles were originally first published as a column in L.A. Health Magazine, under the title, A Hypnotherapist’s Casebook. A Hypnotherapist’s Casebook. No 1. Hypnotherapy for Healing A little over ten years ago I was between jobs. I had been working in Psychiatric Hospitals and other Institutions, as an Admissions Counselor, Chemical … Read more

The Conscious And Subconscious Mind: Influence, Persuasion & Change For Helping With Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

by Brian Green Though we have one mind, there are usually considered to be two sections of it: the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious was termed by Freud the unconscious. He only saw it as a negative, a swamp of primitive drives and aggressive impulses. Perhaps his was. Hypnotists, au contraire, regard it as … Read more

Should the practice of hypnotherapy be restricted to doctors?

by Dr Bryan Knight “Should the practice of hypnotherapy be restricted to doctors?” Definitely not. Physicians cannot even agree among themselves about hypnotherapy. There has been an ongoing feud within medical circles since the beginnings with [Dr] Mesmer. In the early years of the last century, surgeons were jeered at, even struck off their registers, … Read more

Overqualified or Over Stated?

by Michael O’Sullivan A tongue in cheek look at our profession The plethora of qualifications and designatory letters after many a hypnotherapists name can be a cause of some confusion to members of the public and indeed, other healthcare professionals. Even should the reader know what the various letters mean, in some cases they may … Read more

Workplace stress, killer at work

by Karen Martin No-one is immune from an invisible killer which stalks silently through every office, factory floor and work-place. It doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, race or occupation and its grip tightens as the social and economic pressures of 21st century life increase. An epidemic of stress-related illnesses has driven unprecedented numbers of the … Read more

Hypnosis gives you that burst of mental energy to succeed on the field

By Terry Doherty From elite athletes to Sunday joggers, the ability to maintain energy levels and drive to succeed can wax and wane on a regular basis. Training schedules reflect goals and plans. A marathon schedule, for example, often contains several types of runs. During the week interval training takes precedence when time is limited. … Read more


by Lynn Ward Don’t let “One trial learning condemn you to a life sentence” It’s that time of year again, nights are drawing in, Strictly is back and shops are full of oversized pumpkins. As a child, Halloween meant bobbing for apples and ghost stories in the dark. Today it’s all about dressing up in … Read more

Meditation and Hypnosis: All in the Mind

By Roman Buchok B.A. C.Ht. There are many and varied explanations about the nature and purpose of both meditation and hypnosis. From time immemorial the activity of directing awareness and focusing attention in the pursuit of understanding and healing has been practiced by all races and in all cultures. In fact normal waking awareness itself … Read more

CognitiveOS Hypnosis, the missing link

by Nadine Aurel The CognitiveOS Hypnosis, a mind therapy developed by Luca Bosurgi during 20 years of clinical experience, is a healing strategy based on working with the spirit to control and troubleshoot the mind. This may sound far from clinical to many, suggesting philosophy over science; a notion hardly accepted by most scientists and … Read more

A hypnotherapists’ thoughts on past life regression

by Chris Connelly Since qualifying in Clinical Hypnotherapy I’ve found the topic of Past Life Regression (PLR) generally gets mixed reviews within the hypnotherapy profession. Most often or not Hypnotherapy schools teach Past Life regression as a single unit within a framework of many other topics, if at all. When during my diploma I came … Read more

“Mindfulness” and Well Being

by Linda Simmon The current movement of “integrative medicine” encourages us to focus on maintaining a state of optimal mental and physical good health rather than simply attempting to alleviate symptoms as they pop up. According to psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn (founding director of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine), the … Read more

Empathy and existential anxiety

by John Hayes How embracing the notion of existential anxiety can help connect us with our clients Existential anxiety, also referred to as death anxiety, has recently become the focus of much attention in the worlds of counselling and psychotherapy. One of the most high profile psychotherapists, Irvin Yalom, dedicates his most recent publication to … Read more

To MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANA, a sound mind in a sound body

by Antony J. Edwards Naturopathy teaches us that the human body is capable of maintaining immunity from disease by the application of certain rules, namely, right diet, right exercise, and right mental attitude. Unfortunately, with the need to feed more people necessitating an increase in food production, our basic foods have become contaminated – hence … Read more

Hypnosis Relieves Symptoms of IBS

by Paul Gustafson RN BSN CH Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastro-intestinal (GI) condition with no known cause or cure. Symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, cramping, gas, pain or bloating. Symptoms run in cycles lasting for days, months or years. IBS can be disabling and force many sufferers to feel like prisoners in … Read more

Arthritis-Hypnosis Connection

by Paul Gustafson RN BSN CH Did you know that we all have the ability to enhance self-healing, increase comfort and improve nutrition, exercise, communication and flexibility? This article explains clinical hypnosis and how it can bring relief to clients suffering from arthritis. Hypnosis is easy to learn, you can do it on your … Read more


By Michael Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a heterogeneous condition with varying severity and symptomology. At least one in four of the general population is affected at some time in their lives (Jones 1992, Harvey 1983, Cook 1987). Despite the condition being classed as ‘non-serious’, it has serious cost implications to the UK National … Read more

Surgical Hypnosis

by Paul Gustafson RN BSN When people set aside the usual myths and misconceptions associated with hypnosis good things usually happen. Recently, hypnosis has been getting some positive national exposure increasing the publics general awareness of its health related benefits and its role as an increasingly popular frontline holistic healer. Hypnosis is non-invasive, soothing … Read more