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


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

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

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

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

The Spa of Your Inner Mind

By Michelle Beaudry (excerpted from her book) Does for your mind what a day spa does for your body. Welcome to The Spa of Your Inner Mind Imagine that your client’s subconscious mind has its own health resort full of specialists, practitioners, helpers, and advisors of all kinds. And imagine that inside its hundreds of … Read more

Professional Abuse

By Michael O’Sullivan What exactly is professional abuse? Everyone has their own opinions about what is and what is not acceptable behaviour. To keep matters simple it is probably best to begin with professional codes of ethics. For example how familiar are you with your own professional organisations code? If you are a member of … Read more

Hypnosis and The Mind

by Michelle Beaudry, CHt Fundamentals of the Mind The human mind may be subdivided into three parts: the Unconscious, Subconscious and Conscious. These compare to a computer: Unconscious – operating systemSubconscious = hard driveConscious = RAM Each part has separate and distinct tasks. The Unconscious mind operates your automatic body systems such as the circulatory … Read more

Hypnosis Is the Key To Your Mind, Your Health and Your Life!

By Zoilita Grant MS. Hypnosis… the very word conveys dramatic images. We either imagine a strange character waving a pendulum or a group of silly people on a stage acting like ducks or chickens. Both of these images imply that hypnosis can be used to control your mind. Nothing could be further from the … Read more

Hypnotherapy – What Types Of Hypnotherapy Are There?

by Steven Hypnosis or trance is something all of us experience naturally every day of our lives. Examples are daydreaming, or when watching TV, and even during periods of driving a car along a motorway. Hypnotherapy is the deliberate intention of guiding a person into hypnosis (trance) and the use of that state of … Read more

The Secret life of Dreams…

By Zoilita Grant MS Every night while we are sleeping, our dreams are having their own secret life. They are processing and integrating the events of our day and giving a rest and recovery period to the part of our brain that regulates attention, memory and mood. During this time our moods are cleared … Read more

Finding A Hypnotherapist – The Top Ten Tips To Getting The Right Hypnotherapist

by Steven If you have come to the conclusion that hypnotherapy is the best form of help for your issue, the next step is to find the right hypnotherapist for you. The following top ten tips will help you come to an informed decision. 1) Get A Personal Recommendation If you know someone who … Read more

What Is Hypnosis?

by Paul Gustafson RN BSN Thought Process In order to explain hypnosis it helps to understand how we process the endless stream of information we are bombarded with everyday. Our conscious mind acts as the gate keeper. It judges, critiques, accepts or denies information for storage in our long-term memory or subconscious mind. With … Read more

HYPNOTHERAPY : A Brief Introduction

What is Hypnosis? Healing by trance state (or an altered state of awareness) is among the oldest phenomena known to man and is found, in one form or another, in virtually every culture throughout the world. It could also be legitimately described as the original psychological therapy and somewhat more contentiously, as the basis for … Read more