by Karen Nazor Hill
“Hypnosis, or some sort of trans inductions, has been around for thousands of years,” says Norman West, a clinical psychologist who often uses hypnotherapy in his practice. Though the entertainment industry may have portrayed hypnosis as a means of getting people to act goofy onstage, its effects are far more productive when used therapeutically, says West.
Hypnosis also is being used in medical situations, including childbirth and surgery. In those cases, hypnosis generally is used to calm the patient and reduce anxiety.
Several studies, including ones done by the University of Florida and the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed the pregnant women who used hypnosis had shorter and easier labor, needed less pain medication and suffered lower incidents of post-partum depression.
Classes on how to utilize hypnosis during childbirth are offered in Chattanooga. Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis, a method of childbirth preparation that teaches hypnotic techniques, imagery and visualization, helps moms — in the absence of complications — to experience “comfortable, shorter, easier births,” according to chattanoogahypnobabies.com.
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Rena Greenberg of Sarasota has been helping people lose weight using the power of suggestion. She uses hypnosis to make people believe that they have undergone lap band surgery when in reality they have not. She has helped Cathy McHugh lose 130 pounds, Kathy Pieper lose 120 pounds, Barbara Cox 100 pounds and a whole lot more of people with gastric bypass hypnosis program.
By Steve Robson
James Duckworth, 17, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was munching through 40 bags of salted crisps a week before he decided to get help. James, who was told he suffers from Selective Eating Disorder, overcame his 10 year habit after seeking help from Felix Economakis through hypnosis.
Felix explains that Selective Eating Disorder is most often caused by a trauma associated with food that happened as a baby.
After the hypnotherapy treatment, James was able to try and eat new food for the first time.
Written by Kristine Crane for U.S. News & World Report
Childbirth is one of the most painful experiences a human being endures even with the use of drugs to block out some of the pain. But long ago, woman gave birth without drugs, at home with the help of a midwife.
Women are increasingly interested in giving birth using alternative methods to drugs. Alternative birthing methods are usually associated with decreasing pain, reducing the need for anesthesia and also shortening delivery times.
Hypnobirthing is one such method that teaches young moms on how to focus and deal with the pain of labor.
Birth today has now become a medical procedure rather than a normal biological process. Developed countries where birthing has stayed primarily in the hands of midwives at homes, outcomes – for both mom and baby – are better, with lower infant and maternal mortality and morbidity.
By S. Chandravathani
The tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 has left the families of the 298 passengers and crew on board the ill-fated Boeing 777-200 aircraft having to deal with the unexpected grief and loss of loved ones.
Losing a family member or a close friend is never easy and no matter how prepared one is for a death, they can never be fully prepared for the loss and the grief.
Clinical hypnotherapist and counsellor Dr Ajit Ludher suggests affected family members use hypnotherapy treatment, which he believes is among the best ways to help treat depression and cope with the death of a loved one. Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy is a scientifically-acknowledged psychological and therapeutic discipline that can help cope with the stress of losing someone or something.
Dr Ajit said that hypnotherapy was not about forgetting but more about healing, accepting the reality of the loss and most importantly, working through to the pain of grief.