Hypnosis

Hypnosis Fact & Fiction: Revisisted

This blog post is an updated version of the original Fact and Fiction blog post made more than 10 years ago! “Very few topics in the whole history of mankind can have given rise to so many absurdities, misunderstandings, and misconceptions.” – Hans Eysenck, Sense & Nonsense in Psychology (1957) The above statement from Hans […]

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What exactly is Hypno-CBT®?

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is: what exactly IS the Hypno-CBT® model? So I thought I’d answer that question – and explain a bit about why it is so effective and how we teach it as an integrative approach. So, what is Hypno-CBT®? Whilst the Diploma training introduces students to other […]

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Cutting through the 5 Myths of Hypnosis – Part 2

Welcome to the second in our 5 Myths of Hypnosis series!  Here I’m aiming to provide some clarity amongst the muddy marketplace of hypnosis courses  – to try to cut through the hype, get the pop out of the psychology, separate the science from the superstition, and see what the research says.  So join me […]

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Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and the Law – around the world

We’re often asked questions about the laws regarding hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy in different countries around the world. I receive questions like “Can I practice hypnotherapy in New Zealand after your course?” and “Is your qualification recognised in Spain?” It’s very hard to provide accurate advice for every jurisidication in the world! So I […]

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Cutting through the 5 Myths of Hypnosis – Part 1

Welcome to the first in our Five Myths About Hypnosis series! I want to share with you the most common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis – and why it’s so important to question them, look to the science and use more research-informed ways of talking about hypnosis. I’m going to try and cut through the […]

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Taking Placebos on Purpose

Brief discussion of a curious 1965 study in which placebo pills were administered to 15 “neurotic” psychiatric patients, who were explicitly told that they were being given “sugar pills” with no therapeutic ingredients and nevertheless appeared to benefit from them.

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