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 […]Read More
Articles about self-hypnosis and autosuggestion.
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
In talking with other hypnotherapists and psychotherapists it’s clear that many have only a small range of techniques and interventions to draw upon. We believe it’s important that hypnotherapists and psychotherapists have a wide range of interventions (treatment elements) to draw upon to create tailored and flexible treatment plans for each client. Here’s the current list of […]Read More
This short article explains how hypnotism actually originated, in part, under the influence of Oriental meditation techniques, described in the writings of James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy.Read More
This detailed article reviews the central concepts and techniques used by Émile Coué in his famous method of “Conscious Autosuggestion” an important self-help system, cousin of hypnotherapy and precusor to modern self-hypnosis and cognitive-behavioural skills training methods in psychotherapy.Read More