Self-Hypnosis

Articles about self-hypnosis and autosuggestion.

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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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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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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The Hypno-CBT® Toolbox: 35 different therapy techniques

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 […]

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Émile Coué’s Method of “Conscious Autosuggestion”

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.

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