The Importance Of Learning To Live In The Present

Dr. Steve G. Jones

If you’ve ever conducted research on relieving stress, you’ve undoubtedly come across advice stating that a key factor for reducing your level of stress is to try to live more in the present moment. Most of the feelings that cause us stress, like anger and worry, are born from reliving moments in the past or trying to predict what will come in the future. We’re told to slow down, appreciate the here and now, and let go of the things we cannot do anything about.

Unfortunately for most of us, as time goes by and technology evolves, it seems to become harder and harder to do that. We are bombarded by flashing lights, electronic tones and endless notifications prompting us to think about everything except what we are doing right now, at this very moment. You’ve most likely had at least one notification of some kind pop up on your computer or cell phone in the time it took you to read this far. We are constantly on the move, our minds are continually racing, and we are, mentally, always somewhere else.

Author Eckhart Tolle may have put it best when he wrote the following lines in his book, “The Power Of Now”. Tolle writes, “All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”

It is possible for anyone to ease stress in their life by simply learning to be more mindful of the present, keeping their mind from running off into the past or the future and focusing on abundance. Except for very few specific circumstances in life, stress does not exist in the present, it only exists in the mind.

Many studies have been conducted, which prove that hypnosis can have outstanding effects on reducing stress and anxiety. One such study looked at the effects of hypnosis when used to deal with stress experienced by first-year medical students as they dealt with exams. Results showed that those students who used self-hypnosis techniques experienced much lower levels of distress during exam periods.

Hypnosis can help you to live more in the moment and reduce the stress in your life by allowing you to reach a relaxed mental state more easily. Hypnosis can help you remove the triggers that cause worry and anxiety, helping to stop runaway thoughts and allowing you to maintain your focus on the present moment. You will be able to enjoy life again, regain that young at heart feeling, and let go of all those things outside of your control that have worked their way into your subconscious.

Dr. Steve

Find The Power To Eat Healthier Through Hypnosis

Dr. Steve G. Jones

One of the largest challenges many people have in common is eating foods that are unhealthy, and eating too much in general. From processed foods with too many additives, to fast food and sugary soft drinks, we are absolutely bombarded with temptations to do the wrong thing and eat what we already know is not good for us.

We are told to watch our carb intake, to think of food as fuel and nothing more, and to avoid binge eating. We’re told all kinds of things that most of us, for some reason, seem to ignore time and time again as we let our bad eating habits continue to harm our health.

Unhealthy eating choices are just that, bad habits. It may start out as a simple act of choosing convenience over cooking yourself, or enjoying a treat for lunch one afternoon, but when these acts and decisions are repeated over time, they form habits that become hard to break. Most people don’t overeat or make poor diet choices because they want to. They do it because they don’t know how to break their bad habits.

If you’re one of the millions of people that is struggling to make healthier eating choices, lose weight and improve their overall health, hypnosis can help you. Through the use of hypnotherapy, you can disable triggers that lead you to things like binge eating, build the confidence you need to boost your willpower and stand firm when you make good decisions, and pave the way for creating new, healthy habits.

In a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, two groups were compared to determine if hypnosis showed any kind of effect when applied to weight loss. Not only did the study show that participants who underwent hypnosis lost more weight on average than their counterparts, they showed that results obtained through the use of hypnosis actually became greater over time.

If you’ve been struggling with your own unhealthy eating habits and not finding success, hypnosis may be the missing piece of the puzzle you’ve been looking for. It can help you to eliminate the anxiety that often comes along with the idea of dieting, and give you the tools you’ve been missing that will allow you to stand behind your own decision to change your life and become a happier, healthier person.

Dr. Steve

Proven Pain Management Through Hypnosis

Dr. Steve G. Jones

The one thing that people take the most medication for during their life is pain. Some take an occasional aspirin or ibuprofen to deal with the temporary pain of a headache or an overworked muscle. Others might take something daily, even strong narcotics, to get some relief from constant and chronic pain caused by things like back or joint problems, arthritis or the aftereffects of surgery.

Very few things make us feel as miserable as being in pain. Just the mere thought of being in pain is enough to raise anxiety levels and cause fear in the average person. We’ve all put off things like going to the dentist or the doctor because of our fear of being in pain.

Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective pain management tool, as well as providing relief from the stress that often accompanies it. Some patients have even undergone procedures such as surgeries and having teeth pulled using nothing but hypnosis to control their pain. Controlling and relieving pain through hypnosis has not only been shown to work for the large majority of people who have tried it, but it is one of the most studied and well documented uses of hypnotherapy.

In this review of thirteen separate studies, you can see the results overwhelmingly show that patients who make use of hypnosis for the management of various types of chronic pain report better results than those who don’t. It’s effects are shown to help with pain caused by cancer, lower back problems, arthritis, sickle cell disease and more.

The American Psychological Association states that, “Hypnosis is likely to be effective for most people suffering from diverse forms of pain.” Their report goes on to say, “hypno-analgesia is associated with significant reductions in: ratings of pain, need for analgesics or sedation, nausea and vomiting, and length of stay in hospitals. Hypnosis has also been associated with better overall outcome after medical treatment and greater physiological stability.”

If you would like to be able to deal with temporary pains without the use of drugs, and especially if you suffer from any type of chronic pain, hypnosis can help you. Not only will you will gain relief from your pain, but also from all of the stress it causes you. Hypnosis is an opportunity to take control and restore yourself to the state of radiant health you’ve been missing — all without the use of expensive, and possibly addictive drugs.

Dr. Steve

Relieving Stress Through Hypnosis


Stress is one of the biggest challenges people face in their daily lives. It is more common than any disease or illness, and can worsen, or even cause, other illnesses. Unfortunately for all of us, as our fast paced world continues to move faster, the level of stress the average person suffers continues to go up.

Stress has been shown to worsen just about any health condition that affects the human body. Heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety are all examples of problems proven to get worse when a person is consistently stressed.

Many people wonder how something that seems to be all in their head can have such disastrous effects on their body. The challenge is that although stress might start in your head, it causes real physical responses in your body. Stress is a psychological response to a threat, and when you feel threatened, your body responds. Blood vessels constrict, the heart rate increases, and hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released into the bloodstream. All of this can have a tremendous effect when stress is constantly present.

The very state of mind achieved through hypnosis is exactly what medical experts recommend for alleviating the symptoms of stress. In fact, most expert suggestions for dealing with stress in the moment are techniques often used in hypnosis. Recommendations include breathing deeply to calm the body, focusing on the moment to stop runaway thoughts, and consciously changing your perspective on whatever challenge is in front of you.

Hypnosis helps to quiet and focus the mind, relax the body, and allow a person to undo the effects of too much stress. Studies have shown that hypnosis has a greater effect on reducing stress than other management techniques, even for those suffering from diagnosed stress disorders.

No matter what is causing the stress in your life, hypnosis can provide you with a way to get it under control and relieve the symptoms it causes. You’ll increase your ability to focus on the moment, stop runaway thoughts that make your stress worse, and gain the confidence you need to remain that way.

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Helping Your Career With Hypnosis

Dr. Steve G. Jones

Who doesn’t want to do better in their career? It’s a common desire for most people. Everyone wants to do at least a little bit better. Who wouldn’t feel better about a nice promotion, a healthy raise, or maybe even running the show as a business owner?

The reasons people fail to move ahead in their jobs and careers are numerous. Some get nervous and have trouble with job interviews. Others lack the confidence to go after what they really want. Common problems like a lack of motivation or fear of public speaking affect plenty of people, holding them back from achieving their career goals. Even with a true passion for what you are doing, it can be difficult to keep moving forward when you’re facing barriers like these.

Hypnotherapy can produce amazing effects when it comes to breaking through these internal mental barriers. Some of the most successful and famous people in the world credit hypnosis as one of the tools that helped them to break through and achieve things that most people only dream about. Albert Einstein was known to undergo hypnosis sessions almost every afternoon. He’s even stated that his famous theory of relativity came to him during one of them. Thomas Edison used self hypnosis on a regular basis to help focus his mind and develop his ideas. Sir Winston Churchill took advantage of hypnosis to maintain his focus, drive and confidence in order to carry out his duty as Prime Minister during World War II.

One of the most problematic emotions for many people on the job is anxiety. From feeling afraid to speak in front of large groups or even at small business meetings, to feeling too shy to strike up a conversation with a colleague or supervisor, anxiety can limit job success and performance in many ways. It destroys confidence, smothers passion, and can turn a once cherished career into a hated daily ordeal.

Hypnosis has been proven to be effective at reducing anxiety in many different types of patients. Once the anxiety is gone, self-control and confidence return, allowing you to finally move forward. There are numerous studies that have proven this fact, such as this report from the International Anesthesia Research Society which documents that hypnosis reduced anxiety by more than 50% in adult patients who were about to undergo surgery.

Whether you are feeling held back by your own barriers, or just looking for a way to increase your normal performance, hypnosis can help you to reach your goals. You’ll be able to break through walls that once seemed impenetrable, restore your confidence and motivation, and re-awaken your passion, allowing yourself to easily move to the next level and beyond.

Dr. Steve

Using Hypnosis To Control Alcohol Consumption

Dr. Steve G. Jones

For many people, what starts out as just having a few drinks and having a good time can turn into a challenge. There is certainly a difference between having a drink or two to loosen up and feeling like you don’t have the self-control to stop when you know you’ve already had too much. A report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows that nearly 25% of people over the age of 18 admit to engaging in binge drinking in a given month.

There is no doubt that too much alcohol is unhealthy, in more ways than one. Alcohol is a leading cause in the premature deaths of tens of thousands of people every year in the United States. 2014 estimates linked alcohol to approximately 88,000 deaths, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. Alcohol consumption was responsible for nearly 10,000 automobile related fatalities, making up 31% of the overall driving fatalities.

Psychological analysis and research has shown that controlling excessive drinking, or even an alcohol addiction, is difficult because somewhere in the mindset of a person with an alcohol problem is the sense of a lack of self-control that is extremely difficult to overcome. The problem is much more mental than it is physical. A person trying to deal with an alcohol problem needs to overcome their own sense of not having control, as well as break out of bad habits that have been established.

Hypnosis has been shown to be an extremely helpful part of an overall treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction. It should not be thought of as a passive cure that will suddenly stop alcohol cravings, but as an effective tool to help someone with an alcohol problem get past their own mental blocks and change unhealthy habits. A study conducted in 2004 showed that by using hypnosis along with more traditional forms of treatment for alcohol abuse, patients who underwent hypnosis showed significantly higher success rates, feeling more able to control their urge to drink and having a higher confidence that they would be able to refuse alcohol when tempted.

By incorporating hypnotherapy into an overall alcohol treatment plan, patients can learn to take control of their impulses, rebuild their confidence, and most importantly, replace bad habits with healthier choices that will allow them to change their lives and take control once again. If the will to change is there, hypnosis can have profound effects on maintaining the necessary motivation to complete treatment as well as instilling the self-confidence needed to reach success.

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Can Hypnosis Improve Academic Performance?

Dr. Steve G. Jones

College students today are under a tremendous amount of pressure. There is a constant drive to improve their academic performance from parents, professors, friends, and even themselves. So much of their future lives and careers depend on the grades they achieve in the classroom.

Most students, when asked, will tell you that if they are struggling with maintaining peak performance and high grades it’s not because they have challenges understanding the material they are studying, it’s because of the relentless stress they feel as they strive to succeed. Unfortunately, the key to studying effectively is to be in exactly the opposite state of mind. To get the most out of their studies, students need to be relaxed and focused.

Hypnosis is a remarkable tool for helping stressed and often overworked students to relax and let go of stress, resulting in heightened concentration and improved creativity. In fact, many teachers and other school staff already use techniques that are considered to be a form of hypnosis in their everyday work. Most teachers will attempt to create a calm and quiet environment to help students relax before big tests. This improves concentration. Sports coaches will engage in energetic “pep talks” before a big game, repeating positive phrases and suggestions over and over to build confidence in players. All of these types of things are techniques of hypnosis.

In an Australian study conducted in 1991, researchers investigated the effects of cognitive-behavioral hypnosis on improving academic performance and reducing anxiety associated with test taking. One group received four hypnosis sessions while the control group received none. The results showed that the group, which had received hypnosis, showed significantly lower levels of anxiety and also improved their performance during test taking sessions. The positive effects were still evident six weeks later when follow-up examinations were conducted.

If you, or someone you know, are struggling to keep stress low and academic performance high, hypnosis can help to achieve both goals. Hypnosiscan help you to reduce your stress and anxiety, maintain your confidence, and improve your concentration. These are all things that will greatly benefit students at any stage of their education.

Dr. Steve

Do You Suffer From A Fear Of The Dentist?

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Me during a dental procedure, having prepared myself using hypnosis recordings

There are few things that strike fear into the heart of man as much as a visit to the dentist. It is estimated that about 20% of people will avoid going to the dentist until it is absolutely necessary because of their fear. 5% to 8% of the population will actually avoid the dentist entirely because of the fear and anxiety they experience. Even among those who do see a dentist regularly or semi-regularly, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t admit to some kind of fear at the thought of going in for some kind of dental procedure.

In most cases, the anxiety that people feel isn’t caused by a fear of pain, but comes more from the lack of control that is experienced when sitting in the dentist’s chair. You’re lying almost flat on your back. The dentist is hovering over you. There’s usually a bright light in your face, and you can’t see what he’s doing in your mouth, or off to the side, as he fiddles with different tools. To top it all off, you can’t move and you can’t speak. It’s not a pleasant situation to be in, to say the least.

Many patients with a fear of the dentist have found that hypnosis can help greatly to alleviate the terrible anxiety that makes them put off dental visits and suffer through the entire process when they finally do go in for the work they need done. In fact, some dentists have even incorporated hypnosis therapy into their practice as a way to help fearful patients.

Hypnosis has been shown to be an extremely effective tool when it comes to helping people deal with fear, anxiety, and even pain. A recent article from the American Psychological Association outlines several different studies showing that hypnosis can help alleviate pain after medical procedures as well as reduce the anxiety associated with undergoing such procedures. In a review from D. Corydon Hammond at the University of Utah School of Medicine, several more studies are cited as proving that hypnosis has definite effects when it comes to stress relief and dealing with anxiety. He also goes on to specifically mention its benefits with both medical and dental procedures in regards to anxiety and recovery.

The deep state of relaxation that defines a hypnotic trance is actually the natural opposite of fear and anxiety. The state of mind brought on by hypnosis not only provides relief from anxiety before a visit to the dentist, but is conducive to pain management and rapid healing when hypnotherapy is employed after dental procedures as well.

If you’ve ever suffered needlessly from a toothache, or ended up needing invasive procedures because you let your fear talk you into putting off regular dentist visits, hypnosis could be the key to getting your dental health back on track. By calming your anxiety and eliminating your fears, you’ll be able to take care of yourself the way you should and avoid those long, unpleasant — and expensive — dental procedures altogether. Wouldn’t it be great to walk in and out of your next dental visit with rock solid confidence and a smile on your face?

Dr. Steve

How Hypnosis Can Help Manage Weight Loss

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It seems like every year there is a new study released somewhere saying that the average weight of the average American has gone up — again — by a few pounds. You can find a fast food restaurant on just about every corner; sometimes more than one. It seems like everything you walk past in the supermarket is processed with things you can’t even pronounce and has more calories in one serving than you need for an entire day.

On the flip side of that coin, there are also tons of, shall we say, “get thin quick” weight loss schemes available. Americans are overweight and they know it. They seem to want to lose at least some of that weight, but they aren’t doing what they really need to do in order to make that weight loss happen. They buy the latest trend in pseudo exercise devices. They swallow pills to boost metabolism or reduce appetite. They cut carbs and starve themselves on fad diets that leave their bodies weak and their minds depressed.

Everything begins in the mind. The simple truth is that in order to change your body, you have to change your mind. If you have a habit that is causing a problem for you, there is no solution other than removing or changing that habit. There is no getting around that fundamental truth. If you continue to do something that brings you bad results, you will continue to get bad results.

Hypnosis has been found to be an effective tool for helping to change the bad habits that lead to being overweight. Don’t get carried away though, it’s not a magic bullet that is going to suddenly change eating habits and melt off extra pounds with just a single session, even if you might have seen it portrayed that way in a movie or two.

Hypnosis works by helping to change underlying feelings, habitual patterns and subconscious motivations that often lead to an unhealthy diet. A healthy diet is easier to stick with if you feel like eating healthy, rather than thinking of it as something you should do. Hypnosis can help you to make the right choices naturally, rather than arguing with yourself about what’s right or wrong. To put it simply, hypnosis will help you eliminate your bad eating habits and create new, healthy habits. You’ll feel like you are eating what you naturally want to eat rather than torturing yourself with some diet plan.

Hypnotherapy has been shown to not only make it easier for people to lose weight, but to maintain that weight loss, which is often the hardest part. A study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology showed that people who underwent hypnotherapy lost nearly twice as much weight on average as those who didn’t, 11 lbs and 6 lbs respectively in the short term. In addition, as time passed, the results went up to 14.8lbs for those who used hypnosis while the control group remained at 6 lbs.

If you are trying to lose weight, hypnosis can be an incredibly beneficial tool to help you achieve your goal, and more importantly, maintain your target weight once you get there. And best of all, you won’t be doing any extra damage to your body by neglecting necessary nutrients or adding dangerous chemicals.

Additionally, if you are trying to lose weight, you should seek qualified medical advice.

Once the terms of your plan are set in place, ask your doctor about incorporating hypnosis into that plan.

Dr. Steve

Enhancing Athletic Performance With Hypnosis

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Exercising at the gym

Even though sports are mostly thought of as physical competitions, with participants making use of speed, coordination and strength to win; any athlete will tell you that there is a huge mental component involved in any game or competition. It takes much more than just strong muscles or a gift for running fast to win. To excel in sports, athletes must be mentally sharp as well as physically fit.

Mental focus and confidence are essential factors for success in any sport. The real challenge for most players is developing the ability to focus at the required level on demand, and maintaining their confidence and motivation over time. Events such as losses in competition, and especially injuries, can cause lapses in both, making it difficult to recover and perform at previous levels.

Hypnosis can be used to help athletes improve their mental performance, which in turn leads to better physical performance. There are three key areas where hypnosis has proven to be especially effective for training athletes:

  • Narrowing Focus – Allowing a player to “get in the zone”
  • Changing Limiting Beliefs – Removing mental blocks which hurt performance
  • Rehearsing For Success – Practicing mentally and visualizing success

The combination of hypnosis and visualization can have a powerful effect on performance in sports, as well as other areas of life. In a well-known experiment conducted by Australian psychologist Alan Richardson, three basketball teams were tested on their ability make free throws. One team was told to practice their free throws on a basketball court. The second team was told to do nothing, and the third was told to practice by visualizing making free throws in their mind, but not to play for real.

At the end of the test period, the control group who did not practice showed no improvement, the group that practiced on the court showed a 24% improvement, while the group that practiced solely through visualization showed a 23% improvement. Results were nearly identical for those who had practiced on the court and those who just practiced in their minds. Players who exercised their minds actually saw their performance levels rise without any extra physical work.

A study at the University of Utah, using a test group of 43 people, determined that hypnosis has a definite and positive effect on a person’s ability to perform tasks while under stress, which is, of course, a big part of any athlete’s life. Test subjects who underwent hypnosis treatments showed a marked decrease in heart rate and overall anxiety level while performing fine motor tasks under stress.

If you are an athlete looking for new ways to improve your performance, hypnosis can provide you with the means to get through your own mental blocks and unlock better physical performance. By taking advantage of the benefits of hypnosis and visualization, you’ll be able to improve your own results and find new levels of success in sports, as well as other areas of your life. Keeping the mind fit is just as important as keeping the body in shape.

Dr. Steve

Managing Diabetes with Hypnosis

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There are many people in the world who suffer from diabetes. It is a common ailment, but despite the seriousness of the issue, there still isn’t a cure for it. All anyone can hope to do is manage their symptoms and take care of themselves the best way they can. Hypnosis is a great tool to help people manage their diabetes because of the psychological aspects associated with the disease.

In a study conducted by Yuan Xu and Etzel Cardena in 2008, it was found that hypnosis works well as an adjunct to insulin treatment. The researchers found that hypnosis managed the psychological aspects of diabetes, which helped improved the overall quality of care for patients with diabetes. Some of the complications include depression, stress, and anxiety, and these complications often led to more physical complications.

Hypnosis used in conjunction with insulin treatments showed promising results, especially with stabilizing blood glucose and decreasing peripheral vascular complications. In addition, hypnosis also helped patients deal with their negative emotions in a healthier way.

A separate study, conducted by Pressman and Cohen in 2005 showed the link between emotions and physical health. Those who displayed negative emotions following their diagnosis of diabetes were prone to more physical ailments. However, patients who experienced positive emotions such as happiness and excitement resulted in direct physiological effects. The study found that the nervous system responded to positive emotions, cortisol decreased as a result of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, and an activation of the lymphoid tissues was also present.

What these studies mean for people with diabetes is that there is an option to help manage the negative emotions one feels when they are diagnosed with the disease, and this in turn helps manage the physical aspects of diabetes. It’s important to note that hypnosis is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it claim to be; however, using it together with an approved insulin plan – as prescribed by your doctor – can help you manage the symptoms and side effects of diabetes.

Dr. Steve

Reboot Your Brain Summit with Leah Lund

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Dr. Steve G. Jones discusses hypnosis and the openness to change. During Alpha, a relaxed state of mind, we can program in positive influence into our subconscious mind. It can be as simple as having the right messages in order to achieve what we want. Dr. Steve shares what hypnosis can feel like for people and the differences between frequencies including Alpha and Beta.

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Raise Your Vibration About Alzheimer’s with Lori LeCarl

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Dr. Steve G. Jones joins Lori LeCarl as they discuss using hypnosis to help deal with Alzheimers Disease affecting a loved one. The simplest explanation of hypnosis, as described by Dr. Steve, is “a relaxed state of mind where one can experience change”. They discuss many misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding hypnosis. They discuss the frequency of using hypnosis to get optimal results. We can use hypnosis, not as a magic wand, but as an additional tool in order to get through specific challenges.

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The Impact of Conscious Success with Nabil El Hady

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Dr. Steve G. Jones discusses mental health during this interview. If perception is not meeting ones expectation how does that effect their mental health? He discusses the high rate of divorce in the middle east with his interviewer and an example of a mid life crisis. Dr. Steve mentions that when certain expectations are not being met it can affect ones level of happiness. Anytime anyone is in a close situation with other people and they are upset, it can to some degree impact those around them.

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Past Life Regression


There are many theories circling the globe on past life regression, and they often center on its very existence. Although scientific studies have not conclusively proven that reincarnation is real, there is some evidence to suggest that it could be real.

In research conducted by Dr. Ian Stevenson for his book, Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Aetiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects, Stevenson found that children often recalled memories from their previous lives without the need for hypnosis, and that in the majority of cases, these same children had birthmarks in places where they had received a wound in their previous lives.

What does this have to do with hypnosis, you ask? Well, although children are sometimes able to recall details of their past lives without any prompting, adults are not as good at recalling similar details without help. Hypnosis allows an adult to go into a deep state of relaxation, which bypasses the conscious mind barriers.

There are many concerns in the scientific community about the validity of hypnosis for past life regression, which Stevenson covers in his book, but he does state that actual life memories may need a vehicle to make it to the conscious mind. Since our minds are designed to protect us, the conscious mind acts like the gatekeeper. It keeps information that is harmful to us buried deep in our subconscious, and you may have to work to bring it out in the open.

Stevenson does believe that a person’s natural recall of past life details is more accurate than those who use hypnosis to retrieve them. However, as a therapeutic option, there is some evidence that past life regression can help a person heal in much the same way as a patient who is helped to remember a traumatic event can neutralize the disabling influence over their lives of the original trauma.

If you believe in past lives and feel that you could benefit from learning about any blocks or negative patterns you’re repeating, past life regression may be right for you. It is important to find a legitimate therapist to walk you through this process, or use a self-hypnosis option that is careful with the suggestive language. One of Stevenson’s concerns regarding hypnotherapy in the use of past life regression was that patients surrendered control to the therapist, and it was easy to unintentionally guide people to see things that didn’t actually happen.

Whether you choose a therapist or self-hypnosis, make sure the source is reputable. Also, consider the emotions attached to the memories you explore. Many people who have experienced a past life regression report feeling intense emotions to situations, emotions that would be difficult to produce on their own with made up stories. That will be a clue that you’re actually remembering a past life versus making up something in your mind.

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Release Your Fears with Hypnosis

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Fears are a normal part of the human condition, but when those fears interfere with your everyday life, it becomes necessary to manage them. There are several ways to do that, and your doctor may have some suggestions, but something you can consider in addition to those suggestions is hypnosis.

According to a study done at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College of London, suggestions given under a hypnotic state, even if only given once, can produce the same effects as long-term conditioning and practice. That’s quite impactful when you consider how it can help manage your fears.

As you may know, fear produces the fight or flight response. From a physiological perspective, it releases hormones that shut down non-essential functions to survival, such as the digestive system, and increases essential functions, such as eyesight. Your heart rate increases and blood flows to the muscles to help you run faster.

Fear also impacts the brain, too. Once the fear pathways are ramped up, the brain will automatically short-circuit more rational pathways. The purpose of this is to help you react to the signals coming from the amygdala. However, in this state, the brain takes in all the details associated with the fear – sights, sounds, smells, time of day, weather, and so on – and remembers them.

Living in a constant state of fear can negatively impact your life. Because of the body’s physical response to stress, chronic fear can weaken the immune system, lead to cardiovascular issues, cause gastrointestinal problems, and decrease fertility. It can also cause issues with your ability to form long-term memories, and it disrupts brain processes that allow you to manage your emotions. As you can see, managing your fears beyond when you actually need that fear response becomes critical to your well-being.

Hypnosis allows you to enter a state of deep relaxation, which automatically takes you out of a fear response. This restores your body’s normal functions and gives it a break. Additionally, hypnotic suggestion works to undermine the negative association your brain has connected with the fear. For example, if you have a fear of elevators, and just walking past a tall building triggers that fear, hypnosis will help you disassociate tall buildings from your fear. It may focus your attention on the beauty of the architecture or some other positive aspect of the building.

Hypnosis helps you manage your fears by changing your associations with them. It also helps you get to the core reason for your fears, and helps you overcome mental blocks so you can release your fears entirely. It’s important to keep in mind that hypnosis isn’t a cure-all, but it can help you manage your fears when used in conjunction with the medical advice provided by your doctor.

Dr. Steve

Hypnosis and Childbirth

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Me hypnotizing people on the streets of Savannah for my hypnosis techniques DVD

Giving birth to a child is an experience that is in equal parts exhilarating and painful, according to many women. Some women choose to use pain management drugs to make it through the labor while others attempt to have a natural birth, but either way, there is a certain amount of pain expected during labor. One of the best kept secrets when it comes to managing labor pain is hypnosis.

There have been several studies conducted in Europe and China about the effects of hypnosis on the length of labor, the need for medication, rates of surgical intervention, and postpartum depression. The studies all conclude that hypnosis can help in each of these cases.

The study conducted in China by researcher, T.Y. Hao found that nurses who controlled their conversations to purposefully advance the birthing process were able to help mothers in labor significantly reduce the lengths of the first and second stages of labor. Additionally, another study compared hypnosis to Lamaze training. In this study, those women who participated in hypnosis experienced a shorter first stage of labor – by 98 minutes for first time mothers and 40 minutes for second time mothers.

A British study monitored 45 women, both first time and second time mothers, who received hypnosis and found that 55% of those women did not require medication to make it through the labor. The non-hypnosis group was comprised of 90 women; again including first time and second time mothers, and found only 22% of that group could make it through labor without medication.

Hypnosis works with childbirth for the same reason it helps manage other types of pain. It reduces a mother’s stress over the labor process, and it helps them associate childbirth with positive feelings and aspects rather than focusing on the expected pain. Through deep relaxation and breathing, a mother can mentally prepare her body for the process, and reduce the pain receptors’ signals to the brain. This helps manage the pain during labor, and can lead to faster labors that do not require medication.

Each woman is different, and one woman’s experience will not be the same as another woman’s. Labor is complicated and often unpredictable, so it is best to speak with your doctor about your options before making any decisions. Hypnosis should be used in conjunction with your doctor’s prescribed plan, and when used appropriately, can help you manage pain symptoms, reduce the need for an epidural, and decrease your chance of postpartum depression.

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Hypnosis in the Treatment of Depression

A picture I took of a double rainbow over the High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is 167.6 metres (550 ft) tall. It opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is currently the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

A picture I took of a double rainbow over the High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is 167.6 metres (550 ft) tall. It opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is currently the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, major depressive disorder affects about 14.8 million American adults over the age of 18 in any given year. Depression is more common in women than men, it can develop at any age, but is more common around 32, and those with depression are four times more likely to develop a heart attack than those without a history of depression. It is a common, but serious issue in the United States, and for some reason, still remains a relatively taboo topic.

For most people, depression is treated with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. However, more doctors are looking at alternatives to medication and one that has promising scientific results is hypnosis. Medication has side effects, not all of which are good, and many patients report not feeling like themselves when they take medication. There is a need to seek alternative forms of care.

Psychotherapy has an excellent track record, but it often takes a long time to help patients overcome their depressive feelings. Hypnosis works to change behaviors by overcoming fixed beliefs and blocks, both of which have shown a significant improvement in just one session when compared to psychotherapy alone.

Dr. Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist whose work focuses on treating depression, has said that hypnosis is relevant to treating depression because it helps “build positive expectancy regarding treatment, addresses numerous depressive symptoms, and modifies patterns of self-organization that contribute to depressed thinking and mood.” Yapko does feel one of the best approaches to treating depression involves a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and hypnosis.

Since hypnosis relies on suggestion to change the subconscious mind’s perception, it’s no wonder that doctors and researchers find hypnosis an effective tool in their arsenal to treat depression. During a study that was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers found that patients who received a combined regiment of CBT and hypnosis fared better than 75% of patients who received CBT without hypnosis.

Although researchers are still pursuing studies like these to address psychiatric concerns, the initial results show hypnosis as a viable option to incorporate with a doctor’s approved treatment plan. It is important to note that hypnosis does not claim to cure depression. Additionally, if you or a loved one is suffering from depression, you should seek qualified medical advice and begin an approved treatment plan.

Once the terms of your plan are set in place, ask your doctor about incorporating hypnosis into that plan because the benefits can lead to a quicker recovery and feelings of empowerment as you take portions of your healing into your own hands.

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