Fears/Phobias & Anxiety

Smokers Who Successfully Quit Are Happier!

Smokers Who Quit Are Happier, Study Finds

health.usnews.com

“Smokers might believe that quitting will decrease life satisfaction or quality of life — because they believe it disrupts routines, interferes with relationships, leads to a loss of smoking-related pleasure, or because cessation deprives them of a coping strategy,” says researcher Megan Piper, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and its Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.

But contrary to their concerns, the study found that those who did successfully quit experienced greater satisfaction with the quality of their life, both in regards to health as well as their emotions, both one year and three years after cessation, compared with those who continued to smoke.

The study was published online by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in the December 2011 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/12/16/life-after-cigarettes-is-happier-study

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HypnoBirthing for an Easier Childbirth

HypnoBirthing takes the hard-labour out of Childbirth

www.thebirthingsite.com

Here is an excellent article about HypnoBirthing written by a fellow practitioner over in the UK.  Please have a read!

Jacqueline Grimsley writes: “MENTION labour and delivery to an expectant mum and the chances are her heart will begin to race at the thought of what’s to come. But HypnoBirthing helps mums-to-be overcome their fear and tension with a different way of birthing … HypnoBirthing enables mums to eliminate the ‘fear-tension-pain’ syndrome, resulting in a comfortable, relaxed birthing experience whilst being in complete control.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.thebirthingsite.com/birthing-assistance/item/441-hypnobirthing-takes-the-hard-labour-out-ofchildbirth.html

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New Milford Hospital Offers Hypnosis During Surgery

Relieving the effects of surgery with hypnosis

http://medicalxpress.com

Dr. Courtney Chambers, a surgeon at New Milford Hospital in Connecticut, says of hypnosis for surgery: “What I’m seeing is that more people are using less narcotics and using narcotics for shorter periods after surgery. To hear that people only stayed in bed for a day or two days as opposed to a week or 10 days moping around is very encouraging.”

“…hypnosis in the operating room is less common, but said studies have shown it can be effective. Researchers have found that hearing is the last sense to decline under anesthesia and that a patient can still be influenced by hypnotherapy while under anesthesia…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-07-relieving-effects-surgery-hypnosis.html

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Country Singer Adam Harvey Overcame Stage Fright with Hypnosis

Harvey and Cole are ready for a Rematch

http://blacktown-advocate.whereilive.com.au/

“Few people know that [Adam Harvey] a highly regarded, multi-award winning country singer once underwent hypnotherapy to cure a dibilitating fear of the stage… He is now just four weeks away from releasing the single Falling Into Place from his tenth studio album… Asked if he preferred touring or recording, Harvey said his greatest fear turned out to be his greatest love. ‘I feel so completely at home on stage and touring. It’s the most amazing experience.'”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://blacktown-advocate.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/harvey-and-cole-are-ready-for-a-rematch/

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Hypnosis Helps Patients Endure Difficult Medical Procedures

Hypnosis Surgery

http://www.sciencentral.com

“Hypnosis has been misunderstood as a nightclub stunt, a loss of control and a type of sleep, but it’s been a therapeutic tool for centuries… Research is showing that hypnosis, a therapeutic tool for centuries, can help some patients endure difficult medical procedures. Dr. David Spiegel: ‘Hypnosis is a way of enhancing people’s own control over their bodies and their consciousness… It’s a matter of teaching them how to restructure their approach to their problem and manage it better.'”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?type=article&article_id=218392458

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Do You Avoid Exercising Due to a Fear of Sweating?

Do you avoid exercising due to a fear of sweating? This woman in England did – until she used hypnosis to overcome her phobia. The phobia of excessive sweating, called hypothermosis, made her afraid of working out. Once she conquered her fear with the help of hypnosis, she began exercising and lost a bunch of weight, dropping from size 18 to size 12 pant size in a year!

Bank worker overcomes bizarre phobia of SWEAT to lose eight-stone

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

“In early 2010 Tracey Stone overcame her ‘nemesis’ thanks to a course of hypnotherapy. At her biggest, she was a size 24, but she has now dropped from a size 18 to a size 12. She said: ‘I’ve had a fear of excessive sweating since I was at school. It got to the point where I was literally not walking anyway through fear of breaking sweat. I freaked out at the thought of going to the gym. But now I feel happier and healthier after finally overcoming the nemesis that had haunted me for so long.'”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2003368/Bank-worker-overcomes-bizarre-phobia-SWEAT-lose-stone.html?ITO=1490

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Hypnosis Used in Hospitals for Pain Management

Hypnosis and the hospital

http://www.dailycamera.com

“Hypnosis by trained professionals is approved by the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association as a way to treat a wide range of issues, from physical pain to improving compliance with taking pills or following medical instructions. Other claims include helping treat anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, menopause, trauma, abuse, burns, tooth grinding, insomnia, memory, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, weight loss, general stress, sexual dysfunction, phobias and fertility. Other hypnotherapists work with patients to try to overcome abuse, betrayal and conflict, or improve performance (in sports, theater, music or speaking), confidence, creativity, procrastination or career success.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_18193020?source=rss

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Are You Going to have Surgery?

Are you going to have surgery? Hypnosis can be used in combination with anesthesia to make you more comfortable before, during and after the procedure. Plus it helps you to recover faster afterward…

Hypnosis/Local Anaesthesia Combination During Surgery Helps Patients And Reduces Hospital Stays

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

“Using a combination of hypnosis and local anaesthesia (LA) for certain types of surgery can aid the healing process and reduce drug use and time spent in hospital, anaesthesiologists have found. The combination could also help avoid cancer recurrence and metastases, according to new research to be presented today (Sunday) at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/227914.php

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Are You Afraid of Needles? Self-Hypnosis Techniques Can Help!

Hypnosis for Medical IV’s and Needles and Blood Draws

http://www.allthingshealing.com

Seth-Deborah Roth writes: “Working in the medical world, I get to see many situations where simple, easy, hypnosis could be used. There are everyday medical procedures that frighten many patients. Such is getting your blood taken or even getting a shot. Some patients get so frightened that they actually can faint. Sometimes people actually get so frightened that their veins constrict and get smaller, therefore, making it even more difficult to start an IV line. Some people will never go to a doctor because of this fear. Hypnosis affords a simple perfect solution to this problem that you can carry with you anywhere.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.allthingshealing.com/Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis-for-Medical-IVs-and-Needles-and-Blood-Draws/8037

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Patient Uses Hypnosis as Anesthesia when having Teeth Pulled

Hypnosis used in dental procedure

http://news.bbc.co.uk

“ENGLAND – A dental patient underwent hypnosis to have two rotten teeth removed because he could not afford private treatment… With the offer of free treatment he agreed to the procedure performed at the Smile and Wellbeing dental practice in Bishop’s Stortford… Lester Mason, 54, says afterward: ‘It was incredible. I felt no pain at all.'”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7433646.stm

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